Betty Crocker's Cook Book for Boys and Girls Copyright 1957
1 - 7 oz. can tuna I used a 6-oz can and 3 3-oz cans
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup cheese or processed cheese, diced I used a bit more
1/4 cup mayonnaise I didn't measure but since I used more tuna I probably used more mayo
salt & pepper to taste
6 hamburger buns
Split and butter buns. (oops! I forgot to butter my buns but I don't think it was necessary.) Mix tuna, celery, cheese, mayonnaise and seasonings in bowl. Fill buns with tuna mixture. Wrap in foil and heat on baking sheet at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
I can't seem to get a good picture of anything on a bun. It didn't help that the foil I wrapped these in sort of crushed the bun. I hate when something really good doesn't photograph well.
The only problem I had with this recipe was that I didn't feel that was enough tuna for all that celery and onion so I a bit more than doubled the amount of tuna and added a little bit more cheese and mayo. I still ended up with 6 sandwiches worth of filling. In 1957 sandwiches were a lot thinner, I guess.
I made 5 sandwiches and saved the rest of the tuna for lunch. I wrestled with my conscience over whether or not to eat a second sandwich for dinner but my husband decided for me - he ate the other 4! I was worried that he wouldn't think much of this dinner but I guess I didn't have to worry after all. My son took a pass on these.
I've always loved tuna, especially tuna and cheese. I gained my Freshman 15 with tuna grinders from the Owls Nest. So this recipe was right up my alley and I'm glad that my husband loved them too because I'll definitely make these again, probably on the weekend. I don't usually make sandwiches during the week but I've been doing it more often. We had sandwiches twice this week. We travelled on Mother's Day so I didn't have as much time to cook over the weekend.
This is from a cute reprint of an old Betty Crocker cookbook (or should I say cook book). The recipes are really good, not too much in the way of processed foods.
And yes, I agree these aren't really a burger as most of us think of burgers but I just cook 'em, I don't name 'em.
Question of the Day: Did you have any children's cookbooks when you were young? I seem to remember having at least one from the scholastic book fair. I wonder whatever happened to it. The only recipe I can remember was some sort of ham roll-up.