Whole-grain bulgur (cracked parboiled wheat berries) bulks up this healthy burger recipe. Check the bulgur package directions--some brands just need a quick soak in boiling water, while others need to be cooked for up to 15 minutes. Serve with roasted potato wedges and sliced tomatoes.

Lia Huber


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine onion, vinegar, water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside, stirring occasionally.

  • Combine beef, bulgur, blue cheese, celery salt (or salt) and pepper in a medium bowl; use your hands to gently combine. Form the mixture into 2 patties, about 4 inches in diameter.

  • Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the burgers until browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Drain the pickled onion. Serve the burgers on lettuce leaves, topped with onion.

Nutrition Facts

323.4 calories; protein 26.9g 54% DV; carbohydrates 12.4g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.8g 11% DV; sugars 1.8g; fat 18.1g 28% DV; saturated fat 7.5g 37% DV; cholesterol 84.5mg 28% DV; vitamin a iu 628.9IU 13% DV; vitamin c 2.7mg 5% DV; folate 37.3mcg 9% DV; calcium 118.3mg 12% DV; iron 3mg 17% DV; magnesium 42.2mg 15% DV; potassium 431.5mg 12% DV; sodium 379.2mg 15% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.