I made these burgers for a quick lunch today. The husband said they smelled good, yet he opted for a plain old ham and cheese. Go figure. I've come to terms with the fact that I shall never understand his dietary choices. 😉
Being honest, I had no idea how these Tuna Burgers would turn out. I wanted to go a little nutty adding in mango or even pineapple, but then decided to go simple just to see if the base recipe would work out.
I'm happy to say it did! I was worried there would be a dryness to them, but the opposite was true. I think the ground oats helped soak up the moisture from the tuna and lemon juice. The burger texture was soft yet meaty. They held up very well!
Here's what I did...
- 1 7oz can of chunk tuna packed in water drained (some liquid ok)
- 1 egg
- ½ cup old fashioned oats (40g) ground up in a blender or food processor
- About ⅓ cup of finely chopped bell pepper
- About ¼ cup finely chopped onion
- A large clove of garlic minced
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp celery salt
- pinch of fresh ground black pepper
Place all the ingredients in a bowl...
...and combine with hands.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Form the tuna mixture into patties and place directly on hot skillet. Cook for about 3 minutes a side until browning and warmed thru.
I served mine on a whole grain thin with baby spinach leaves, ketchup (yes, ketchup,) black pepper and a sweet pickle slice. It was perfect! I can see going spicy or sweet with this base recipe. It all depends on your tastes!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|3||1 tuna burger patty|
|160||3g||2g||old: 3 new: 4|