Grilled Turkey Ranch Burgers Recipe

A simple recipe for savory, flavorful, low-fat turkey burgers that’ll impress your cookout guests! You’ll never be satisfied with plain ole burgers again!

Grilled Turkey Ranch Burgers for a Cookout

We’re having unusually fantastic March weather in the northeast this year, which brings with it the desire to grill out, at least in our house. Kevin was home from work on spring break last week and we awoke one morning to warm temperatures and sunshine, so I headed off to the store to buy all the ingredients we needed to make Kevin’s famous grilled turkey ranch burgers. He’s developed his own recipe over the years, perfecting the most mouth watering burger you’ve ever tasted!

Ready for the recipe? If you’re lucky, your’s will be a warm weather delight also!Ingredients needed for Turkey Ranch Burgers Recipe

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Grilled Turkey Ranch Burgers {recipe}
 
Once you try these savory and flavorful burgers, you'll never again be satisfied with plain ole hamburgers!
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Recipe type: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1 to 2 lbs. ground turkey or beef (we use 85% lean and it must be fresh, not previously frozen)
  • ¼ of a green pepper
  • 1 bunch of Green Onions
  • 1 Small Onion
  • Any other veggies of choice
  • Oregano (about 6 shakes)
  • Paprika (about 6 shakes)
  • Seasoned Salt (about 6 shakes)
  • Garlic Powder or Minced Garlic (about 6 shakes)
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 dry Ranch Dressing Mix packet - or 2 tsp. onion powder, 2 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. parsley flakes, 1 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. First, fire up your charcoal grill (takes 20 minutes to get hot enough).
  2. Finely chop the green onions, onion and pepper (or throw them in the food processor).
  3. Throw the veggies into a large bowl with the meat, and add all your spices, including the ranch mix.
  4. With your fingers, mash all the ingredients together until it's well mixed.
  5. Form into burger patties and grill for 10 minutes.

 

Chopping up the celery for Grilled Turkey Ranch Burgers

First, fire up your charcoal grill (takes 20 minutes to get hot enough). Finely chop the green onions, onion and pepper (or throw them in the food processor). Kevin says this is the most important step because you want them to blend right in with the meat.

Grilled Turkey Ranch Burgers Recipe using Ranch Mix

Throw the veggies into a large bowl with the meat, and add all your spices, including the ranch mix. You really can’t go wrong with the spices – in our house, more is better! Kevin takes each one and shakes it around the bowl about 6 or so times, which is probably a couple of teaspoons, if you want a measurement.

Now it’s time to get your hands dirty! With your fingers, mash all the ingredients together until it’s well mixed. Mash it like you would bread dough!Mix all the spices together with your hands

 

Now, they’re ready to grill! Kevin swears by charcoal flavor and doesn’t like gas grills. Grab your favorite beer (our’s is Franziskaner Weissbier), and get grillin’.

The kids love being outside with us while we grill!

Grilled Turkey Ranch Burgers Recipe - Perfect for Cookouts!

Mmm, mmm! Serve up with your favorite kettle-cooked chips (ooo, so bad!), fluffy potato rolls, and enjoy with sunshine and family. Doesn’t get much better than that, folks.

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About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.

Comments

  1. I just finished eating these burgers with my family. All I can say is wow! These are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It will definitely be a keeper! Yum yum yum!!

  2. Made these last night on the stove. I didn’t have the powder ranch dressing so I did your substitute mix and then served with cream ranch dressing on top. Also instead of a bun served on top of spinach and applesauce on the side. The combination of the burger and applesauce was fantastic.

  3. do you have the nutritional guide for this?

  4. Lizzie C says:

    Made these tonight- so easy and so yummy! Thanks so much!

  5. Why do you recommend not using previously frozen meat?

  6. Thanks for this! Next time I bbq, I’m definitely trying this! I stopped eating red meat so I’m always that guy eating all the chicken and potato salad.

  7. I made this today but I made mini turkey meatloaves instead. Really, really good, thanks so much.

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