I’ve been at it again! I have so much fun finding recipes that I think will be nutritious and filling and will freeze well for work-week lunches. As you know, it’s important to me to know what’s in my food. I do pretty well on most days because most of what we eat comes out of our own kitchen. Often, the food has been grown in my garden or by local farmers, which makes it even better.
Today, while Googling “make your own frozen lunches”, I found a recipe for a tuna burger. Since I’d never made tuna burgers (patties) before, I thought it might be a great lunchtime project for me. Here’s the recipe that I used:
Tuna Burgers from Spark People
2 cans chunk light tuna (I used 4 – 2.5 oz. pouches)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp horseradish
1 clove garlic, minced
The original recipe called for the burgers (patties) to be fried in olive oil and then baked. I decided to just put them on the Foreman Grill to avoid adding extra fats. They turned out just fine.
I decided to pair the patties with some homemade mac & cheese, broccoli and tomato wedges. The recipe made 4 patties, so I put two of them in lunch containers and will freeze them. I suspect they will reheat nicely.
It was really good! Definitely a keeper! The lemon and horseradish gave the patties a little kick that was unexpected. The mac & cheese added comfort and the veggies – well they are just good for you!
My next project is a Cajun Chicken & Pasta! I will be back with a report and recipe, of course!