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Healthified Blue Cheese Burgers

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75% more fiber • 41% less fat • 35% less sat fat than the original recipe. No dinnertime blues with burgers that deliver all the flavor you’d anticipate, as well as the fiber you might not expect.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1/2
cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/4
cup water
3
lb extra-lean (at least 93%) ground beef
1
cup crumbled reduced-fat blue cheese (4 oz)
1/2
cup finely chopped fresh chives
1
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon red pepper sauce
1
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1
teaspoon ground mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
12
whole wheat burger buns
12
leaf lettuce leaves
12
tomato slices

Directions

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix oats and water. Stir in beef, blue cheese, chives, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper sauce, pepper, mustard and salt until well mixed. Shape mixture into 12 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.
  • 2 Place patties on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals. Cover grill; cook 11 to 13 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.
  • 3 For each burger, layer lettuce, tomato and patty in bun.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Dietary Fiber Added 3g
  • Fat Reduced By 7g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 2 1/2g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Burger
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
3 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef 1/2 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1 cup crumbled blue cheese (4 oz) 1/4 cup water
12 burger buns 3 lb extra-lean (at least 93%) ground beef
1 cup crumbled reduced-fat blue cheese (4 oz)
12 whole wheat burger buns
12 leaf lettuce leaves
12 tomato slices
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
350 (before)
300 (after)
Dietary Fiber
 
 
1 g (before)
4 g (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
7 g (before)
4 1/2 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
17 g (before)
10 g (after)
Vitamin A (%DV)
 
 
4 (before)
8 (after)
Vitamin C (%DV)
 
 
0 (before)
6 (after)

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the original.

You can use lean ground turkey breast instead of extra-lean ground beef. Be sure to cook until thermometer inserted in center of turkey patties reads 165°F.

Look for the blue cheese in small plastic containers in the refrigerated cheese area of the grocery store or with the deli cheeses.

Make these burgers "saucy" by serving with reduced-fat or fat-free blue cheese dressing.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 10/08/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Burger
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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