So last week I shared a photo of a delicious tuna burger I whipped up and as a result, I received several emails and comments requesting the recipe. Ask, and you shall receive! These burgers are a GREAT red-meat alternative and have significantly less calories and fat than the traditional burger. This is a great recipe to prepare when you’re hosting a BBQ or backyard get-together.
You’ll need (Serves 6):
- 1 1/2 pounds albacore tuna fillets, rinsed and patted dry (you can also used canned tuna- 2 cans)
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup red onion
- 1/2 cup green peppers, chopped
- 1/2 cup red peppers, chopped
- 2 egg whites (or egg beaters)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Extra-virgin olive oil
Finely chop the tuna with a chef’s knife. Place tuna in a bowl and mix in lemon, onion, red and green peppers, and egg whites until well combined. Season with salt and pepper. Shape tuna mixture into 6 round patties. Brush both sides of tuna burgers with extra virgin olive oil and season again with salt and pepper. Cook the tuna burgers in a non stick skillet (or on top of your grill) over medium heat for 5 minutes each side until they are cooked through.
Enjoy on your favorite whole wheat hamburger bun and top with some gourmet cheese – trust me it’s worth it to use the good stuff (I’ve found that cheddar is the best flavor combo!) for a healthy and delicious meal. Serve alongside some roasted vegetables, fresh fruit or seasoned corn on the cob – yum!
Have your ever tried a tuna burger before?