BBQ-Dipped Burgers with Ranch Slaw
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BBQ-Dipped Burgers with Ranch Slaw

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show. For more recipes and videos from the show visit


For the Ranch Slaw:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1/4 cup buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoons super-fine sugar

  • 3 tablespoons grated onion

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon celery salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons each finely chopped dill, chives and parsley

  • 1/2 pound white cabbage, thinly shredded

For the Barbecue Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons puréed chipotle in adobo

  • 1 cup beef stock

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire

  • 1 tablespoon Tamari/soy sauce

  • 2 scant tablespoons light brown sugar

For the Burgers:

  • 1 1/2 pounds 80% lean ground sirloin

  • Kosher salt and coarse black pepper

  • Vegetable or olive oil, for drizzling

  • 4 soft burger rolls with sesame seeds

  • Sliced bread-and-butter or dill pickle chips

  • 1/2 small white onion, finely chopped


For the slaw, whisk up dressing in a large bowl, add cabbage and toss to coat. Chill until ready to serve.

For the sauce, heat a skillet over medium heat, melt butter and add onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Soften 6-7 minutes then add chipotle purée and tomato paste. Stir a minute and add stock, Worcestershire, Tamari and sugar. Bring to a bubble then reduce to low simmer.

Heat a cast-iron griddle or skillet over medium to medium-high heat.

Make 4 patties that thinner at the centers than edges for even cooking. Season patties liberally with salt and pepper.

Add a drizzle of oil to the griddle or skillet, and cook patties about 8 minutes, turning occasionally.

Arrange bun bottoms on a platter or plates and top with pickles and onions.

Turn burger patties in the barbecue sauce to coat then place on buns, top with slaw and set bun tops in place.

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