Recipe courtesy of Ryan Rankin and Leslie Helvin

Turkey ABC Burger

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 package of your favorite ranch dip plus ingredients to prepare it -We used Simply Organic Ranch Dip mix (1/2 cup buttermilk and 1/2 cup mayonnaise)

6 strips thick cut pork bacon

1 pound ground turkey thighs

Salt and pepper

Olive oil

At least 4 slices sharp Cheddar




Red Onion

4 whole-wheat buns


  1. Make ranch dip mix per package directions. Refrigerate.
  2. Cook bacon, as desired, in a saute pan on the stove. Set aside on a paper towel.
  3. Fire up the charcoal in chimney starter. Recommeded: Kingsford Charcoal with Mesquite Chips.
  4. Mix ground turkey and salt and pepper in a bowl. Form turkey meat into 4 equal size patties. Brush both sides with olive oil. This will prevent them from sticking to the grill.
  5. Grill burgers over hot coals for 4 minutes each side.
  6. Slice up the cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and red onion. Grill onions if desired.
  7. Top burgers with Cheddar. Cook until melted. Toast buns. Assemble as follows:
  8. Bottom bun
  9. Turkey patty
  10. Cheese
  11. Bacon (1 strip cut in 1/2)
  12. Avocado (3 slices)
  13. Lettuce, tomato, onion
  14. Ranch dip
  15. Top bun