Healthy Burgers

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Asian Turkey Burgers

Lighten up these burgers by cutting back on the meat and adding some texture with bulgur. Add great Asian flavors with a quick pickling of cucumbers and onions, plus a spicy yogurt sauce to tie everything together.

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Grilled Portobello Burger with Onion Jam

These portobello burgers are perfect for Meatless Monday. They need only about three to four minutes on the grill per side, which leaves plenty of time to make the homemade onion jam.

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Juicy Grilled Cheeseburgers

These quarter-pounders are lightened up with 90-percent-lean beef and a mere half-ounce of cheddar, and they're served on wholesome whole-wheat English muffins.

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Turkey Burgers

"I always like to offer a turkey burger at my outdoor barbecue for friends who no longer eat red meat," says Bobby Flay. "Luckily poultry is a perfect canvas for many big flavors, and this combination of tart goat cheese, sweet Meyer lemon-honey mustard and peppery arugula makes for one outstanding burger."

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Perfect Salmon Burgers

Add crunch to salmon burgers with delicate-yet-satisfying panko breading. To get the patties to hold their form, wrap individually in plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes before cooking.

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Vegan Lentil Burgers

These burgers are packed with flavor, fiber and protein while still being low in fat. We love them grilled, but you can also pan-fry them: Heat 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and fry patties until well browned, about 2 minutes per side. (Remember: The extra oil will alter the calorie and fat totals.)

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Asian Chicken Burgers

Sambal oelek — a spicy sauce made from tomatoes, chiles, onions, green peppers, vinegar, sugar and spices — takes the place of ketchup for these chicken burgers.

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Middle Eastern Chicken Burgers

Pomegranate molasses is a thick, syrupy pomegranate-juice reduction that has a rich, tart flavor with a slightly sweet edge. It's also what gives these chicken burgers their Middle Eastern flair — find it at Middle Eastern or gourmet markets.

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Jerk Turkey Burgers with Mango Slaw

The fruity flavors of diced apple and mango chutney cut through the heat these burgers get from jerk seasoning. Though jerk is traditionally used as a rub for chicken and pork, it works beautifully here mixed into ground turkey.

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Edamame Veggie Burger

Edamame and millet come together in your food processor to become a vegetarian burger option. Cook's note: Mirin is a Japanese sweet rice wine available in Asian and specialty food stores.

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Turkey-Hummus Sliders

These burgers are a collision of two worlds. A turkey burger gets a Middle Eastern makeover when topped with hummus and enveloped in mini pita pockets. The flexibility of choosing your own hummus flavor will give these sliders new life over and over.

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Spiced Burgers with Cucumber Yogurt

To keep these burgers low-fat, use 90-percent-lean ground beef. No need to fire up the grill — these cook in a cast-iron skillet on your stove in less than 10 minutes.

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Stuffed Turkey Burgers

The trick to stuffing Ellie Krieger's burgers perfectly with gooey cheese is to start by making eight half patties. After putting cheese on half the burgers, stack another patty on top of each and seal around the edges. Voila!

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Salmon-Apple Burgers

Make your own relish by simmering sliced Golden Delicious apples in cider, vinegar and curry — then pile it on top of this salmon burger. The fresh fruit flavor keeps the fish light.

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Better Burger with Green Olives

These burgers can be made with 90-percent-lean ground turkey or beef — you choose. Both are good sources of protein, fiber and iron, and are delicious when mixed with olives for added saltiness.

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Sweet Potato Millet Burgers

Millet is a mild-flavored grain that's rich in fiber, iron and B vitamins. If you can't find it, use 1 cup cooked quinoa, brown rice or bulgur.

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Healthy Chili Bean and Bulgur Burgers

Don't let these veggie burgers fool you: They may look like fried-chicken sandwiches, but they're actually packed with plant protein and fiber and flavor! We love the simple broiler method for cooking the patties. A light coating of cooking spray makes the outside come out nice and crunchy.

Get the Recipe: Healthy Chili Bean and Bulgur Burgers

Veggie Burger Pockets

Healthify your burger by trying feta cheese instead of your traditional slice of cheddar. The crumbly Mediterranean staple has a lower fat and calorie content than cheddar and adds a distinct tang to your burger. Keep the theme going by using a pita pocket instead of a bun.

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Black Bean and Corn Veggie Burger with Sweet Potato "Bun"

These substantial veggie burgers are gluten-free and loaded with fiber. The "buns" can be used in place of bread for other sandwiches as well, like turkey or chicken salad. 

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