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 calories; 18.1 g total fat; 7.5 g saturated fat; 85 mg cholesterol; 379 mg sodium. 432 mg potassium; 12.4 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 26.9 g protein; 629 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 37 mcg folate; 118 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 42 mg magnesium;