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Beef Burgers with Caramelized Onions


From EatingWell:  July/August 1993, EatingWell Serves Two

Meltingly sweet onions top these beef-and-bulgur patties.

4 servings | Active Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes



  1. Combine bulgur with 1/2 cup warm water in a small bowl; let stand until the water is absorbed and the bulgur is tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over low heat. Add onions and sugar; sauté until the onions are very tender and golden, about 15 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup water and vinegar. Season with salt and keep warm.
  3. Preheat grill or broiler.
  4. Combine the plumped bulgur, beef, tomato paste, parsley, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; mix thoroughly but lightly. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. Grill or broil on a lightly oiled rack until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Place the patties on buns, top with the caramelized onions and garnish with lettuce.


Per serving : 381 Calories; 13 g Fat; 4 g Sat; 6 g Mono; 55 mg Cholesterol; 46 g Carbohydrates; 23 g Protein; 9 g Fiber; 563 mg Sodium; 651 mg Potassium

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 2 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat

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