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Tuna Burgers Recipe

Tuna Burgers Recipe

My family was so accustomed to a typical beef burger that they were hesitant to try these when I first made them. Any skepticism disappeared after one bite. —Kim Stoller, Smithville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD: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
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Lettuce leaves and sliced tomato, optional


  • 1. Mix first six ingredients; fold in tuna. Shape into four patties.
  • 2. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Cook patties until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes per side. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe Note

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 10g fat per serving.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Saudbox User ID: 103075 261918
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2017

"Made these yesterday for supper, changed one thing I used chopped green onion instead of regular just because that's what I had on hand. My husband loved them he said he could eat these everyday. We also topped are burgers with lettuce, tomato and tarter sauce and he also added cheese. Very very good, defiantly a keeper. Thx Kim"

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 261251
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2017

"Whole family LOVED these!! We topped our burgers with some cheese & tartar sauce. Super quick & easy meal."

Shoes58 User ID: 2519954 6283
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2014

"easy and inexpensive. just the ticket for us these days! it's something "else" to do with that tuna that's ALWAYS in the pantry. Thank you."

bereitbach User ID: 4958434 6021
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"Our whole family really liked these burgers, which is rare. I left out the chili sauce as we don't care for anything spicy. Even so, it was excellent and a fairly inexpensive meal."

bereitbach User ID: 4958434 5232
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"Our whole family really liked these burgers, which is rare. I left out the chili sauce as we don't care for anything spicy. Even so, it was excellent and a fairly inexpensive meal."

medstudentwife User ID: 6829422 6724
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"easy, delicious meal! I used fat free miracle whip instead of mayo and placed the patties in pita bread instead of buns. Awesome! I also put cucumber slices on the burger to give it a nice crunch My husband loved this meal!. He's already asked me to make it again!"

Maybake User ID: 5100035 7628
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"I loved them, my husband thought they were good. Our kids said they were "ok" but they all finished them with no complaints, which speaks for itself. They really reminded me of crabcakes, and I could see myself making up some to keep handy in the fridge for quick lunches later also, as they were also as tasty when reheated later. Very good!"

mama D's User ID: 4031382 5542
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"I have made these several times since I came across the recipe. They are just delicious. They are light tasty, have had them on a bun or just the burger with a salad. excellent!!"

wanna-B-cook User ID: 4848168 6267
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"!!!!! Now, anyone that knows me knows that it is an absolute MIRACLE when I actually take the time to cook a meal...let alone a good meal! I wanted something light to eat and I was going to make a regular tuna sandwich, but I happened upon this recipe and thought, "Why not?" Well, I successfully managed to whip this tuna burger up and it was ABSOLUTELY DIVINE!!!!! I made spinach dip on the side and also used it as a garnish on my burger - DELICIOUS!!! I still can't believe how good it was! :-D"

teri100trees User ID: 4804653 7621
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"I love crab cakes and these are almost as good for a fraction of the price. I have eaten them in buns with lettuce and pepper rings and bunless with tarter sauce. I don't use mayonaise in the recipe, but Miracle Whip Lite and that cuts the fat and calories some. I have given the recipe to family too. These are great!"

Emily Johnson User ID: 1777599 4433
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010


[email protected] User ID: 4120394 4390
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2010

"Would I make it again? I already did, so simple and sooo delicious."

jbdupuis User ID: 1293309 6282
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"My husband loved them and asked me to make them tonight! We had never had tuna burgers before but I'm glad I gave them a try."

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