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Getting his fix

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Okay I have a great recipe to share with you but first I think I need to clarify somethings that may have been misleading on the bloggy.

  1. My birthday isn’t until October, my parents were visiting this past weekend because they are going to see my other sister on my actual birthday. But thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!!!
  2. I’m not actually Jewish, I just love Jewish Apple Cake. I’m not sure what makes it Jewish but its still the best fall cake out there.
  3. The kicker – Mr. Chubby and I aren’t married. He came up with the blog title because he thought it was cute and catchy. We also thought that making it Miss instead of Mrs would make it a little less confusing. Clearly we were wrong. Sorry for the confusion!

Now that I have that off my chest time for the food. If you’ve been following me you probably know that Chubbs just recently learned that he has high cholesterol. He’s still at a point where he can control it thorugh diet and exercise so that’s exactly what he’s been doing. He has no problem giving up foods like cheese, eggs or sweets, but he’s definitely missing his burgers.

Last night I decided to prove to him that a burger doesn’t have to be made from beef to give him that same satisfaction. There’s tons of options – chicken, turkey and all kinds of fish. Last nights test was with a tuna burger and it passed with flying colors. Not only did Jeff love the burger, he even enjoyed the whole grain bun it was served on. Success!

The sautéed mushrooms and red onion make all the difference for Chubbs.

Tuna Burgers for Two

(recipe adapted from Paula Dean)

  • 1 (6-ounce) cans solid white tuna, drained
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs (I used Glutino bread crumbs)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Tabasco
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Set your oven to its broil setting and let it heat up, in the meantime begin mixing your burgers.

In a large bowl, combine the tuna, bread crumbs and egg, and stir lightly. Add the onion, celery, lemon juice, mustard, Tabasco, garlic, and pepper, and mix again.

Form the mixture into 2 patties, I use large cookie cutters to get a perfectly round shape (I know I’m kind of a freak).

Prep your cooking pan or sheet with a cooking spray or a light coating of oil. Place your burgers on the pan and get cooking. Broil the burgers on each side for about 5 minutes, 10 minutes total.

Allow to cool slightly and place on bun with your favorite toppings.

What’s your favorite kind of burger? Do you like your burgers fully loaded or straight up?