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Veggie Tuna Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

You don't have to be a health nut to enjoy the flavor of these moist and nutritious burgers.They're an easy way to get my children to eat their vegetables.
Veggie Tuna Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup each shredded zucchini, yellow summer squash and carrots
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 can (6 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • 6 slices reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 6 slices tomato

Directions

  1. In a greased cast-iron or other heavy skillet, saute onion and garlic for 1 minute. Add the zucchini, yellow squash and carrots; saute until tender. Drain and cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, tuna, salt and pepper. Add vegetable mixture. Shape into six 3-1/2-in. patties.
  3. In same skillet, cook patties in butter until lightly browned, 3-5 minutes on each side. Serve on buns with cheese, lettuce and tomato.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 275 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 643mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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