You don't have to own a ranch to love this burger.
Source: Southern Living
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: Serves 4
1 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 paprika, thyme, salt, onion powder, and red pepper 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.
Grill over medium heat or medium coals to internal temperature of 160°F.
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