Ranch Burgers

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  • Upgrade your next burger night by adding everyone’s favorite ingredient: ranch! These easy Ranch Burgers are easy to make and super delicious!

    juicy ranch burger with iceberg lettuce, slice of tomato and sesame seed bun

    No time for boring burgers after you’ve tried this Ranch Burgers recipe! Only 3 ingredients, plus your favorite burger toppings!

    I’ve made a pretty good dent in my quest to have a complete list of ranch recipes. In case you’ve missed them, here are some of my latest and greatest:

    And now, these homemade Ranch Burgers! It’s funny because as delicious as they are, these burgers are SO simple to make. The ingredients are quite literally just ground beef, dry ranch seasoning and buns (plus whatever you like to top your burgers with.)

    A bowl of dry spices

    Making burgers should be easy and quite commonly becomes a little more complicated than it needs to be. Here are our top tips for amazing burgers!

    How to make juicy burgers:

    ONE. Use good old ground beef with a 80/20 fat content. It will have flavor, be juicy and is fairly inexpensive. If you are grilling, some of the fat will drain off during the cooking process anyhow.

    ground beef with dry ranch seasoning mix

    TWO. Toss, don’t blend the meat. Processing too much will create a tough burger. I break the ground beef into little pieces as I add it to the mixing bowl and then gently toss with pre-mixed spices (if I’m using them) before forming into a patty.

    THREE. Toss and pack your ranch burger patty instead of kneading. Again, working the meat too much will create a tough burger. I can’t stress this enough.

    formed ranch burger patties

    FOUR. Make uniform patties using a burger press. After removing, score meat and put a small well in the center. This prevents your ranch hamburgers from shrinking up, becoming bloated in the center and looking like a UFO.

    FIVE. Freeze patties for 30 minutes before putting on the grill. This will help the meat congeal and hold together through the cooking process.

    SIX. Initially place ranch burgers over direct heat to sear the outside and create the flame grilled look, but then move them to indirect heat to continue cooking. Fire dries things out and you don’t want it to take all the moisture out of your burger.

    cooked ranch burger

    SEVEN. Never, ever, press down on your burger patty with a spatula. This will do nothing but squeeze out those blessed juices (and flavor).

    EIGHT. Let them rest before eating. This is an essential step for any piece of meat, but often overlooked for hamburgers.

    A close up of a hamburger on a plate

    It allows the juices to redistribute and absorb back into the meat fibers. Cutting in too soon will let them to escape to nothing but your plate or cutting board.

    If you want to take your burgers to a new level, slather them with ranch dressing or even chipotle ranch! You can make it with skinny ranch, but let’s be honest, after you made a burger and likely topped it with cheese, do you really need a light salad dressing?

    juicy ranch burger for pinterest

    These sides taste great with Gourmet Hamburgers:

    Mixed Vegetables
    Easy Vegetable Medley Recipe- this my go-to side dish recipe, super easy vegetable recipe that is perfect for vegetarians and meat eaters alike, tasty and easy to prepare! www.savoryexperiments.com
    Easy Vegetable Medley Recipe- this my go-to side dish recipe, super easy vegetable recipe that is perfect for vegetarians and meat eaters alike, tasty and easy to prepare!
    Copycat In-N-Out Burger Animal Style Fries
    Fries topped with fry sauce on a baking sheet
    Now you can enjoy Copycat In-N-Out Burger Animal Style Fries at home! Using a simple fry sauce, crispy fries, American cheese and fried onions.
    close up of ranch hamburger

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    Juicy Ranch Burgers

    No time for boring burgers after you've tried this Ranch Burgers recipe! Only 3 ingredients, plus your favorite burger toppings!
    Prep Time10 mins
    Cook Time15 mins
    Chill Time30 mins
    Total Time55 mins
    Course: Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: gourmet hamburgers, ranch burger
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 428kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    • In a large bowl, break up ground beef gently with your hands.
    • Sprinkle dry ranch seasoning over ground beef. Toss beef seasoning and then form 4 hamburger patties about 1 inch thick.
    • Return to refrigerator or freezer for 30 minutes before cooking.
    • Grill or pan fry as desired.
    • Place on toasted hamburger buns and top with desired toppings.
    • If you have tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 853mg | Potassium: 361mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 4mg

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