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Skillet Ranch Burgers Recipe

Skillet Ranch Burgers Recipe

Lean ground turkey keeps these burgers light, while jalapenos and ranch dressing mix add great flavor. —Debra Justice, Moody, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 slices onion
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon ranch salad dressing mix


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • 2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook patties over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
  • 3. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and onion. Combine sour cream and dressing mix; spoon over burgers. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 373 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 772 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for Skillet Ranch Burgers

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Reviewed Oct. 27, 2015

"I only make turkey burgers and I only make them on the stove (I don't own a grill). I thought these burgers were great. I left out the jalape?os and hot sauce and didn't make the sauce. I also ate my burger in a wrap instead of on a bun. I will definitely make these again!"

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2015 Edited Jan. 21, 2016

"We really like ground turkey and with the jalapenos this burger is a keeper."

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"For those that find the sodium content too high, you can make your own dry ranch mix from scratch and control that instead of using a pre-packaged mix, and for those who rated the recipe low because they are beef eaters instead of turkey eaters, you are doing other readers a disservice by rating a recipe on an ingredient rather on the recipe itself. If you don't like turkey, didn't try the recipe with turkey, then don't rate the recipe."

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"I am far from healthy. So I decided to use beef that's 80% lean. And I kept the seeds in my Jalipeno's. Mmmmm. Delicioso as the Italians say"

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"I # 1 would not make this with turkey burger. We are RANCHERS thus making us BEEF raisers and therefore don't like the RAP we get for not being healthy. Actually BEEF is ok if you choose a lean beef. And there is lots out there."

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"Folks either like turkey, or they don't. But if you are eating this because you think it is healthier than a beef burger, please compare the nutritional information on these turkey burgers to a beef burger recipe found on this same website (Grilled Beef Burgers):

One serving (1 burger) equals 351 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 530 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.
The beef burgers have less calories, less carbohydrates, much less sodium, and much less cholesterol.
We eat pretty much everything we like - in moderation. Give me a good ol' beef burger anytime!"

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"I have tried to do turkey burgers a dozen times, many different ways. They always leave me wanting. Same with this one. Very difficult to do on the grill. When we do burgers they are always on the grill. I tried, no more turkey burgers."

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

"I haven"t made these yet, but you can freeze your patties for just a a while and then they won"t be so soft on the grill!!! I've made plenty of turkey burgers and they've never slipped through!"

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"My husband and I loved these burgers. They were pretty spicy but delicious and had tons of flavor. I made baked french fries for a side dish and they were perfect together"

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"I keep looking for a turkey burger that will appeal to my beef- loving husband. Unfortunately, this isn't it. I thought it was tasty, but not exceptional."

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"I haven't made this recipe but I looked at the nutrition facts and their is way too much sodium."

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2011

"I just love this burger"

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2011

"I use ground turkey instead of ground beef . It's especially good in meat loaf, cilli, etc., as well as burgers. I use the Lipton Soup and add 1 or 2 TBS. of Woerchestershire sauce, in meat loaf or burgers. ALSO use oatmeal instead of bread crumbs - it may stick together better and is very good. Hope this helps."

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2011

"I haven't made these so i am not reviewing the recipe...but for Nancy49 here is a recipe for ranch dressing with no MSG! RANCH STYLE DRESSING AND DIP MIX

Printed from COOKS.COM
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. dried minced garlic
8 tsp. dried minced onion
2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 tsp. granulated sugar
2 1/2 tsp. paprika
2 1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
Combine all ingredients. Store in air tight container. Yield: 2 1/2 cups.
DRESSING: Combine 1 tablespoon mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup buttermilk; blend.
DIP: Combine 1 tablespoon mix with 1 cup sour cream. Blend well. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving with vegetables."

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2010

"Delicious and Awesome."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2010

"I thought these were horrible. I almost couldn't eat a whole one for dinner the night I fixed them. They were very bland, so I added mustard and ketchup just so I could eat my dinner!"

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"I think I went too heavy on the jalepenos b/c they were really spicy but really good!"

Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"It is a great start. Everyone loved them even my picky grandson. Didn't know he was eating green pepper thought it was jalapeno. I will play around with the seasonings...maybe add a little cumin. Turkey is a sponge so anything will add flavor to it. Evryone liked the sauce but I can't make it to often because ranch dressing has MSG in it and is not good for my husband who can't have it. Will try the recipe from Country Woman for homemade ranch. Thanks for a great start. Nancy"

Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"suggestions from magazine--

Lean Ground Turkey: Add Parmesan cheese, minced garlic and Italian seasoning to meat. Top with spaghetti sauce, fresh spinach leaves and part-skim mozzarella.
Lean Ground Beef: Combine Greek seasoning and a bit of feta cheese with meat. Top with sliced roasted red pepper, artichoke hearts and onion.
Mix in diced chipotle pepper and reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese. Top with turkey bacon, sliced avocado, tomato and lettuce.
Lean Ground Beef or Turkey: Mix in chopped cilantro, minced fresh ginger and a splash of reduced-sodium soy sauce. Top with grilled onions and lettuce.
Add chopped onion and minced garlic to meat. Top with lettuce, blue cheese, and reduced-fat sour cream mixed with hot sauce."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.