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Veggie Tuna Burgers

 Veggie Tuna Burgers
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.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup each shredded zucchini, yellow summer squash and carrots
  • 1 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

  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onion
  • and garlic for 1 minute. Add the zucchini, yellow squash and
  • carrots; saute until tender. Drain and cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, tuna, salt and
  • pepper. Add vegetable mixture. Shape into six 3-1/2-in. patties.
  • Coat the same skillet again with cooking spray; cook patties in
  • butter for 3-5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Serve
  • on buns with cheese, lettuce and tomato. Yield: 6 servings.

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Veggie Tuna Burgers (continued)

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