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Tuna Patty Recipe

Tuna Patty Recipe

Joann Brasington of Sumter, South Carolina reports that this tasty change-of-pace sandwich is as quick to prepare as your favorite hamburger. "My husband likes his topped with melted Swiss cheese and Dijon mustard. Salmon can be substituted for a more 'elegant' burger," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • Tomato slices and lettuce leaves, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the tuna, egg, bread crumbs, onion, celery, red pepper, mayonnaise, chili sauce and seasonings; mix well. Shape into four patties (mixture will be soft).
  • 2. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray; fry patties for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Serve on buns with tomato and lettuce if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 363 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 962mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.

Reviews for Tuna Patty

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ad554836 User ID: 5085348 20702
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"This was very good! I used plain breadcrumbs plus about 2 teaspoons of Italian Seasoning instead of pre-seasoned crumbs, and I did not use onion or hot pepper sauce. Also, I used red wine vinegar instead of worcestershire. I tried to cut my celery small, but I think next time I will do it even smaller... I had a little trouble getting the patties to stay together on the skillet. I will be making this again though! My husband loved it!"

euge1 User ID: 3773156 50724
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012 Edited Dec. 22, 2014

"loved this recipe"

smadden85 User ID: 1087426 44922
Reviewed May. 5, 2012

"This is the yummiest tuna patty recipe I've ever tried. I'm definitely bringing tuna patties to the table more often!"

jbdupuis User ID: 1293309 23016
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"Great alternative to hamburgers. Delicious, healthy-eating, and low cost meal! Thank you for submitting to Taste of Home."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.