As we get older and especially during cutting season, we want to watch our fat intake a little. This tuna burger recipe is a replacement to a burger made from ground beef. Even 90% lean ground beef tends to be a little too fatty for my tastes. Also, I spent my college days as a butcher in a supermarket and there was no exact science going on to ensure that the meat was actually 90% lean. Take my word for it there. I am not saying that all ground beef is this way, but I saw it firsthand.
Sometimes, we are looking for an alternative for a burger fetish or simply something new to add to our weekly menu. This tuna burger recipe takes an ingredient that we all probably consume a lot of and does something nice with it by making the tuna in a patty format.
Tuna Burger Ingredients
1/4 Green Pepper, chopped
1/4 Onion, chopped
2 tbls Panko Bread Crumbs
1 Can of Tuna, drained
Tuna Burger Directions
Mix up all of the ingredients and shape into 1 or 2 patties.
Grill patties 3-4 minutes per side.
You can enjoy the tuna patties without a bun, but for that true burger feeling, you will want to have a bun of some sort. In that case, I would suggest either eggplant slices or portabella caps. The creaminess of eggplant is always a nice addition. Of course, I love most mushrooms and opt for that in most cases. If you really want to think outside the box, swap out the tuna for salmon. The good fats in salmon are some of my favorite fats out there. Tuna is very lean and provides little in the way of fat.
If you are bulking, think about adding some cheese and bun, but you would probably use ground beef unless you are a pescatarian.