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03.07.14
 

Like burgers? Here are some of the greatest HG burger recipes in existence! You should probably just start at the top and work your way down...

 
  Chief of Beef Cheeseburger

Entire recipe: 295 calories, 6g fat, 963mg sodium, 27g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 5.5g sugars, 34.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

Need a straight-up cheeseburger, made with real beef, that doesn't come with half a day's worth of calories? This burger has everything you need -- cheese! veggies! pickles! -- on an extra-lean patty atop a slim sandwich bun. If you prefer yours with bacon, we've got that covered too.

 
Hungry Girl's Chief of Beef Cheeseburger
 
 
Hungry Girl's Say Cheese Turkey Burger
  Say Cheese Turkey Burger

Entire recipe: 380 calories, 14.5g fat, 805mg sodium, 35g carbs, 8.5g fiber, 7g sugars, 34g protein -- PointsPlus® value 10*

This recipe is relatively new but, OH MY GOODNESS, it's so decadent. If that seems like an odd thing to say about a turkey burger, examine further... This item features cheese, avocado, and a creamy sauce! Plus plenty of fresh veggies, of course. The result is a perfectly balanced burger that's head-explodingly delicious...

 
  Island Insanity Burger

Entire recipe: 264 calories, 4g fat, 976mg sodium, 44g carbs, 10g fiber, 14.5g sugars, 16.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

Prefer a veggie-friendly burger? You got it! This is one of the most incredible meatless burger recipes in the HG arsenal. Because grilled pineapple makes everything better. And because teriyaki marinade is kind of magical. The only thing that should prevent you from making this recipe is a deep-seated fear of pineapple -- otherwise, get on it NOW.

 
Hungry Girl's Island Insanity Burger
 
 
Hungry Girl's Cheesy BBQ Burgers
  Cheesy BBQ Burgers

1/4th of recipe (1 patty): 203 calories, 6.5g fat, 558mg sodium, 6g carbs, 0g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 25.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

Patty time! These patties are incredible wrapped in lettuce leaves, served on light buns, or eaten all by themselves! Direct your attention to the cheesy center: Our favorite light cheese is mixed with BBQ sauce! And extra-lean beef gets loaded with flavorful goodies like cilantro and red onion... YUM. For more cheese-stuffed patties, click here and here.

 
  Chili-rific Cheeseburger

Entire recipe: 270 calories, 4.5g fat, 973mg sodium, 38g carbs, 10.5g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 22.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

Just thinking about a burger smothered with chili is enough to get your pulse pounding. And our recipe swap comes with the kind of stats that will make your heart flutter with happiness! Since it's made with a no-meat patty and veggie chili, it's completely meat-free... Score one for herbivores!

 
Hungry Girl's Chili-rific Cheeseburger
 
 
Hungry Girl's Hungry Mac 'Bella Stack Burger
  Hungry Mac 'Bella Stack Burger

Entire recipe: 234 calories, 2g fat, 946mg sodium, 45g carbs, 9.5g fiber, 12g sugars, 14.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

If you haven't tried swapping portabella mushroom caps for burger patties yet, the time is NOW. Stack 'em up right with our sauce swap -- a dead ringer for the version by Mickey D's. And if you want to save carbs (and have a slightly easier time wrapping your face around this massive thing!), just leave off that center bun half.

 
  Unique Greek Turkey Burgers

1/4th of recipe (1 patty): 203 calories, 8g fat, 420mg sodium, 3g carbs, 1g fiber, 1g sugars, 29g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

This lean turkey's not only pumped up with spinach, it's also flavored with garlic, oregano, basil, and even feta cheese. (We love that, since feta tends to just roll off a burger when you put the crumbles on top of the patty.) These are great prepared on the grill or in a grill pan!

 
Hungry Girl's Unique Greek Turkey Burgers
 
 
Hungry Girl's Bean 'n Veggie PattyCakes
  Bean 'n Veggie PattyCakes

1/6th of recipe (1 patty): 161 calories, 3.5g fat, 493mg sodium, 25.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 9g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

This recipe is vegetarian friendly AND safe for people with gluten sensitivities! (If gluten’s not an issue, feel free to use regular all-purpose flour in place of the gluten-free stuff.) Even if you're a meat-eating gluten lover, you'll flip for these flavor-packed patties!

 
  Buffalo-Style Blue Cheese Burgers

1/4th of recipe (1 patty): 183 calories, 7g fat, 547mg sodium, 2g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 26g protein -- PointsPlus® value 4*

Here we combined beef patties with everything we love about Buffalo wings. Mixing Frank's RedHot and blue cheese into the meat makes for one intense burger. And by the way, keep scrolling down that page for a Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole... AHHH, so good!

 
Hungry Girl's Buffalo-Style Blue Cheese Burgers
 

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