Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tuna 'Burgers'

I made these for someone back in January and had my husband try them and he actually liked it, so I knew it was a keeper. I don't know what made me wait until just last week to finally make them again! Hubby still liked them (which is a great thing since he doesn't really like to eat anything that lives in water.) My father also ate it and did not know until afterward that they were made out of tuna fish - I'm sure I told him, but he has hearing loss so things escape his hearing quite often!

I would suggest trying these on anyone that doesn't really like tuna fish, but if they absolutely hate it, well - I leave that to your discretion. My dad really hates has a food aversion to cream of mushroom soup and his mother was intent on making him eat it without him knowing, but he could always tell in the first bite. So if you know someone like that with tuna fish, please don't make them try it! Other than that feel free!

I'm going to get on with the recipe now before I get myself into trouble.

Tuna Burgers
In a medium bowl combine 1/3 cup minced onion, 1/3 cup minced celery and 1/3 cup minced green (or red) bell pepper,
1/4 cup mayo (you can also use sour cream or plain yogurt), 1/2 tsp dill weed, 1-3 dashes Worcestershire sauce, dash hot sauce (if desired),
1 can Tuna Fish (5-6 oz), 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs (either regular or Italian seasoned), and
1 egg (there are two in this picture because I doubled the recipe.)
Mix thoroughly. Form into patties (about 1/3 cup mixture per patty for 4 patties.)
Heat 2 tbsp oil in frying pan.
Cook over medium to medium high heat for 4 minutes on each side.
Once each side has cooked for 4 minutes, remove from pan. (If it weren't for the eggs, you wouldn't have to worry about cooking it through.)
Serve immediately.



  1. I like these. I always have tuna in my pantry for emergency meals. Sounds like a sandwich! Happy mothers day to you too!

  2. I love this recipe. Healthy and at the same time...Yummy! Check out other Tuna sandwiches / burgers recipe at Foodista ( and let me know what you think.


  3. Those sound really good! Wonderful pictures, too! I'm a first-time visitor. You're featured today on the five random blogs @ the foodie blogroll. Going to follow you, too! :)

  4. I have to admit, on paper "tuna burgers" sound like they'd be disgusting but they look great in your photos! Simple, fresh and healthy!

  5. Thanks for sharing. Did you use tuna in water or oil? I think if you use the one w/ oil, especially olive oil you could probably cut out some of the mayo (not all)? Just a thought.

  6. I only buy tuna in water as a personal preference. If you do not want to use Mayo I would suggest using plain yogurt.

  7. Sounds wonderful. I always have these ingredients on hand so I will have to try these. Thanks for sharing.


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