Skillet Ranch Burgers Recipe
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Skillet Ranch Burgers Recipe

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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.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 373 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 772mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.


  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.
Originally published as Skillet Ranch Burgers in Healthy Cooking June/July 2010, p29

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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lmmanda User ID: 1101093 235760
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!"

grandmascooking22 User ID: 5357761 233379
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2015 Edited Jan. 21, 2016

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

lvslwnrdr User ID: 2464187 173918
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."

GySgt89 User ID: 7810871 173917
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"

[email protected] User ID: 863935 209922
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."

cookiemouse User ID: 3900007 113756
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!"

rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 178010
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."

jen rohlfs User ID: 5098828 175218
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!"

cdunks User ID: 5988682 175215
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"

AdeleDegnan User ID: 4801874 105904
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."

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