Deluxe Turkey Club Burgers

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, February 28, 2011

Aired February 28, 2011

Serves Makes 6 burgers, 12 sliders
12 slices bacon
2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
2 pounds ground turkey, 93% or 85% lean
4 cloves garlic, pasted or minced
3 to 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 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 lettuce, Romaine or iceberg
Sliced plum or vine tomatoes
Thinly sliced radishes

Preheat oven to 375F. Place bacon on rack arranged over baking sheet or on slotted broiler pan and bake until crisp; reserve.

Place oil, about 2 tablespoons, in a bowl with turkey, garlic, grated onion, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. Form 6 large patties or 12 slider-size patties, making them a bit thinner at the center than the edges for even cooking and flat, even appearance once cooked.

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

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

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