Quick Tuna Burgers
Turn a couple cans of tuna into a zesty tuna burger with this quick recipe. If you can’t find good whole-wheat hamburger buns, whole-wheat English muffins are a great substitute. The burger mixture might seem a little soft going into the pan, but once the first side is cooked, you’ll be able to flip them easily. Serve with steamed broccoli or sweet potato fries.
- 25- to 6-ounce cans chunk light tuna, drained
- 1/2cup coarse dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs
- 1/2cup low-fat mayonnaise, divided
- 14-ounce jar chopped pimientos, drained, or 1/3 cup chopped roasted red peppers, divided
- 1/4cup finely chopped celery
- 1/4cup finely chopped onion
- 1/2teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, divided
- 1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 4whole-wheat hamburger buns or English muffins, toasted
- 4lettuce leaves
- 4slices tomato
- Combine tuna, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, half of the pimientos (or roasted red peppers), celery, onion and 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning in a medium bowl, breaking up any larger pieces of tuna until the mixture is uniform and holds together.
- Combine the remaining 1/4 cup mayonnaise, the remaining pimientos (or peppers) and 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning in a bowl.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Using a generous 1/3 cup each, form the tuna mixture into four 3-inch burgers. Cook until heated through and golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
- Spread the top half of each bun (or English muffin) with pimiento mayonnaise and place a burger, lettuce and tomato on the bottom half.
To make your own fresh breadcrumbs, trim crusts from whole-wheat bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. To make fine breadcrumbs, process until very fine. To make dry breadcrumbs, spread coarse or fine breadcrumbs on a baking sheet and bake at 250°F until dry, about 10 to 15 minutes. One slice of bread makes about 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs or about 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs.
Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)
|Mono Saturated Fat||5g|