Sorghum Bacon Cheeseburger Bowl

Serves 4-6

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Make Time

20 Minutes

Sorghum Form

Pearled Grain, Whole Grain


  • 4 cups cooked pearled or whole grain sorghum
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 pound ground sirloin, seasoned with salt/pepper and browned
  • 8 bacon strips, fried crisp and crumbled
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2 medium kosher dill pickles, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup light 1,000 Island or sun-dried tomato dressing


  1. To cook the sorghum, bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add 1¼ cups of pearled or whole grain sorghum. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and reduce heat to medium and simmer for 45 minutes or until tender. Fluff with a fork. NOTE: For quicker cooking, sorghum may be cooked in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot following manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Season sorghum with olive oil, salt, pepper and parsley flakes.
  3. To make the dressing, blend together ½ cup light mayonnaise and ½ cup light 1,000 Island or sun-dried tomato dressing.
  4. The recipe serves between 4-6. To assemble a bowl, place seasoned sorghum in a large bowl and add remaining ingredients – cooked beef and bacon, onion, tomatoes, pickles, cheese and lettuce. Top with dressing and enjoy.

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