Tuna Patties

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and honestly, I have no real good excuse. Most of it was pure procrastination. But don’t worry, I’ll get better! After all, there’s always room for improvement.

To those of you who check up on my blog from time to time to see if I’m alive, thank you. I really appreciate that. It’s the small things.

I’ve decided the perfect post to break the silence is a recipe post! And something easy and somewhat quick. Great for busy moms, college students or people in general who like alternative burger options that don’t consist of beef, chicken, turkey or pork.

I would highly recommend making this on a George Foreman grill or whatever counter grill you may have. From my experience with this particular recipe, they don’t cook well in a skillet on the stove. (They tend to fall apart.)

This is a favorite recipe with my family and I’m hoping if you try it, you would like it, too! Fresh ingredients are great and make these patties so delicious! However, if you do not have fresh ingredients or don’t have the time to wash and chop veggies, can goods are just as good.

So, now here’s the recipe.

You will need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 can of tuna
  • Italian bread crumbs or crushed saltine crackers. (Just pour as much needed to make the patties hold together with the egg.)
  • 1 can of black beans (strained)
  • 1 can of corn (strained)
  • 1/2 of green bell pepper diced
  • 1 small can of sliced mushrooms strained (or 5 or 6 white or Bella mushrooms sliced and diced)
  • half a stalk of diced scallions (green onions)
  • tablespoon of minced garlic
  • dash of garlic salt, pepper, onion powder & basil. (I like to add a little Old Bay seasoning and cayenne pepper powder for a little zing!) But it’s just as good without the spicy stuff.

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Once you have all your ingredients in a bowl, mix it well and form tennis ball-like balls. If the mixture is sticking too much to your hands, add more breadcrumbs.

Place your tuna balls onto the grill and let them cook for about 5-10 mins. (or until it’s as crispy as you want it to be.) Sidenote: the inside will be a little mushier than the rest of the pattie itself, but it’s cooked! Trust me and still delicious!

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Garnish the pattie however you like! For me, I like adding fresh spinach leaves and mustard. And pepper jack cheese goes great on it as well! But go wild!

And that’s it! Simple! Great quick dinner, awesome leftovers for lunch and filling! Don’t let my size fool you, I can really put down some food! But I can only eat 3 of these and I’ll be full for the rest of the night. That’s a great problem to have.

Please, try it! And if there’s something you would like to add or maybe you can solve my problem with the patties sticking to a frying pan, feel free to comment, email or subscribe! 😀

Until next time: keep it simple, sweetie! 😉