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Greek Yogurt Ranch Burgers with Cajun Fried Pickles

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Juicy hamburgers cooked on the grill, topped with greek yogurt ranch dressing and cajun fried pickles!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 hambuger buns
  • 1 packet ranch buttermilk dressing mix (unprepared, just the dry powder)
  • 12 sliced dill pickles
  • oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning (store bought OR see my favorite homemade cajun seasoning below)
  • Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing

  • 1/3 cup buttermilk (or 1/3 cup milk + 1/2 teaspoon vinegar. Mix together and let stand 5 minutes before using)
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (I used 0% fat)
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mayo (or leave out the mayo and use 1 cup of greek yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • Sweet and Spicy Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Instructions

  • Whisk together all ranch ingredients, cover and chill until ready to serve.
  • Pour enough oil in a flying pan for it to be about 1/2 inch deep. Preheat the oil to 375. Lay pickles out on a folded paper towel to drain some of the excess juice. In a bowl add flour and 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning and whisk to combine. Toss the pickles one at a time in the flour mixture and set aside.
  • When oil is preheated, place 6 pickles in the oil, using tongs. Cook for 30-45 seconds, then flip and cook another 30-45 seconds or until pickles are browned. Remove with tongs and place on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess oil.
  • Place ground beef in a medium bowl. Add ranch seasoning mix and mash it in with your hands until it’s well mixed in. Shape the meat into 4 equal-sized patties. Cook on a preheated grill over medium heat about 4-5 minutes on each side or until desired doneness is reached.
  • Assemble the cooked burger patties on the buns, top with the greek yogurt ranch and then the fried pickles. Add other toppings such as lettuce or cheese if desired.
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