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Spicy Ranch Turkey Burgers

By Mariealicerayner @MarieRynr
Spicy Ranch Turkey Burgers 
There is no doubt about it, if push comes to shove I will choose a turkey burger over a beef burger any day of the week, and this Spicy Ranch Turkey Burger Recipe is one of my favorite ways to make them.
Spicy Ranch Turkey Burgers 
Its filled with lovely flavours and always goes down a real treat!  From the cool and creamy ranch slaw that gets tucked into it to the spiciness of the burger it is a real taste sensation!
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You might be thinking that is a mighty odd looking burger bun and you would be right. Its not a burger bun, its a finger/hot dog bun. That's what you get when hubby makes a trip to the shops.
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Beggars can't be choosers and it tastes exactly like a round burger except it is torpedo shaped.  Why quibble about a shape when something tastes this good, right?
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One reason I really like turkey burgers is because I love the flavor of turkey and the consistency.  There is something about ground beef that puts me off more often than not.
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And yet . . .  in a chili or a sauce,  or a meatball, I prefer beef.  There's naught so queer as folk they say here in the UK. We like what we like . . .
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I like to melt a slice of Jack cheese over my burgers. If you want it really spicy use Mexi-Jack cheese, which packs a wallop. 
Spicy Ranch Turkey Burgers 
Me, I like it just normal, ordinary, not spicy. There's enough spice in the burgers for me, with jalapeno pepper, red onions, green tabasco . . .  I want to bite my burger. I don't want it to be biting me!!
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That creamy ranch slaw helps to cool down the spice a bit and goes so well with the flavor of the turkey. It doesn't make the bun soggy either, so long as you don't leave it sitting for too long . . .
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And any extras go very well on the side. 
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I served these with skin on oven chips . . .  and altogether this was a fairly lowish fat supper for us.
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If you are low-carbing it, just eat the burgers with the cheese on top and the slaw.  No need for the bun or chips. Unless you have a way of doing low carb chips!  (And I haven't figured out how to that yet!)

Spicy Ranch Turkey Burgers

Spicy Ranch Turkey BurgersYield: 4
Author: Marie Raynerprep time: 40 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 55 MThis low fat burger is filled with lovely flavours.  A spicy fresh lean turkey patty tucked into a toasted roll with ranch coleslaw. Delicious!


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
  • 2 TBS soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 2 TBS minced red onion
  • 1 TBS chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 fresh jalapeno chili, trimmed, deseeded and minced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 TBS green Tabasco sauce
  • 1 large free range egg white, lightly beaten
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • some spray oil to grill
For the slaw:
  • 1 1/2 cups hand shredded red and green cabbage
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and grated
  • 2 TBS minced red onion
  • 1/2 cup your favorite ranch dressing
  • seasoning as desired
You will also need:
  • 4 toasted burger buns
  • 4 slices Monterey Jack Cheese


  1. Combine all of the burger ingredients until well blended.  Shape into 4 equal sized pattys. Place in the refrigerator to chill for about half an hour to set up. 
  2. While the burgers are chilling make the coleslaw.  Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, tossing together to combine well. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  3. Heat a grill pan, electric grill or skillet.  Spritz with some oil.  Add the turkey burgers and grill them on both sides until cooked through. (180*F or 80*C should be the internal temperature.) Slap a slice of cheese on top of each and let it melt while you toast the buns.
  4. Top each toasted bun with some of the slaw , slap on a turkey burger and serve immediately.
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Just looking at these photos is making me hungry for these all over again. What's your favorite burger fix?  I really want to know! 
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