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Deluxe Turkey Club Burgers

A sassy ranch dressing is delicious on turkey burgers with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and – surprise! – radishes. Serve with Tots with Chipotle Ketchup.


For the burgers:

  • 12 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground turkey, 93% or 85% lean
  • 4 cloves garlic, pasted or minced
  • 3-4 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 teaspoons cumin (2/3 palmful)
  • 2 teaspoons coriander (2/3 palmful)
  • Salt and pepper

For the ranch dressing:

  • 1 1/2 cups regular or low fat sour cream
  • About 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • About 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • About 1 tablespoon each finely chopped dill, parsley and chives (about 1/4 cup total)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 12 slider rolls, such as brioche dinner rolls, split, or 6 hamburger rolls

For the toppings:

  • Shredded or chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • Sliced plum or vine-ripened tomatoes
  • Thinly sliced radishes


Pre-heat oven to 375ºF. Place the bacon on a rack arranged over a baking sheet or on a slotted broiler pan and bake until crisp; reserve.

Place the oil, about 2 tablespoons, in a bowl with the turkey, garlic, grated onion, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. Form six large patties or 12 slider-size patties, making them a bit thinner at the center than the edges for even cooking and a flat, even appearance once cooked.

For the ranch dressing, combine the sour cream with lemon juice, hot sauce, herbs, salt and pepper. Taste to adjust the seasonings.

Heat a griddle, grill pan or cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Cook large patties for 5-6 minutes on each side, or slider patties for 3-4 minutes on each side.

Serve the burgers on buns topped with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes and some dressing. Serve Tots with Chipotle Ketchup on the side.

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Rachael Ray