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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Burger Bowls

SERVINGS
6
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Nathan Congleton / TODAY
SERVINGS
6
RATE THIS RECIPE
(77)

Ingredients

  • cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cooked bacon, cut into pieces
  • 2 jalapeños, minced
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 6 burger buns
  • 12 pieces lettuce
  • Chef notes

    Making a burger into a bowl lets you maximize the amount of gooey, melty cheese you can add. 

    Preparation

    1.

    Combine cheese, bacon pieces, jalapeños and ranch dressing in a bowl. Stir together, cover and refrigerate.

    2.

    Season the ground beef with salt and pepper in a large bowl, and mix with your hands.

    3.

    Grab a baseball-sized piece of beef. Roll it with your hands into a ball and place on a parchment lined baking tray.

    4.

    Using a clean, empty soda or beer can, press the ball of beef around the can to create a bowl. Make sure to smooth out any cracks.

    5.

    Fill the bowls with the cheddar mixture and refrigerate for 2 hours.

    6.

    Preheat the grill to 350°F.

    7.

    Cook burger bowls over indirect heat for 25-30 minutes.

    8.

    Serve on a bun with lettuce and your favorite toppings.

    9.

    Enjoy!