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Ranch Burgers

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