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Beef & Bulgur Burgers with Blue Cheese for Two
“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.”
½ cup sliced red onion
¼ cup red-wine vinegar
¼ cup water
½ teaspoon sugar
8 ounces 90%-lean ground beef
½ cup cooked bulgur
¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
¼ teaspoon celery salt or ⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
1½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large pieces green-leaf lettuce
1Combine 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.
2Combine 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.
3Heat 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°F, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Drain the pickled onion. Serve the burgers on lettuce leaves, topped with onion.