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Air-Fryer Tuna Burgers

My family was accustomed to traditional beef burgers before trying these fried tuna patties. At first they were hesitant, but all skepticism disappeared after one bite of this delicious air-fryer recipe. —Kim Stoller, Smithville, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1 pouch (6.4 ounces) light tuna in water
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Optional: Lettuce leaves and sliced tomato


  • Preheat air fryer to 350°. In a small bowl, combine first 6 ingredients; fold in tuna. Shape into 4 patties.
  • In batches, place patties in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until lightly browned, 5-6 minutes per side. Serve on buns. If desired, top with lettuce and tomato.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe on the stovetop.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 burger: 366 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 665mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

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