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Sesame Tuna Steak Burger

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 267
Protein 44g
Fat 8g
Carbs 3g
Total Time

Despite the fact that it is fall, and that it was 50 degrees just a few days ago, today it is sunny, breezy and 80 degrees…and in my book, that’s the perfect weather to fire up the grill!

I had some tuna steaks that I needed to cook up, so instead of making steaks, I decided to make burgers.  And I was glad I did.

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Sesame Tuna Steak Burger

Ingredients

Ingredients for at least 2 patties:

  • 3/4 lb raw tuna steak
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped mint (or more depending on your preference)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1.5 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • pinches of sea salt & pepper
  • My Burger:
    • 1 sprouted wheat bun
    • tomato slices
    • avocado slices
    • red onion slices
    • 1 teaspoon safflower mayonnaise
    • 1/2 oz goat cheese
Steps
  1. Set a grill to 350F.
  2. Chop the tuna steak into cubes and place all the ingredients for the patties into a food processor.  Pulse blend until there is a consistent texture of ground tuna.
  3. Form patties of equal size, then place them in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes so they can become more firm.
  4. Place the patties on the grill and cook them for about 6 to 8 minutes, flipping halfway through.  Look for the pink areas of the tuna to turn white; however, provided the tuna is fresh and good quality, you can leave some parts of the tuna pink (raw).  Note: You can also cook the patties in a non-stick skillet on medium high heat if you do not want to (or cannot) cook them on a grill.
  5. Once the patties have finished cooking, serve and enjoy immediately.

Approximate macros for 1 of 2 patties WITHOUT the burger:

 

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Calories
267
Protein
44g
Fat
8g
Carbs
3g
Sodium
-
Fiber
2g
Sugar
0g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.