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Tuna Burgers

Growing up, one of our weekend lunch staples was Tuna Burgers. In reality, they were much more like the Tuna on Toasted Bagel recipe than something like a burger, but that is what we called them.

When I saw the recipe below, I was interested as it took the tuna and created something similar to a crab cake (but…um…with tuna) than the baked version I was used to. I tried it out and it was pretty darn good.

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Have some nice crisp lettuce and a healthy slice of tomato and you have a great sandwich.

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I used the ole Miracle Whip vs mayo as I already had it open.

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Mix the tuna and cut up veggies.

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The sauce for the top.

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Scoop the tuna into balls and then add them to the pan with hot oil.

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Smash down the balls to patties and fry on both sides.

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A meal fit for….three.

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A nice departure from my TOTB!

Quick Tuna Burgers

prep 10 mins ∙ cook 6 mins ∙ makes 4 servings ∙ difficulty Medium ∙ source Eatingwell.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 5- to 6-ounce cans chunk light tuna (see Note), drained
  • 1/2 cup coarse dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs (see Tip)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise, divided
  • 1 4-ounce jar chopped pimientos, drained, or 1/3 cup chopped roasted red peppers, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns or English muffins, toasted
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices tomato

DIRECTIONS

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.

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Categories: Fried, kosher, Lunch3, Recipes, Seafood

Author:The Ranting Chef

Check out the best recipes at rantingchef.com

4 Comments on “Tuna Burgers”

  1. November 5, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    That looks fantastic

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  2. November 5, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    I feel the need to try this now.

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  3. November 5, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    This is a truly amazing use for tuna, thanks from me and my stomach

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  4. November 11, 2014 at 3:28 am #

    Reblogged this on Brownhills Barry's Blog.

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