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Tom's BBQ Forecast: Ranch Burgers

Nothing beats a burger, especially not these...
Credit: KREM Staff

Are you looking to crank up your burger game a few notches this summer? Well, don a toque blanch and fire up your grill, because you're in luck!

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 medium red onion, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split, toasted
  • Romaine lettuce, tomato slices
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat creamy ranch dressing
  • Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, egg white and seasoned salt in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties. Brush onion slices with 1/2 tablespoon oil.
  • Place patties and onion slices on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill patties, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill 7 to 9 minutes), until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. Grill onions, 11 to 13 minutes or until tender, brushing with remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil and turning occasionally.

Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

  • Line bottom of each bun with lettuce. Place tomatoes and burgers on lettuce. Spoon dressing over burgers; top with onions. Close sandwiches.