Texas burger with ranch dressing

Texas burger with ranch dressing

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

Tex-Mex spicing and garlicky ranch dressing give these burgers an additional twist.



  • onion 1 small, finely chopped
  • sunflower oil for frying
  • dried oregano 1 tsp
  • ground cumin 1 tsp
  • paprika 1 tsp
  • minced beef 500g
  • Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp
  • egg 1, lightly beaten
  • sesame burger buns 4
  • iceberg lettuce to serve
  • beefsteak tomato 1, sliced
  • gherkins sliced, to serve
  • onion 1, sliced
  • tomato ketchup or relish to serve

ranch dressing

  • mayonnaise 6 tbsp
  • garlic 1 fat clove, crushed
  • flat leaf parsley a small bunch, chopped
  • dill a small bunch, chopped
  • onion powder a large pinch (optional)
  • lemon juice a couple of good squeezes


  • Step 1

    Mix the ranch dressing ingredients in a bowl with seasoning. Cover until needed.

  • Step 2

    To make the burgers, gently fry the onion in 1 tbsp oil with the oregano, cumin and paprika. When soft, transfer to a large bowl and cool. Add the beef, worcestershire sauce and season. Mix well and add just enough egg to bind the mixture. Form into 4 burgers about 2 cm thick. Chill until needed (you can make these a day ahead).

  • Step 3

    Grill the burgers over medium-hot coals, about 5-6 minutes each side for medium, 8-9 minutes for well-done. Split and lightly toast the burger buns.

  • Step 4

    Lay 2 lettuce leaves and a slice of tomato on the base of each bun. Add some dressing. Top with a burger, relish and gherkins.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 510
  • Fat 42.9g
  • Carbs 3.3g
  • Fibre 0.5g
  • Protein 27.6g
  • Salt 0.77g