Pump up the flavor and cut the cholesterol with these healthy grilled tuna burgers that leave you real room for dessert. Fresh pineapple is fantastic in summer; use canned only in emergencies! Then, as with a real burger, add your favorite fixings: lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, and more!
- Contributed by Lil at Catsrecipes Y-Group
- 4 Servings
- 1.5 lb fresh tuna steak
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 2" fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp lite soy sauce
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, sliced into ½-? round slices
- 1 tsp white pepper
- 4 hamburger buns
Optional Fixings Edit
- Cut tuna into 1" cubes.
- Place cubes in bowl of food processor in batches and pulse until consistency of ground beef.
- If you do not have food processor, chop tuna into very small pieces.
- Place tuna in bowl and add cloves of garlic, ginger, soy sauce, scallions, salt and white pepper.
- Using your fingers, rake all ingredients together until combined.
- Shape tuna mixture into 4 patties.
- Refrigerate in Ziploc® storage bag or container until ready to grill.
- Peel and slice pineapple into ½" slices and grill on both sides 2 minutes.
- Set aside.
- Grill patties over medium fire, 3 minutes per side for rare or 6 minutes per side for well done.
- Choose your favorite hamburger buns and lightly grill, if desired.
- Place grilled tuna patty on bun and top with a slice of grilled pineapple.
- Add your favorite hamburger fixings.
Diane's Tip Edit
Make sure you keep tuna (cooked or uncooked) refrigerated at 32°F or colder (the average home refrigerator runs around 40°F); if you don't, bacteria in tuna can produce histamine, the same substance released by your body during an allergic reaction.
Nutritional information Edit
- 350 cal (35 cal from fat) | 3.5g total fat | 1g sat fat | 75 mg chol | 420 mg sod | 31g total carb | 2g fiber | 8g sugars | 45g protein | 4% vitamin A | 40% vitamin C | 10% calcium | 15% iron