Saturday, January 26, 2008

Delicious, CHEAP Dinner

I made the best dinner last night. Too bad I had to eat it all by myself. My husband and kids won't eat fish. I probably could have gotten my daughter to eat it, but she ate earlier. I made myself a Tuna Burger. I actually made up this recipe myself! I made it once before, and meant to write it down and never did, so I had to try and remember what I put in it last time. When I sat down with hubby I was oohing and ahhing over it. "This is sooo good! I think I could sell this in a restaurant!" Hubby didn't seem too impressed, so I just had to share it here. I served it with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. Believe me, the picture doesn't do it justice. I hope someone will try it and let me know how it came out. So anyway, here's how I made it:

Tuna Burgers

1 can albacore tuna (This is the trick. You need the albacore to make it chunky.)
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon green onion (Last night I used red onion.)
1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 tablespoon Miracle Whip (or mayo)

First put the tuna in a bowl without breaking it apart. Then add the rest of the ingredients on top. Carefully mixed it together with a fork, slightly pulling apart the tuna, without mashing it (you want the burger to have lots of chunks of tuna in it). Then add a little more bread crumbs, just until you can scoop up the mixture. Place half of the mixture on a plate of bread crumbs, sprinkle more on top, and shape into a patty. Drizzle olive oil on top, and place in grill pan on med. high heat. Drizzle more oil on the top side. When it gets nice and brown, flip and cook until that side gets brown. Place the burger in a bun and top with ranch dressing mixed with hot sauce. If you like tuna burgers, try this. It's so cheap and easy to make. Yummy! I'm so impressed with myself!

On other notes, for Christmas I got my husband a subscription of Golf Digest magazine. He just got his first issue this week. He's a happy golfer now. Did you know you can buy subscriptions on EBay? My sister told me once before how cheap they are, so I decided to check it out. I found 1 year of Golf Digest for $2.79 and free shipping! I just looked today and they have 3 years for $3.79 with free shipping! They say the reason they're so cheap is because they make all their money with their ads, not the magazine itself. I got Parents magazine for the past 14 years. I thought about $9.00 was a good price for it. I looked up the price on EBay today and it was $5.95 for 3 years and free shipping! If you get any subscriptions, look up the price there!


Irene said...

Yes, ebay is the best for subscriptions. I bought 2 years of Better Homes and Gardens. I actually can't recall the exact price, but it was cheap. Anyway, I never got it! So, three months later I emailed the seller. They apologized and added another year onto my subscription. I literally got the first issue a few days later!

I just ordered a free 2 year subscription of Parents magazine through It claims there is no obligation, you do not need to cancel anything. You get 24 issues, that is IT. We'll see if it really happens!

Kitty said...

Gosh, I'm off to eBay to check out subscriptions immediately! Thanks for the tip. x

KIDZMAMA said...

I'm going to give your tuna burger a try. Clever and I are the only ones who eat tuna here. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Kellan said...

I love Tuna and I think I will try this burger - it sounds delicious!! Thanks so much for the recipe Maria. Hope you are having a good weekend. See you later. Kellan

Zoe said...

like your new bloggy look. i can't eat tuna...the smell. i never thought of ebay for that. i'll have to look!

Mary said...

wish I liked fish........I just can't do it!
Wow! I've never heard of getting your subscriptions through ebay! I'll have to check that out! Thanks for the info!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Mmmm. I love fish, and though I would be eating them alone as well I think I might just try these.

Kellan said...

Hi Maria - thanks for coming by today. Hope you have had a good weekend. See you soon. Kellan

Amy said...

Best Deal Magazines is another good one...might have to try that tuna burger! Rob loves tuna!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Thanks for the magazine advice - I hadn't realized.

But warm tuna? I'll have to pass on that one.

I like your new look - where did you get it?

Flea said...

That looks really good! We're a tuna loving family, so I'll give it a shot. :)

denise said...

I will try your tuna recipe. Funny, I have been eating more fish and was looking for someting different. I'm curious about the Hotsauce and ranch. Thanks to you and your sis for the ebay idea. I was just about to order a mag for the man for v-day.

Shellie said...

That sounds yummy!