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Tasty Cheddar-Ranch Burgers

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024
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Making burgers for the July 4th festivities? And are you a cheese lover? If you answered with a resounding double “Yes,” check out our recipe for tasty cheddar-ranch burgers!

Tasty cheddar-ranch burgers recipe

Serves 4

(recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for more burgers)

Ingredients:

  • 1 dry packet (1 oz.) ranch-style salad dressing mix
  • 1 lb. ground beef (80/20 ratio recommended for juicy burgers)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (shred your own if possible – see note below)
  • Extra cheddar cheese slices (optional – if you want it ultra-cheesy)
  • 4 large hamburger buns
  • Toppings: Lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, and ketchup, mustard, or mayo

Directions:

Combine dry ranch dressing mix with beef. Add cheese and shape into 4 even-size patties. Cook burgers on a charcoal or gas grill to desired doneness. If desired, top hot burger with extra cheese.  Serve on buns with more toppings of your choice.

Burger wellness chart

DonenessAverage time grilledAverage temperature 
Medium rare (red in the middle)3 minutes per sideAbout 135 degrees Fahrenheit See safety note below
Medium (pink in the middle)3 to 4 minutes per side140-145 degrees Fahrenheit See safety note below
Medium well (a bit of pink in the middle)4 ½ minutes per side150-155 degrees Fahrenheit See safety note below
Well done (no pink)5 to 7 minutes per side160 degrees Fahrenheit or above

*Safety note: The FDA recommends that commercial ground beef be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Consuming raw or undercooked beef can be dangerous.

To learn more about grilling safety, click here.

Burger tips from Chef Gerry:

Whenever possible, use premium quality meat from a reliable butcher and practice proper meat handling. For example, wash your hands before and after preparing the burgers, and keep raw juices away from other foods. For safe handling and freshness, keep meat refrigerated and cook within two days of purchase date. Burgers should be grilled at a temperature of 375°F to 400°F. Always let your burger rest for about two to three minutes after they come off the grill. This keeps the meat juice from running out of the burger. And, also, you’re less likely to burn the inside of your mouth.

*Here are two awesome reasons why it’s best to shred your own cheese: It melts more smoothly, and it tastes better because it doesn’t have added preservatives or chemicals.

Looking for another great grill recipe? Click here!

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Rob citizenship
Rob citizenship
1 day ago

Just thought it could help in the whole matter of what people eat, and why — no hidden messages , just straightforward comment on the topic of food. I am a 74 year old Reagan Conservative In. 1980 I had been thinking Conservative for a few years and around the same time had been thinking about the idea of eating just vegetables, and fruit — no need for eating meat. The incentive to go without meat had to do entirely with the factory farm situation,and the conditions that animals were subjected to. Did not like that situation of animals being raised in unnatural conditions, and being treated very badly . So, the vegetable, fruit, grain only plan has been in place since then. Doing research on the topic I found it interesting that Pythagoras ( about 500 B.C.) the Greek philosopher, and mathematician and his followers the Pythagoreans developed Trigonometry and believed in the idea that people had souls and that there was a life after this one — and they were vegetarians. I believe in the teaching of Christ, believe in the Conservative political plan, and have fifty years experience designing and making tools, and instrument parts for navigation,and weather instruments and microscopes. Maybe a Pythagoras Vegetable burger would be a good idea. I would never be in favor of any authority trying to control what people eat. In the spirit of respect for the Declaration ,the Bill of Rights the principles of Faith, Family and Freedom.

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