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.


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35 mins


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  • 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

1 burger & 1/4 cup onions
323 calories; protein 26.9g; carbohydrates 12.4g; dietary fiber 2.8g; sugars 1.8g; fat 18.1g; saturated fat 7.5g; cholesterol 84.5mg; vitamin a iu 628.9IU; vitamin c 2.7mg; folate 37.3mcg; calcium 118.3mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 42.2mg; potassium 431.5mg; sodium 379.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1/2 high-fat meat, 1/2 fat