Guys, I love to make burgers. They’re perfect for budget-friendly meals, tasty, and there are so many ways to dress it up. My latest creation is a Ranch Burger… spiced up with these yummy ingredients:
Ranch dressing AND Mayo, you ask? Yes, stick with me for a second.
Combining the two makes for a delicious, thick & creamy ranch dip that goes so well with the onion rings.
I make mine with panko bread crumbs. Tossed in the oven, they’re a crunchy way to add another level (literally) of yum to the burger.
Don’t forget about the jalapeno cheese. It adds a little kick to the flavor. This is a wow burger, folks.
The best part? The Kraft ingredients are on rollback right now at Walmart. This is great timing for the part of the month when grocery budgets get leaner, closer to payday–the 1st and 15th.
I love a budget-friendly meal for weeknights, especially something easy that the whole family will like. This meal is made with ingredients that add up to less than $20, which is awesome for the budget.
With Alyssa heading off to school (for the first time!!) in two weeks, I’m making a list of easy, inexpensive meals that I can whip together for family dinners. Even thought it’s only half-day kindergarten, I just know that our lives are about to get busier. Homework (probably!), school activities, and playdates… my head is spinning just thinking about it.
What do I do when life is about to get stressful? Make lists, lots of them. Create a schedule and practice breathing. But really, the more I have my life planned out, the better I feel. Even if things don’t
always go according to plan.
So I’ll add this–delicious–burger to my list of easy, budget recipes, and plan for an organized Fall.
#RollIntoSavings #Collective Bias
makes 4 burgers
1 lb. ground chuck (80% lean is best for juicy burgers), or already-formed patties from store
1 Tablespoon olive oil, for cooking burgers
1 cup, Kraft Ranch Dressing
1 cup, Kraft Mayo
4 Kraft Jalapeno Natural Cheese Slices
4 burger buns, sliced in half lengthwise
1 tomato, sliced
optional: any other burger toppings you prefer
For onion rings-
1 onion, sliced into rings
2 cups, panko bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
3. Heat grill pan to medium. Form ground chuck into 4 thin patties, if not already done by store.
3. Add olive oil to pan, and heat both sides of burgers until cooked to desired doneness, (medium, well-done, etc.) about 5-7 minutes per side.
3. Meanwhile, dunk onion rings, one by one, into beaten egg mixture. Then, coat thoroughly in bread crumbs. Place on cookie sheet, and bake in oven for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
4. Stir together Kraft Ranch dressing and Kraft Mayo to make ranch dip.
5. Assemble burger: bottom bun, slice of cheese, burger, ranch dip, tomato slices, onion rings, and top bun. Enjoy!