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Ranch Burger
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 (160F internal
temperature).
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
close sandwiches.