Turkey ABC Burger

  • Recipe courtesy Leslie Helvin and Ryan Rankin
Total Time:
20 min
10 min
Inactive Prep:
10 min
4 servings


  • 1 package of your favorite ranch dip plus ingredients to prepare it -We used Simply Organic Ranch Dip mix (1/2 cup buttermilk and 1/2 cup mayonnaise)
  • 6 strips thick cut pork bacon
  • 1 pound ground turkey thighs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • At least 4 slices sharp Cheddar
  • Avocado
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Red Onion
  • 4 whole-wheat buns


Make ranch dip mix per package directions. Refrigerate.

Cook bacon, as desired, in a saute pan on the stove. Set aside on a paper towel.

Fire up the charcoal in chimney starter. Recommeded: Kingsford Charcoal with Mesquite Chips.

Mix ground turkey and salt and pepper in a bowl. Form turkey meat into 4 equal size patties. Brush both sides with olive oil. This will prevent them from sticking to the grill.

Grill burgers over hot coals for 4 minutes each side.

Slice up the cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and red onion. Grill onions if desired.

Top burgers with Cheddar. Cook until melted. Toast buns. Assemble.


Bottom bun
Turkey patty
Bacon (1 strip cut in 1/2)
Avocado (3 slices)
Lettuce, tomato, onion
Ranch dip
Top bun