hamburger and fries on a plate
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raw chopped meat in a bowl
four raw meat patties on a plate

Gather your cheese and all the toppings so you are ready to top your cooked burger.  I like lettuce, tomato, cheddar and queso fresco.

hamburger toppings on a board
two raw burger patties cooking in skillet
two cooked burger patties in a pan
burger patties topped with cheese in a skillet
burger and fries on a plate
hamburger and fries on a plate

Rancheros Burgers

If you want to experience an explosion of Mexican flavors, mix ground turkey with chorizo for the perfect patty. Top with cheese and a homemade spicy ranchero sauce for the perfect bite.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine General
Servings 4 Served
Calories 151 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1 Lb. Ground turkey
  • 9 Oz. Ground chorizo sausage pork or beef
  • 4 Brioche hamburger Buns
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ Cup Queso Fresco cheese crumbled
  • 8 Dill pickle slices
  • 4 Slices of a beefsteak or heirloom tomato
  • ¼ – ½ Cup Ranchero Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray


  • Make your Ranchero Sauce. Note: the preparation and cook times noted do not include the creation of the sauce. Get the recipe here.
  • Mix your turkey with the chorizo in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Form into four hamburger patties.
  • Mix the ricotta, 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese and ¼ cup of the shredded in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and grate the nutmeg on top of the mixture (about 1/8 teaspoon). Add the beaten egg and chopped parsley and stir all together. Put to the side.
  • Spray a large cast iron skillet or grill pan with cooking spray and get real hot. Add the burgers and cook on one side for 3 minutes until charred. Flip the burgers and top with both cheeses. Cook for another 3 minutes. Cover the pan to allow the cheeses to get warm and start to melt. NOTE: the Queso Fresco does not completely melt.
  • Toast your burger buns on the grill or under the broiler in your oven until lightly toasted.
  • Assemble your burger. On the bottom of the bun, place the burger. Drizzle one to two tablespoons of the sauce on the burger patty. On the top bun, add the lettuce, tomato slice and two pickle slices. Put it all together and enjoy!


Calories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 28gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 228mgPotassium: 360mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
Keyword dinner, ground turkey, lunch, mixed burger, pork
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