Tuna Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
My family members were so accustomed to typical beef burgers that they were hesitant to try these when I first made them. Any skepticism disappeared after just one bite. —Kim Stoller, Smithville, Ohio


  • 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
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Optional: Lettuce leaves and sliced tomato


  1. Mix the first 6 ingredients; fold in tuna. Shape into 4 patties.
  2. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Cook patties until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes on each side. Serve on buns. If desired, top with lettuce and tomato.
Health Tip: Lighten up this burger by using reduced-fat mayonnaise and brushing the patties with 1 Tbsp. butter. Then use your broiler instead of pan-frying. You’ll save 75 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 417 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 710mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.