Tuna Burgers-Gundersen Lutheran 500 Club Dietitians

Published On: Aug 17 2012 12:48:00 PM CDT

Tuna Burgers
Makes 4 servings
Getting started Equipment you will need: colander, can opener, cutting board/knife, medium bowl, small bowl, spatula Do right away when you get home: Action steps 1 & 2
2 (5-6 oz.) cans chunk light tuna

1/4 cup celery

1/4 cup onion

1/2 cup coarse dry whole wheat breadcrumbs

1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise

2 oz. chopped pimientos

1/4 tsp. Old Bay seasoning

4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
4 lettuce leaves
4 slices tomato

4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
4 lettuce leaves
4 slices tomato

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1. Drain tuna. Chop celery and onion into fine pieces. Combine ingredients in a medium bowl. Break up any larger pieces of tuna and stir until mixture holds together.

2. Combine ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Using a generous 1/3 cup each, form the tuna mixture into four 3-inch burgers. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until heated through and golden brown.

4. Slice tomato. Spread top half of each bun with pimiento mayonnaise (from step 2) and place a burger, lettuce, and tomato on the bottom half.

Suggested Side Items: sweet potato fries and coleslaw

Tips: Whole-wheat English muffins or sandwich thins are great substitutes for the hamburger buns.

Shopping list: 2 (5-6 oz.) cans chunk light tuna 1 (4 oz.) jar chopped pimientos Onion Tomato Coarse whole-wheat breadcrumbs Celery Whole-wheat hamburger buns (4) Lettuce leaves (4)

Check for: Low-fat mayonnaise Olive oil Old Bay seasoning