Crack Burgers Recipe: Juicy Ground Beef Patties for Burger Night (5 Ingredients) by Donna John

Crack Burgers Recipe: Juicy Ground Beef Patties for Burger Night (5 Ingredients)

It's not a secret that I have two freezers full of ground meat in my garage. While I'm always on the lookout for new ground beef recipes, there's really nothing like a good burger for lunch or dinner. This easy crack burger recipe takes those burgers up a juicy notch.

The burger patties are seasoned with all those ingredients that qualify for "crack recipe" status. You only need five ingredients to make these flavor-packed beef burger patties. Here is your short shopping list: ground beef, sour cream, dry ranch seasoning, bacon and cheddar cheese. The ingredients are mixed together, shaped into patties and cooked to your desired doneness. The gluten-free patties can be cooked on an outdoor grill, indoor grill, or in a grill pan or skillet.

Put these cheesy ranch-flavored ground beef patties on hamburger buns with your favorite toppings. I like mayonnaise, mustard, lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado and jalapenos. Serve these cheeseburgers for lunch or dinner with your favorite side dishes. What are your favorite burger toppings?

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons dry ranch seasoning
  • 1/4 cup cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

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Recipe Notes

  • Use whatever cheese you like for these beef patties.
  • I use a mixture of ground venison and beef brisket for my patties.
  • Make a plate of burger toppings and let everyone make their own.
  • The cooking time will depend on how thick you make the burgers.
  • I chose not to include bacon in my patties. 
  • Store any leftover patties in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the ground beef, sour cream, ranch seasoning, crumbled bacon and cheese into a mixing bowl. Season with black pepper, if desired.
  2. Mix until combined.
  3. Shape into four patties.
  4. Cook the burgers on a grill, in a grill pan or in a skillet until cooked to desired doneness.
  5. Assemble burgers with your favorite burger toppings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 471

Total Fat: 33.1g

Saturated Fat: 15.3g

Cholesterol: 142mg

Sodium: 818mg

Total Carbohydrate: 1g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Total Sugars: 0.1g

Protein: 39.8g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 212mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 145mg

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Elisa Schmitz
That looks absolutely delicious. I'm so ready for summer grilling!

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