You don't have to own a ranch to love this burger.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: Serves 4
1-1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
2 tsp. sweet paprika
2 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crushed
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. ground red pepper
4 egg-bread hamburger buns, split
4 leaves Romaine lettuce
4 tomato slices
1/4 cup prepared creamy ranch dressing
2 Tbsp. canned French fried onions
Combine all spices in an airtight container and shake to blend.
Shape ground beef into 4 patties 3/4-inch thick. Press 1 tsp. of the spice
mix evenly into both sides of each patty. Store remaining spice mix in
airtight container for future use.
Heat a large heavy nonstick skillet 5 minutes over medium heat until hot.
Add patties to skillet and cook 12-15 minutes, turning once, until centers
are no longer pick and juices show no pink color (160°F internal
Line bottom of each bun with lettuce and tomato. Top with burger and spoon
ranch dressing evenly over burgers. Sprinkle with French fried onions and