Last week I tried this meatless burger in a bowl recipe and oh my goodness, it is so so good!!! Basically, it’s a burger without a bun in a bowl.  Its jam packed full of veggies to stay nutritious for you and your family, and with the burger sauce and pickles, it fulfills those comfort food cravings while still staying nice and light. Perfect for those hot summer days!

I like using Gardein’s meatless ground as a meat substitute. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and when you add a bit of spice it makes a great substitute that Matt is content eating. He’ll always choose meat over my meatless options, but when he’s happy eating my recipes you know it’s carnivore approved 🙂

Use my ingredients list as a guide for any burger toppings of your choice, but make sure to add those pickles! They make it so so tasty! The yams also make the burger in a bowl a bit more filling and help add some more flavour. The burger sauce was created by throwing a few random things together and it turned out quite good, but there are also lots of different burger sauces you can try on Pinterest to customize your bowl even more.

If you give this tasty recipe a try make sure to tag @HappyStylishFit and use the hashtag #HSFLife for a chance to be featured and so I can see your tasty creations!

Meatless Burger in a Bowl

Burgers are great in all their glory, but sometimes it's nice to have a lighter version. This meatless burger bowl is perfect for a lazy cooking night when you just want to throw a few things together and it tastes so so good!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 servings


Burger "Meat"

  • 1/2 package Gardein Meatless Ground
  • Olive Oil
  • sprinkle Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Burger Bowl

  • 1 large Yam, diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 cup Romaine Lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup Spinach, chopped
  • 2 Small Roma Tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 Small White Onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Pickles, straight outta the jar or diced or more pickles, if you really like pickles like me!
  • sprinkle Sesame Seeds

Burger Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Mustard
  • 1 tbsp BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tsp Pickle Brine
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Fry Gardein Meatless Ground according to directions and add red pepper flakes, salt & pepper. Once cooked place to the side and wipe the pan out to use again. 

  2. Pour water and yams into frying pan. Cook covered on medium-high until tender, adding water and stirring as necessary. While cooking prepare burger sauce. 

  3. Once tender pour out any remaining water and quickly fry with chili powder, salt, and pepper to add some extra flavour. 

Burger Sauce

  1. Stir together mayo, ketchup, mustard, bbq sauce, pickle brine, chili powder, salt, and pepper. 

Burger Bowl

  1. Stack lettuce, spinach, tomato, onion, burger "meat", yams, and pickles in 2 bowls. 

  2. Top with burger sauce and sesame seeds.

  3. Enjoy!

xo Jannine

Try this burger in a bowl recipe as a quick and easy, healthy dinner.

Vegetarian burger in a bowl is a great healthy dinner to make during the week.