My Fiesta Ranch Turkey Burgers are not only a cinch to throw together but they can be served a variety of ways making them the ultimate meal prep champion.

While I love to throw burgers on the grill, don’t wait to fire up it up to make these juicy turkey burgers.  They cook beautifully on the stovetop without the grease-spattery mess from traditional ground beef.

Fiesta Ranch Turkey Burger | One Strange Herd

Folks, this recipe for flavorful turkey burgers couldn’t be easier.  You’ll have it memorized in no time, which is a good thing because I bet you’ll be making a lot of these.

In a bowl goes 1LB lean turkey with….drumroll…2TB each green onions, red onions, parsley, red pepper….then we break it down with 2 TSP of fiesta ranch mix (not pictured) and 2 garlic cloves.


We hit a local restaurant after church a few weeks ago and I decided to try their turkey burger.  Total disappointment.  Not only did the meat look like a factory pressed circle-o-meat but it was rather flavorless and a weeee bit rubbery.

Speaking of pressed meat…this is my favorite trick to making burgers.  Simply cover a burger sized tupperware lid with saran wrap and press the meat around and release!  Perfect sized burgers every time!


And in case you’re wondering “does this only make 3 burgers??”  eh, NO…I was hungry and cooked one.  Food blogger problems or solutions?  You decide.  It was dee-lish.

Topped with melty sharp cheddar cheese and slathered with a mix of sour cream and sriracha all on top of a lightly buttered and toasted bun…drool.  I love mine with some avocado slices and a side of salty fries (my daughter ate those soon after the first picture!!) hahaha.

BMC_6796Do you cut your burgers in half before you eat devour them? It’s like a rule or something.


*Make it an easy packed lunch by serving leftover burger patties re-heated and cut into chunks on top of a  bed of romaine or lentils topped with anything you’d stack on a burger.  Add a little of your favorite salad dressing and lunch the next day is easy and delicious.


Fiesta Turkey Burger


  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2 TB red pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 TB red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 TB parsley, minced
  • 2 TB green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-3 tsp. fiesta ranch dry mix
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 1 tsp sriracha (optional)
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • lettuce and tomato
  • bakery hamburger buns


  1. In a large mixing bowl add turkey and all ingredients through fiesta ranch mix. Gently mix with hands and press out 4 large patties using a lid!
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium -high heat with extra virgin olive oil. Add patties and cook 7 minutes per side.
  3. While burgers are cooking mix the sour cream and sriracha sauce and set aside.
  4. Top with sharp cheddar cheese remove from heat with lid on for 3 minutes to allow cheese to soften.
  5. Lightly butter some hamburger buns and place buttered side down in skillet until browned like a grilled cheese.
  6. Build your burger with some sriracha cream sauce (or substitute with ranch), lettuce and tomato.
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Welcome! Hi!  I’m Beth, the wife and mom behind the camera as well as the main voice here on One Strange Herd.
BMC_5983Working behind the camera and managing a blog is familiar territory.  However, for the past 3 years my subject matters were dogs!  Before that it was everything from newborns to high school seniors and weddings. The decision to close my business last summer was a toughy, yet one I’ve never looked back on. springer spaniel
stellaThis new adventure of photographing food is challenging, exciting, messy, fun, and downright comical at times!  Sounds like life to me. I’ve been an avid food blog follower for years.  My daughter and I had the priviledge to meet Ree Drummond, aka Pioneer Woman, when she was in Cincinnati last year.  TOTAL highlight of my year (complete with a fuzzy iPhone photo!)
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One Strange Herd is a saying we regularly use in our home.  It’s from the original Ice Age movie.  After Manfred the Wooly Mammoth courageously saves Diego (who weren’t the best of friends) he asks “why did you do that?”  You could have died trying to save me.” Humbly, Manfred responds, “That’s what you do when you’re part of a herd. You look after each other.” Amazed at the circumstances that brought these three together, Sid the sloth their goofy friend says:
 “I don’t know about you guys, but we are one strange herd.”

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