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Ranch-Style Pork Burgers

 Ranch-Style Pork Burgers
“We use our grill all year, and this recipe is quick and easy enough for busy weeknights,” writes Kathleen Dougherty from Williamsville, Illinois. Her hefty burgers make a nice alternative to ground beef, and the ranch dressing punches up the flavor.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 hamburger buns, split
  • Lettuce leaves and tomato slices, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the pork, dressing mix, onion and pepper.
  • Shape into two patties.
  • Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or
  • until a thermometer reads 160°. Top each patty with a cheese
  • slice; cover and grill just until cheese begins to melt. Serve on
  • buns with lettuce and tomato if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One burger (prepared with lean ground turkey and reduced-fat Swiss cheese) equals 374 calories, 16 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 890 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.