Saturday, July 10, 2010

Quick and Easy Tuna Burgers

My friend Trixie introduced me to these. I like this recipe not just because tuna burgers are quick and easy to make while being satisfying to eat, but also because it offers another way of using canned tuna, that ubiquitous but often uninspiring ingredient. Here's what you'll need:

Tuna Burger Ingredients

A can of tuna (of course), hamburger buns, an egg, breadcrumbs, your favorite mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper. And of course, any condiments you like on your burger.

Mix everything together and you'll have a mixture that looks something like this:

Tuna Burger Mixture

Now you've come to a crossroads. You can either take the entire mixture and shape it into one large patty, or divide it in half and shape into two smaller patties. A lot will depend on the size of your buns. Mine were small, so I went with two patties. Place the patty in a preheated pan -- no added oil necessary. Isn't that nice?

Tuna Burger Patty

After about 4 minutes, it'll be ready to flip. The done side will be nice and browned. Cook the other side until done, and that's it.

Tuna Burger Patty

Dress the burger(s) your favorite way. I've got cheese, pickles, and Sriracha sauce on mine (don't judge me). Serve with fries, chips, or fruit!

Tuna Burgers

Tuna Burgers

  • 1 5oz can tuna, packed in water, drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of your favorite mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste 
  1. Mix all the ingredients together until well blended. There should be enough moisture keeping it together to form one large patty or two smaller patties.
  2. Place each patty in a preheated pan -- no additional oil is necessary. Cook each side for about 4 minutes, until nicely browned.
  3. Top with cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, etc., however you like, and enjoy!
Tuna Burgers


Anonymous said...

Looks yummy!

Nancy said...

It looks yummy. This might be a silly question, but was it overly 'fishy'?

Sarea said...

It wasn't for me -- in fact, the tuna taste was mostly masked by the condiments and other seasonings from the patty. But your mileage may vary!

Anonymous said...

i wanna try making this, when i can turn on the stove w/o freaking out! LOL

Justyna said...

I did this today and it turned out delicious. I didn't use cheese, but it was great anyway. Thanks for the recipe :)

Sarea said...

Justyna, woohoo, I'm so glad you tried them!

Caroline said...

I made these tonight and was pleasantly surprised at how they tasted. They almost tasted like beef to me.

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Jeffrey said...

Best recipe I have had so far! I have tried more intriquite recipes and they have not come out nearly as good as this one. Cudos!!!

Jen said...

Jeffrey -- that's great! I'm really glad you enjoyed them, especially because they really are so simple. :D