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Fried Pickle Burger with Buttermilk Ranch Dip

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lb ground chuck patties
  • 2 tbsp cracked black peppercorns
  • 2 thick tomato slices
  • 2 large butter lettuce leaves
  • 2 slices Cheddar cheese {I used Cabot Cheese}
  • 1/2 cup fried pickles {see my recipe here}
  • 2 to asted and sliced burger buns
  • Buttermilk Ranch for spreading and dipping {recipe below}

For the Buttermilk Ranch:

  • 1 1 oz packet Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

Instructions

  • Prepare and make the fried pickles. View my recipe here.
  • Heat a non stick grill pan over medium heat.
  • Add both seasoned patties to the pan and cook to desired temperature, flipping once {about 10 minutes}.
  • Add sliced cheese to the top of each burger and cover the pan with a lid for one minute to steam and melt cheese.
  • Meanwhile spread ranch dressing on the inside top and bottom toasted bun.
  • Place bottom buns on serving plates and add lettuce and a tomato slice to each.
  • Remove burgers from skillet and place on the dressed buns.
  • Top with a handful of fried pickles and finally add the top bun.
  • Serve right away with extra napkins and more ranch dressing for dipping. Enjoy!

For the Buttermilk Ranch:

  • Add all four ingredients to a bowl.
  • Whisk until smooth.
  • Place in the fridge until ready to serve.