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Ranch Burgers

Ranch BurgersA savory blend of ranch-inspired spices makes an extraordinary tasting burger that's sure to please.

Recipe Ingredients:

Ranch Rub:
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
4 teaspoons Ranch Rub
4 hamburger buns, split and grill-toasted
1/4 cup prepared creamy ranch dressing
2 tablespoons canned French-fried onions
Romaine lettuce, tomato slices as accompaniments

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Ranch Rub: Combine all ingredients. Store in airtight container. Shake before using. Makes 3 tablespoons.
  2. For Burgers: Lightly shape ground beef into four 3/4-inch thick patties. Press Ranch Rub onto patties.
  3. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 12 to 15 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning once. (Or grill over hot coals to cook.)
  4. Serve in buns with dressing, French-fried onions, lettuce and tomato.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Cattlemen's Beef Board.