Turkey Ranch Bacon Burgers

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When given the option of what to eat for dinner, I'll usually decide on a pasta dish with a variety of vegetables or even a homemade pizza with yummy toppings, but every once in a while, I like a good, juicy burger.  This recipe, by my favorite chef Rachael Ray, is not only delightfully satisfying for your taste buds, but it is one of the best recipes I've yet to make.  You must give it a try.

Ingredients:
For the burgers:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground turkey, 93% or 85% lean
  • 4 cloves garlic, pasted or minced
  • 3-4 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 teaspoons cumin (2/3 palmful)
  • 2 teaspoons coriander (2/3 palmful)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 rolls or hamburger buns
For the ranch dressing:
  • 1 1/2 cups regular or low fat sour cream
  • About 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • About 3 teaspoons hot sauce
  • About 2 tablespoon each parsley and chives 
  • About 1 teaspoon of dried dill
  • Dash of Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and pepper

  • For the toppings:
  • 12 slices bacon
  • Shredded or chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • tomatoes

Directions:
  • Pre-heat oven to 375ºF. Place the bacon on a rack arranged over a baking sheet and bake until crisp; reserve.

    Combine oil, turkey, garlic, grated onion, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper in a bowl. Form six large patties.


    For the ranch dressing, combine the sour cream with lemon juice, hot sauce, herbs, salt and pepper. Taste to adjust the seasonings.


    Heat a griddle, grill pan or cast iron pan over medium-high heat (I think the burgers were so juicy because I cooked them on a pan instead of the grill.) Cook large patties for 5-6 minutes on each side, or slider patties for 3-4 minutes on each side.

    Serve the burgers on buns topped with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, some dressing. (You'll probably want some on the side too!) 

This burger had tons of flavor, and the combination of the bacon and homemade ranch dressing was SO yummy.  For sure making this one again :]

<3 Saleena 



4 comments :

  1. Looks delicious. I definitely need to invest in a griddle pan.

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  2. I will be HAPPY to make it for you :]

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  3. And Laura, you should!! We love it, and it makes the perfect panini :]

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