Buffalo Ranch Turkey Burgers

We are in super-penny-pinching mode in our abode. We are never lacking for anything and in fact have more than we probably need, but financial stress always lingers. My growing thighs demanded adding "fitness club" back into the budget which has required cut-backs in other areas, such as eating out. Somehow in our lazy winter mode, we found ourselves eating out way too often. For the past month I have been planning out grocery trips, saving tons of money with coupons and planning dinners ahead of time. Every little bit helps!

These burgers are a super quick, slim and AFFORDABLE dinner option.

In a medium bowl, combine ground turkey, buffalo sauce, salt and pepper. It might be tempting, as it was for me the first time I attempted this recipe, to just slather that bowl with buffalo sauce. If too much sauce is added, your burgers will crumble and dinner will suddenly become buffalo turkey tacos. Three tablespoons of sauce to 1 pound of turkey is a safe, stay-in-one-piece ratio.

Divide the mixture into 4 equal meat blobs and form into patties.

Now you have options! To cook the patties, use the stovetop, a grill, a Foreman grill or even your oven's broiler. Cook on each side for 4 to 5 minutes, or until you have reached desired doneness.

Toppings can include: additional buffalo sauce, Ranch dressing, lettuce and blue cheese crumbles. Be ready to get a little messy!

Buffalo Ranch Turkey Burgers

Spruce up (and slim down) tonight's dinner burger!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Feb 18, 2015

Serves: 4

Total time: 15 min

Buffalo

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3 tablespoons buffalo sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 tablespoons Ranch dressing
  • Extra buffalo sauce for drizzling
  • Blue cheese crumbles for topping (optional)
  • 4 iceberg lettuce leaves
Instructions:
  1. Light a grill or heat a skillet over medium-high heat. In a medium bowl, combine turkey, buffalo sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well and form four patties equal in size. Cook patties on grill/stove for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness has been reached.
  2. Place each burger on the bottom half of a hamburger bun, topping with Ranch, buffalo sauce, blue cheese crumbles (if using), lettuce and top half of bun. Serve immediately!