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Fried Pickle Cheeseburger

Fried Pickle Cheeseburger

A classic cheeseburger topped with crispy oven "fried" pickles and homemade ranch dressing. 

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50 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time


Ranch Dressing

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon sour cream

1 tablespoon buttermilk

2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill  

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Oven Fried Pickles

6 refrigerator dill pickle planks, cut in half

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 tablespoon water

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

1/2 cup panko bread crumbs


1 pound lean ground beef

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

8 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Sharp Cheddar American Blend

4 hamburger buns

Red onion rings, if desired


 *Substitute 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all dressing ingredients in bowl; mix well. Refrigerate. 

  2. STEP 2

    Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Pat pickle slices dry on paper towel; set aside. Combine egg and water in bowl; beat well. Set aside. 

  4. STEP 4

    Combine flour and 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper in bowl. Place bread crumbs into another bowl. Coat pickle slices with flour mixture; shake off excess. Dip pickle slices into egg mixture; press into bread crumbs. Place in single layer on prepared baking sheet. 

  5. STEP 5

    Bake, turning once, 25-30 minutes or until crisp and light golden brown. Remove from oven; set aside.

  6. STEP 6

    Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white. 

  7. STEP 7

    Form ground beef into 4 patties; season with salt and pepper. Place patties onto grill. Grill, turning once, 10-14 minutes or until internal temperature reaches at least 160°F and meat is no longer pink in center. 

  8. STEP 8

    Top each burger with 2 slices cheese; continue grilling until cheese is melted. Place cut-sides of buns onto grill. Grill until toasted. 

  9. STEP 9

    Spread 1 tablespoon ranch dressing onto each toasted bun half. Place burgers onto bottom half of bun; top with 3 pickle halves, red onion slices, if desired and top half of bun.

Nutrition (1 serving)

620 Calories
33 Fat (g)
165 Cholesterol (mg)
1720 Sodium (mg)
39 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
40 Protein (g)
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