Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers

These super simple Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers are the BEST homemade burgers around. Simple ingredients with TONS of flavor! The post Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers appeared first on Budget Bytes.

Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers

Ever since I made my own Homemade Ranch Seasoning the floodgates of recipe ideas have been opened. Ranch seasoning adds so much delicious, tangy, herby flavor to everything, including burgers. These Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers are so stupid easy and crazy delicious that I might just never go out for burgers again. And as always, I’ve got plenty of ingredient options for you below. ????

It’s All About the Ranch Seasoning

ALL of the flavor in these turkey burgers comes from ranch seasoning mix. I used my own homemade ranch seasoning, but you can just make this quick and easy using a store-bought packet of Hidden Valley (or any other brand) of ranch seasoning. You’ll need one packet, which is about 3 Tbsp.

Can I Use a Different Type of Meat?

Yes, you can make your bacon ranch burgers using ground beef, ground pork, or even ground chicken. I chose turkey because the light flavor doesn’t compete too much with the ranch seasoning, and I like the texture of ground turkey better than ground chicken.

You’ll want to use ground meat with a little fat to keep the burgers moist and tender.

Close up side view of a ranch turkey burger held in hands

Other Burger Topping Ideas

I topped my burgers with cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise, so it was kind of like a BLT on steroids. But you can change up the toppings if you’re not a fan of what I used. Here are some other topping ideas that would work well with these ranch burgers:

  • Avocado or guacamole
  • Red onion
  • Ranch dressing
  • French fried onions
  • Coleslaw
  • Buffalo sauce
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Comeback sauce

What to Serve with Ranch Burgers

I served my Ranch Burgers with some baked fries, but there are so many delicious sides that would go great with these burgers. A little potato salad would be awesome, or maybe some Broccoli Pasta Salad, Classic Creamy Coleslaw, or a simple side salad.

Side view of a platter full of bacon ranch turkey burgers
Close up side view of a ranch turkey burger held in hands

Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers

These super simple Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers are the BEST homemade burgers around. Simple ingredients with TONS of flavor!
Total Cost $12.15 recipe / $3.04 serving
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 541kcal
Author Beth – Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon $2.99
  • 1 lb. ground turkey $3.99
  • 3 Tbsp ranch seasoning mix* $0.53
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil $0.04
  • 4 slices cheese (optional) $1.15
  • 4 hamburger buns $1.25
  • 1 tomato $1.40
  • 4 leaves lettuce $0.55
  • 4 Tbsp mayonnaise $0.25

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon using the directions on the package or the method of your choice (skillet, oven, microwave) until brown and crispy.
  • Add the ground turkey to a bowl along with the ranch seasoning mix. Using your hands, mix the ranch seasoning into the ground turkey.
  • Divide the ground turkey into four equal amounts, then shape into burger patties. The meat will contract quite a bit as it cooks, so make the patties quite wide and flat (about 4.5 inches in diameter).
  • Add a little cooking oil to a skillet and heat over medium. Once the skillet is hot, add the burger patties and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until the burgers are browned and cooked through.
  • If using cheese, add a slice of cheese to each burger, place a lid on the skillet and allow the heat to melt the cheese.
  • While the burgers are cooking, slice the tomato. Build the burgers using the buns, tomatoes, lettuce, cooked bacon, and mayonnaise. Enjoy!

Notes

*You can use store-bought or homemade ranch seasoning. If your ranch seasoning is in bulk rather than a single packet, use about 3 Tbsp.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 29g | Sodium: 1385mg | Fiber: 1g
a bacon ranch turkey burger in a basket with fries

How to Make Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers – Step by Step Photos

cooked bacon strips on a paper towel lined plate

Cook 8 strips of bacon until brown and crispy using either the instructions on the package or your favorite method. I like to cook my bacon in the oven. Here is my tutorial on how to cook bacon in the oven.

ground turkey in a bowl with ranch seasoning

Add one pound ground turkey to a bowl with 3 Tbsp (one packet) ranch seasoning or homemade ranch seasoning mix. Mix the seasoning into the meat until evenly combined.

Shaped turkey burger patties

Divide the meat into four equal portions and then shape them into patties. The meat will contract quite a bit as it cooks, so make them much wider and flatter than you want the final burger to be. My patties were about 4.5 inches wide when raw. Ground turkey can be quite soft and wet compared to ground beef, but don’t let that worry you.

Cooked turkey burgers in a skillet, two with cheese on top

Add some cooking oil to a skillet and heat over medium. Once hot, add your burgers (you can do two batches if they’re too big to all fit) and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until well browned and cooked through. If using cheese, add a slice of cheese on top, place a lid on the skillet, and allow the heat to melt the cheese.

Burgers being assembled on a platter with ingredients on the sides

Assemble your cooked turkey burgers with buns, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and mayo. Then DIG IN! :)

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Apple Streusel Muffins

These crumbly apple streusel muffins are sure to become your new favorite treat. They are perfectly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, and bursting with fall flavor in each bite! Apples are a must when making any fall dessert. They are so soft and juicy when baked, and their tart flavor pairs perfectly with warm spices!…

Apple Streusel Muffins

These crumbly apple streusel muffins are sure to become your new favorite treat. They are perfectly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, and bursting with fall flavor in each bite!

Apples are a must when making any fall dessert. They are so soft and juicy when baked, and their tart flavor pairs perfectly with warm spices! Apple galette, tart, and cobbler are more rustic desserts to try out this fall!

Apple streusel muffins in a muffin tin.

Cinnamon Apple Streusel Muffin Recipe

As much as I love some pumpkin, I think apple recipes are highly underrated for fall. Apple is king in my book. The way the tart, sweet flavor of apple blends with cinnamon and nutmeg is so delicious. It’s a classic pairing! Then, put it in muffin form and you have a seriously tasty treat on your hands. My caramel apple cupcakes have been a favorite at our house recently, but I think these apple streusel muffins are just as good, if not better! Topping the muffins with streusel makes them taste like little pastries. It’s all the buttery goodness that you need in your life right now. They are absolute perfection!

Take them to a potluck. Serve them at a birthday party. Have them with coffee. These tasty muffins will shine no matter the occasion! When I pull these out of my oven, 1- the smell is to die for, and 2- it is beyond difficult not to gobble one up in all of its steamy, warm goodness. Whether you choose to eat them as-is or with a little cinnamon honey butter inside, you’re going to love how perfectly sweet and moist these are. They’re the perfect dessert or breakfast, honestly, and I haven’t been able to get enough! These apple streusel muffins are soft, sweet, and ready to please. Just the kind of thing your family will go crazy over!

Ingredients for Apple Streusel Muffins

Don’t let the hefty ingredient list fool you, these are all things you have in your pantry right now! The key here is just to use the freshest apples possible. Looking for measurements? You can find them in the recipe card below!

Muffin Base

  • Eggs: Eggs are used as a binding agent and to add moisture.
  • Sour Cream: This is the secret ingredient for getting your muffins as moist as possible! It bumps up the fat content in your batter. It also adds a hint of a tangy flavor which I find to be delicious!
  • Butter: I use unsalted, melted butter in this recipe. Because of the added fat content, it helps to keep your muffins moist. It also adds a tasty rich flavor!
  • Granulated Sugar: This is what’s going to make your muffins perfectly sweet. It melts down to create the perfect texture during the baking process!
  • All-Purpose Flour: Not only is it what I typically have on hand, but all-purpose flour also makes your muffins light and airy! This is because it doesn’t have a high protein content.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda: Using both baking powder and baking soda is a must! They keep your muffins from becoming dense.
  • Salt: Add salt to enhance flavor!
  • Cinnamon: This is what’s going to give your muffins their perfect fall flavor! It’s the perfect addition of warm spice.
  • Nutmeg: Also a necessity! Nutmeg is warm, sweet, and woody.
  • Apples: You can use just about any apple variety here. I like using Granny Smith for their tart flavor! No matter the apple you choose, just make sure they are fresh, peeled and diced! See more tips on choosing apples below.

Streusel Topping

  • All-Purpose Flour: For the best light and crumbly structure!
  • Granulated Sugar: This will add the perfect sweetness to your streusel.
  • Brown Sugar: For a little extra depth and rich sweetness!
  • Cinnamon: You can never have enough cinnamon in fall desserts! Pop some into your streusel for added tastiness.
  • Cold Butter: Using diced cold butter is super important here! The low temperatures will make your topping nice and crumbly.

How to Make Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

Making homemade muffins is much easier than you’d think! They come together in just a few simple steps. In no time, your kitchen will be filled with the amazing smells of apple and autumn spice!

  1. Preheat Oven and Prep Pan: Let’s make some muffins! To begin, preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Line a baking pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. Prepare Streusel: Now on to the streusel. Start by mixing the flour, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Then, cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or a fork until you have pea sized clumps remaining
  3. Mix Wet Ingredients and Sugar: In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sour cream, melted butter and sugar.
  4. Mix Dry Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the apples.
  6. Fill Liners and Top With Streusel: Use a large cookie scoop to fill the baking cups 2/3 of the way full. Sprinkle the streusel over the tops of the muffins.
  7. Bake and Serve: Bake for 20-25 minutes, until they turn golden brown and set in the center. Allow the muffins to cool before serving.
Process shots of preparing muffin batter.

Tips for Making the Best Streusel Muffins

Hardly anything says fall quite like spiced apples. These muffins are perfect for a cool crisp fall morning or for serving as a dessert. Here are a few tips to help you make the best apple streusel muffins! They’ll be a hit.

  • Vegetable Oil: Using vegetable oil instead of butter in this recipe will give your muffins a more tender crumb. It also adds moisture. If you’d like to substitute the oil for butter, you may, but know that the crumb will change the texture.
  • Diced Apples: You can dice your apples large or small for this recipe, but I like a smaller dice so the apple gets more evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  • Apple Varieties: There are several different types of apples that hold up well to baking. Granny Smith apples are nice and tart and hold their shape, while Honeycrisp are sweeter, larger and hold their shape just as well. Braeburn or Pink Lady apples are bursting with flavor and a popular choice!
  • Don’t Overfill: Only fill your muffin tin 2/3 of the way full. If you overfill them, they may spill over the sides and stick to the pan.
Apple streusel muffins on a wire rack.

Storing Apple Muffins

These muffins do very well at room temperature and can be stored for up to 5 days. I would avoid storing them in the fridge as that can make the streusel topping become wet and sticky.

  • In the Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Let come to room temperature before serving.
  • In the Freezer: You can store your muffins in freezer bags for up to 3 months. Let them thaw overnight in the fridge before eating.
  • Reheating: To reheat, wrap your muffin in a paper towel and pop it in the microwave for 10-15 second intervals. Serve when warmed through.
A muffin torn into 2 pieces on a wire rack.

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Apple Streusel Muffins

These crumbly apple streusel muffins are sure to become your new favorite treat. They are perfectly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, and bursting with fall flavor in each bite!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple streusel muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 Muffins
Calories 246kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • ½ Cup Unsalted butter melted
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 ½ Cup Apples Peeled and Diced

Streusel

  • ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons Cold Butter diced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  • Prepare the streusel by mixing the flour, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon together. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or a fork until you have pea-sized lumps remaining
  • In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, sour cream, melted butter, and sugar.
  • In another bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the apples. Use a large cookie scoop to fill the baking cups 2/3 of the way full. Sprinkle the streusel over the tops of the muffins.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until starting to turn golden brown and set in the center. Allow the muffins to cool before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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