This Cheesy Turkey Burger with Ranch is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Add ranch dressing with pickle juice for even more flavor.
Warm weather calls for ALL the easy dinner recipes. Whether it’s no-cook sandwiches like these Cream Cheese Slider Sandwiches or quick stovetop recipes like this Ground Beef Stroganoff summer is not the time to be cooking a 4-course meal in the oven, it’s just not.
This Mitten Movie Night I am sharing a burger that I came up with a few summers ago, an easy cheesy turkey burger smothered in ranch dressing with pickle juice. It’s cooked in a cast-iron pan in less than 10 minutes.
What movie pairs well with easy cheesy turkey burgers?
We are heading outside and setting up our outdoor movie screen and projector. We only really get to do this a few times a year depending on when the sun goes down, and what the mosquito situation is. While it sounds fun in theory, we usually have this set up in our basement and skip the outdoors.
What beer pairs well with Cheesy Turkey Burger with Ranch?
The beer: Beach, please! from Pigeon Hill Brewing.
The tagline on this beer is, ‘A refreshing summer ale crafted for Pure Michigan summers.’ It is light, crisp, refreshing, and a perfectly drinkable summer beer.
How to make Cheesy Turkey Burger with Ranch:
For the burger, mix everything together in a bowl and make 4 patties.
The seasoning I use for this turkey burger is parsley flakes, minced garlic cloves, Worcestershire sauce, and grated onion which adds moisture to the burger.
Add the oil and butter to a cast-iron pan and turn the stove to medium heat. Let the butter melt and the skillet heat up.
I love to cook my burgers in a cast-iron skillet, but a regular skillet will work just as well.
Once the pan is heated, add the burgers making sure not to let them touch. Cook 5 minutes, then flip and cook another 5 minutes.
What temperature should a
ground turkey burger be cooked to?
After the turkey burger has been cooked on each side, check that the internal temperature is at least 165° F.
Recently I made these Crispy Dill Chicken Sandwiches from Yellow Bliss Road. The dressing was so good! The secret ingredient was dill pickle juice added to a ranch dressing base. I knew it would go great on this burger too.
In a small dish combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, ranch, and pickle juice.
Since the burgers are so crispy I did not toast the buns like I normally love to do.
Slice up some tomatoes and add, then some pickles too. Slather on the ranch dressing.
And here you are…
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
Cheesy Turkey Burger with Ranch
Cheesy Turkey Burger
- 4 buns
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup shredded colby jack cheese
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 tsp parsley flakes
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 Tbs grated onion
- 2 Tbs butter
- 1 Tbs oil
Ranch Dressing with Dill Pickle Juice
- 2 tsp dry ranch seasoning
- 1 tsp dill pickle juice
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- sliced tomato & pickles for garnish
- For the burger, mix everything together in a bowl and separate it into 4 patties.
- Add the oil and butter to a cast-iron pan and turn the stove to medium heat. Let the butter melt, and the skillet heat up. Once the pan is heated, add the burgers making sure not to let them touch.
- Cook 5 minutes, then flip and cook another 5 minutes. Make sure the internal temperature is 165 degrees.
- For the homemade ranch, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, ranch powder, and pickle juice.
- Add burger to a bun. Slice up some tomato and top with pickles. Slather on the ranch. Enjoy!
Originally published in August of 2017. Updated post in July of 2021 with new photos, same great recipe.
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Last Updated on July 16, 2021 by [email protected]