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Sandwich - Quick Tuna Burgers Recipe

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Submitted by gollygeewillikers

Makes 4 servings



EATING WELL: March/April 2011 --- 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. --- 4 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Recipe Ingredients for Sandwich - Quick Tuna Burgers

12 ounce chunk light tuna,drained
1/2 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs, coarse dry
1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise, divided
1/3 cup chopped roasted red peppers
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning (pinch: dry mustard, celery seed, pepper, paprika, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, cloves, red pepper, mace, cardamo
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 lettuce leaves
4 slices tomato

Recipe Directions for Sandwich - Quick Tuna Burgers

  1. 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.

  2. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup mayonnaise, the remaining pimientos (or peppers) and 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning in a bowl.

  3. 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.

  4. Spread the top half of each bun (or English muffin) with pimiento mayonnaise and place a burger, lettuce and tomato on the bottom half.

  5. Tip: To make your own coarse dry breadcrumbs, trim crusts from whole-wheat bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 250F until dry, about 10 to 15 minutes. One slice of bread makes about 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs. For store-bought coarse dry breadcrumbs we like Ian?s brand, labeled ?Panko breadcrumbs.? Find them at well-stocked supermarkets.

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Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 181.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
295
Calories from Fat
136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.1g
23%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
629mg
26%
Potassium
127mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
20.4g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
4.3g
Protein
21.9g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 4% Iron 53%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in iron
  • High in vitamin C
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