Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week 6/12/10: Tasty Tuna Burgers

It's time for another week of Bargain Meals! Erin over at $5 Dinners (a great read!) is hosting a gathering of bloggers all over the Internet, creating frugal meals straight from the sales circulars of their favorite stores. Check it out for even more inspiration. I contribute every week for the current sales at Publix, which run from Wednesday to the following Tuesday. Keep in mind that you do not need to purchase two of a product to get the buy one get one price. Publix marks down their products to half price for the BOGO deals.

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Mt. Olive Sweet Relish or Pickles, 16 oz., $2.19 BOGO
-.55/1 Mt Olive Pickles, Relish or Peppers, any, in store dispenser
Final Price: .54¢

Hellmann’s Easy Out! Mayonnaise, 22 oz, $4.69 BOGO
-.25/1 Hellman’s product 16.5 oz.+ RP 5/23
-.25/1 Hellmann’s Product, 16.5 oz. +, RP 5/16 -1/2 Best Foods or Hellmann’s Mayonnaise Products, 15 oz. + RP 4/25 (Target Coupon)
Final Price: 1.84

StarKist Chunk Light Tuna, 4 pk. 5 oz., $3.71 BOGO
Final Price: 1.85

Arnold Select Sandwich Thins, 12 oz. pk., $2.99 BOGO
Final Price: 1.49

Florida Premium or Plum Tomatoes, 99¢ lb.

Tasty Tuna Burgers


1 (6 ounce) can tuna, drained
1 egg
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/3 cup minced onion
1/4 cup minced celery
1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 dash hot pepper sauce
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
4 hamburger buns
1 tomato, sliced
4 leaves of lettuce (optional)


Combine tuna, egg, bread crumbs, onion, celery, red bell pepper, mayonnaise, hot chili sauce, chili sauce, dill, salt, pepper, hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well. Shape into 4 patties (mixture will be very soft and delicate). Refrigerate for 30 minutes to make the patties easier to handle, if desired.

Coat a non-stick skillet with cooking spray; fry tuna patties for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through. These are fragile, so be careful when turning them.

Serve on buns with tomato slices and lettuce leaves, if desired.

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