Beyond the Beef
Memorial Day officially kicks off the summer season. As you prepare for a patriotic feast think beyond the typical greasy grill fare and try a tuna burger.
Whether celebrating in the city or having a backyard BBQ these tangy tuna burgers are a lighter heart-healthy twist on the traditional burger.
Recipe: Tuna Burgers
1 (6.4-oz.) pouch or 2 (2.6-oz.) pouches StarKist Chunk Light or Albacore Tuna
1 (4-oz.) cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup nonfat peppercorn ranch salad dressing
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1-1/2 cups bread crumbs, divided
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup green onion, sliced
In a medium bowl, combine tuna, 3/4 cup bread crumbs, cheese, egg, salad dressing, and onion. Form six patties; coat each side with remaining 3/4 cup bread crumbs. Heat oil in non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook patties 3 to 5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 6 to 10 minutes
Serve on whole wheat buns with baked potato chips (less fat), coleslaw made with light mayo, and blender fresh fruit smoothies or watermelon balls.