Southern Cheddar Ranch Burgers

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Juicy cheddar ranch burgers – Instant Pot burgers are effortless, like so many Instant Pot ground beef recipes.

How to make juicy Southern cheddar ranch burgers in the Instant Pot

You put the burgers in the pot, walk away, and return to serve up major deliciousness! Perfect today for a dining-out-like experience served comfortably at home.

Soul Food Southern Cheddar Ranch Burgers Recipe

Homemade burgers are always the best. At my house, we eat them probably once every other week because they make for an easy, relaxed dinner that everyone loves!

Today, I took over dinner for The Mister, who was installing an AC unit in his new man cave.

Lucky for me, he had already planned for burgers and fries, so my only job was to pull the patties out of the freezer and place them on the grill.

Then I thought— move over grill – and hello Instant Pot!

Check out how to make soul food juicy ranch burgers in only minutes!

I used frozen hamburger patties from the freezer.

But this recipe applies to handmade ground beef burgers, too!

Stay tuned— now I’ve got Instant Pot meatballs on my radar to share with you soon!

What is the secret to juicy hamburgers?

For the most tender, juicy homemade burgers, you want 80/20 ground beef – 80% lean beef and 20% fat.

Cooking burgers in a pressure cooker pot is also revolutionary!

I’m no stranger to the secret sauce of cooking burgers in a pot.

My Southern cooking mom is often ahead of her time. She always cooks her burgers on the stovetop and in a pot.

This used to fascinate my cousins when we were kids, and they came to visit. They were convinced that the pot is what made the burgers juicier and taste better!

They even suggested to their moms at home to make hamburgers in a pot, too!

So when I first learned of burgers being made in today’s Instant Pot, it wasn’t new news to me!

Soul Food Cheddar Ranch Burgers Recipe

Kitchen equipment for juicy Southern cheddar ranch burgers

  • Instant Pot electric pressure cooker
  • Instant Pot trivet inner rack
  • aluminum foil (I’ve also heard of parchment paper being used in place of foil, but I’ve never tried it to know if it affects the cooking time.)
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Ingredients for juicy Southern cheddar ranch burgers

  • 4 burger patties (thawed), or 1 pound of 80/20 ground beef for handmade patties
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite all-purpose seasoning salt (I used Famous Dave’s Steak & Burger Seasoning)
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 4 burger buns
How To Make Ranch Burgers Sauce

Cheddar ranch burgers sauce ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of ranch seasoning
  • 3 teaspoons of steak sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of horseradish
  • ¾ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
What is the secret to juicy hamburgers?

Instructions for Southern cheddar ranch burgers

(Frozen burger patty instructions are below.)

  1. Mix the ground beef, seasoning salt, pepper, ranch dressing, steak sauce, horseradish and cheese in a medium-size mixing bowl and mix well until combined. If using pre-made burger patties, brush the ranch sauce mixture on both sides of each hamburger patty. Pro tip: It may be easier to add the ranch sauce to the burger patties in step 3 on the foil.
  2. Form 4 hamburger patties with the ground beef mixture.
  3. Wrap each burger in foil.
  4. Pour water into the Instant Pot stainless steel inner pot.
  5. Place the Instant Pot trivet inner rack inside the inner pot.
  6. Place the foil-wrapped burgers on the rack.
  7. Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is in the sealing position – up) and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes.
  8. When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural release of pressure for at least 5 minutes.
  9. To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  10. Remove the burgers from the inner pot and unwrap the foil.
  11. Place burgers on buns, serve with your favorite condiments and enjoy!

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Frozen patty Instant Pot burger instructions

  1. Mix the ranch dressing, seasoning salt, pepper, steak sauce, horseradish and cheese in a medium-size mixing bowl and mix well until combined. If using frozen burger patties, brush the ranch burger sauce mixture on both sides of each hamburger patty. Pro tip for frozen patties: It may be easier to add the ranch sauce to the burger patties in step 2 on the foil.
  2. Wrap each burger in foil.
  3. Pour water into the Instant Pot stainless steel inner pot.
  4. Place the Instant Pot trivet inner rack inside the inner pot.
  5. Place the foil-wrapped burgers on the rack.
  6. Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is in the sealing position – up) and pressure cook on high for 20 minutes.
  7. When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural release of pressure for at least 10 minutes.
  8. To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  9. Remove the burgers from the inner pot and unwrap the foil.
  10. Place burgers on buns, serve with your favorite condiments and enjoy!
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Burger condiments and toppings

Do you like simple burgers or burgers with lots of toppings? What can you add to this perfect hamburger patty recipe?

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • BBQ sauce
  • Pickle
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Red onion (or white)
  • Bacon

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Southern Cheddar Ranch Burger Recipe

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Soul Food Southern Cheddar Ranch Burgers Recipe

Southern Cheddar Ranch Burgers

Southern cheddar ranch burgers – Instant Pot burgers are effortless, like so many Instant Pot ground beef recipes.
Put 'em in the pot, walk away, and return to serve up major deliciousness! Perfect today for a dining-out-like experience served comfortably at home.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Pressure Release Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern Food
Servings: 4
Calories: 462kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot Duo or Instant Pot Duo Nova
  • Instant Pot trivet inner rack
  • aluminum foil (I've also heard of parchment paper being used in place of foil, but I've never tried it to know if it affects the cooking time.)

Ingredients

Burger Ingredients

  • 4 burger patties (thawed) (or 1 pound of 80/20 ground beef for handmade patties)
  • 1 tablespoon seasoning salt Your favorite all-purpose seasoning salt (I used Famous Dave’s Steak & Burger Seasoning)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 4 burger buns

Juicy Ranch Burgers Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning
  • 3 teaspoons steak sauce
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Mix the ground beef, seasoning salt, pepper, ranch dressing, steak sauce, horseradish and cheese in a medium-size mixing bowl and mix well until combined.
    If using pre-made burger patties, brush the ranch sauce mixture on both sides of each hamburger patty. 
    Pro tip: It may be easier to add the ranch sauce to the burger patties in step 3 on the foil.
  • Form 4 hamburger patties with the ground beef mixture.
  • Wrap each burger in foil.
  • Pour water into the Instant Pot stainless steel inner pot.
  • Place the Instant Pot trivet inner rack inside the inner pot.
  • Place the foil wrapped burgers on the rack.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is in the sealing position – up) and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural release of pressure for at least 5 minutes.
  • To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  • Remove the burgers from the inner pot and unwrap the foil.
  • Place burgers on buns, serve with your favorite condiments and enjoy!
  • (Frozen burger patty instructions are below.)

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Notes

Frozen patty Instant Pot burger instructions
  1. Mix the ranch dressing, seasoning salt, pepper, steak sauce, horseradish and cheese in a medium-size mixing bowl and mix well until combined. If using frozen burger patties, brush the ranch burger sauce mixture on both sides of each hamburger patty. Pro tip for frozen patties: It may be easier to add the ranch sauce to the burger patties in step 2 on the foil.
  2. Wrap each burger in foil.
  3. Pour water into the Instant Pot stainless steel inner pot.
  4. Place the Instant Pot trivet inner rack inside the inner pot.
  5. Place the foil-wrapped burgers on the rack.
  6. Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is in the sealing position – up) and pressure cook on high for 20 minutes.
  7. When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural release of pressure for at least 10 minutes.
  8. To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  9. Remove the burgers from the inner pot and unwrap the foil.
  10. Place burgers on buns, serve with your favorite condiments and enjoy!
Southern Cheddar Ranch Burgers Recipe Card

Nutrition

Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 2800mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 4mg
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  1. 5 stars
    A healthy burger recipe, no need to fry the burger patties in oil.