Grilled Ranch Cheeseburgers

Tasty, 20-minute recipe! Ranch dressing adds a tangy taste to grilled cheeseburgers.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
1/3
cup ranch dressing
1/4
teaspoon coarse ground pepper
4
slices (about 3/4 oz each) Cheddar or American cheese
4
whole-grain sandwich buns, split
12
dill pickle slices
  • 1 Heat closed medium-size contact grill for 5 minutes. In medium bowl, mix beef, onion, parsley, 3 tablespoons of the dressing and the pepper. Shape mixture into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.
  • 2 Place patties on grill. Close grill. Grill 4 to 6 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160ºF and patties are no longer pink in center. Top each patty with cheese slice. Let stand on grill about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 3 Spread remaining ranch dressing on cut sides of buns. Place cheese-topped patties and pickles in buns.

Expert Tips

To keep the ground beef from sticking to your hands when you are working with it, wet your hands before shaping the patties.

The burgers are perfect for year-round picnics! Just serve them with your favorite picnic side dishes--potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw and chips.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
32%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
840mg
840%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.