Screw cooking light. The economy sucks, so here’s to making a tasty dinner on the cheap.
Oh, and this one is kind of light, too. Bonus!
This recipe is also highly substitutable — I used what I had in the cupboards at the time, which included using crushed Honey Nut Cheerio’s as the binder. If you’re normal, and have bread crumbs or crackers to crush up, use those. The cereal worked surprisingly well, though and added a touch of sweetness to the burgers.
Makes 4 burgers
2 pouches hickory smoked tuna
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup crushed honey nut O’s cereal
1/2 small onion, diced
1 tblsp olive oil
4 slices American cheese (optional)
4 small sandwich buns
Salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and Old Bay seasoning to taste
Crush cereal (or crackers, if using) in a blender or food processor.
Combine egg, cereal, tuna, onion, and seasonings in a small bowl. Mix with hands and form into four equal sized patties. Shoo cats away.
Heat large saute pan over medium heat, add olive oil. Shoo cats away again.
Add burgers to pan and cook about 5-6 minutes per side, flipping once. Avoid excessive handling, the burgers will be slightly fragile. Lock cats up in basement.
Place cheese on top of burgers, if using, and top with bun half. Cook until melted, then place burgers on bottom bun halves and serve.