Ranch Burgers
Food and Drink

Recipe and photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com

Ranch Burgers

"Looking for a new condiment to top your best burger? Zesty ranch dressing and Ground Beef make for a fresh and flavorful burger."

Total recipe time: 35 to 40 minutes Serves: 4


1 pound ground beef (93% lean or leaner)

1/4 cup soft bread crumbs

1 egg white

1 teaspoon seasoned salt

1 medium red onion, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices

1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided

4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split, toasted

Romaine lettuce, tomato slices

1/4 cup reduced-fat creamy ranch dressing

Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg white and 
seasoned salt in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Brush onion slices with 1/2 tablespoon oil.

Place patties and onion slices on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill patties, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill 7 to 9 minutes), until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. Grill onions, 11 to 13 minutes or until tender, brushing with remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil and turning occasionally.

Line bottom of each bun with lettuce. Place tomatoes and burgers on lettuce. Spoon dressing over burgers; top with onions. Close sandwiches.