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Texas Tuna Burger with Jalapeño Mayonnaise

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Quick Facts

Servings: 2
Cook Time: 5 min.
These burgers get their bang from jalapeño peppers that are mixed into mayonnaise. Scallions and onion flavor fresh tuna for these juicy tuna burgers.


  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 Tbs reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 6 oz fresh tuna, coarsely chopped
  • 2 scallions, sliced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup frozen chopped onion
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil spray
  • 2 whole wheat hamburger rolls (about 3 ounces)
  • 1 small tomato, sliced
  • 2 romaine lettuce leaves


  • Chop jalapeño peppers in a food processor fitted with a chopping blade. Remove and mix with the mayonnaise. Set aside. Without washing the food processor bowl, add the tuna, scallions, and onion and pulse several times until ingredients are finely chopped. Add salt and pepper to taste. Form into 2 patties, about 4 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick.
  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and coat with olive oil spray. Add the burgers and cook 2 minutes. Turn and cook 2 minutes longer. Place each burger on the bottom half of a hamburger roll. Place several slices of tomato on each burger and lettuce leaves over the tomato. Spread the mayonnaise on the top half of the roll and close.
Copyright © 2005 by Linda Gassenheimer

Variation: Canned jalapeño peppers can be used instead of fresh.

Variation: Whole grain hamburger rolls can be substituted for whole wheat.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 238
  Calories from Fat 56 (24%)
(10%)Total Fat 6g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(14%)Cholesterol 43mg
(11%)Sodium 265mg
(19%)Potassium 655mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(48%)Protein 24g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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