Prep 45 mins
Cook 10 mins
From the book "The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan." This recipe sounds intriguing and I want to try it out on my family.
- 1⁄3 cup bulgur, uncooked
- 1⁄2 cup boiling water
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 cup red onion, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 3⁄4 lb extra lean ground beef or 3⁄4 lb turkey
- 1 large garlic clove
- 3⁄4 cup finely grated carrot, lightly packed
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- Stir together the bulgur and 1/2 cup boiling water in a small bowl; let stand 30 minutes or until water is absorbed and bulgur is tender.
- Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sugar; saute until the onion is lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in the vinegar; saute about 20 seconds, stirring until vinegar evaporates. Remove the skillet from the heat.
- In a small bowl, mix the plumped bulgur, onion mixture, beef, carrot, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
- Shape into 3/4-thick patties.
- Grill or broil the burger patties on a rack sprayed with vegetable cooking spray until browned and cooked, about 5 minutes per side.
- Serve on bun with desired condiments.
I'm not sure how to rate these...the flavor was REALLY nice, but I think the recipe really needs a binder of some sort. Even after I chilled the mixture the patties were very moist and fell apart when I tried to flip them on the grill. I ended up just cooking them on one side for a long time, which worked out fine, but the ones that stayed together on the grill fell apart when transferred to a bun. I'm not a burger expert, but I'm sure there's a way to fix this; an egg, maybe? As it were I just poured barbecue sauce on and thought of it as a sloppy joe :). Thanks for posting, this is a yummy recipe that I will either tweak with a binder or just make into sloppy joes LOL. Made for Healthy Choices tag.