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
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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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 calories; 18.1 g total fat; 85 mg cholesterol; 379 mg sodium. 12.4 g carbohydrates; 26.9 g protein; Full Nutrition