We go through a lot of ground beef at our house. Like, a lot! We love burritos, tacos, spaghetti, meatloaf, meatballs…you get the drift. Anyway, one of our very favorites is homemade hamburgers. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love burgers…but there is just something about hamburgers made at home. Whether they are grilled or pan fried, they always taste the best! I decided to switch up our regular burgers and make some Bacon Ranch Burgers.
I was really excited when Jones Creek Beef reached out to collaborate with us. Jones Creek is local here to Utah and I was excited to learn about them. All their beef is grass fed and grass finished. I knew that grass fed is most humane and creates delicious beef, but I had no clue what grass finished meant. In case you don’t know, I’ll share! Sometimes cattle farmers will feed their cattle grass in the beginning and then finish them off with grain. Jones Creek cattle are grass finished so they are always grass fed. This creates a delicious tasting beef. They also treat their cattle as humanely as possibly. You can learn more about their practices here. We’ve used their ground beef in a ton of recipes and we don’t plan on going back to any other ground beef. It’s such a delicious taste and no synthetic growth hormones or steroids of any kind, so you can feel good about feeding it to your family.
Okay, let me get you this recipe! It’s easy and delicious!
Bacon Ranch Burgers
3 lbs ground beef
3 packages dry Ranch Dressing mix
1 lb bacon, fried
9 cheese slices
hamburger buns (try our homemade recipe here)
tomato, sliced (optional)
Ranch dressing (optional)
Fry your bacon and set aside. Mix your dry ranch mix with your ground beef. Form your ground beef into 9 patties, you can make yours smaller, but I’ve found that 1/3 lb burgers are what we like best. Grill or pan fry your patties. A few minutes on each side should do the trick. Put your sliced cheese on the patties to melt. For these burgers, the only condiment I put on my bun was some ranch dressing. Then I loaded the burgers up with bacon, lettuce, and sliced tomato. Serve with your favorite fries and enjoy!
Make sure you get out there and try Jones Creek Beef. Check their store locator HERE to see if your local market carries it. If not, tell them you want it! You won’t be disappointed!
*I was given Jones Creek Beef ground beef to use in this recipe. All opinions are 100% mine.