Homemade Tuna Burgers

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Several weeks ago we made one of our family favourites, Tuna Burgers. This is one of the meals I had many times growing up and it’s one recipe that has stayed with me over the years.


Today I’ll be sharing some fabulous pictures demonstrating how we made the burgers. There are plenty of pictures and you can find the recipe at the bottom of the page. This is a great healthy meal option but also something which is fun for kids to make.

Tuna Burger Recipe

If you’re a bariatric patient then this is a great recipe which you can eat without the bread. Tuna has plenty of protein and these burgers are very filling!

Homemade Tuna Burger Recipe Cover Image

Tuna Burger Ingredients

  • Canned Tuna: The star ingredient, provides the main flavor and protein for the burgers.
  • Olives: Add a punch of briny flavor and a unique texture to the tuna mix.
  • Mixed Herbs: Infuse the burgers with aromatic flavors, enhancing the overall taste.
  • Eggs: Act as the binding agent, holding the burger components together during cooking.
  • Bread Crumbs: Help to create a firm structure for the burgers and absorb excess moisture.
  • Diced Onion: Offers a slight crunch and sweetness, complementing the savory tuna.
  • Sprinkle of Flour: Aids in forming the patties and prevents them from sticking while cooking.
Tuna Burger Recipe

How to Make Tuna Burgers

First we strained two cans of tuna and added them to a bowl. We then made breadcrumbs using the cheese grater and added them into to the tuna.

Next we finely chopped onions and diced a bowl of olives into fine pieces.

Sylvia then cracked two eggs and added it to the ingredients, along with a t-spoon of mixed herbs.

We then mixed all the ingredients to create a sticky texture for shaping the burgers.

We shaped the Tuna patties and coated them in flour, placing the patties onto our George Foreman Grill.

Tuna Burgers on George Foreman Grill

We grilled the burgers for 10 minutes and then created our masterpieces using bread rolls from Aldi. We added hummus, pineapples, tomatoes and salad for flavor.

Tuna Burger Recipe

We had a fun time cooking as a family and managed to get some great shots of Sylvia and I in the Kitchen together, something I hope to do a lot more of once my health improves.

Tuna Burger Recipe

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  1. Loving the look of these tuna burgers. My son loves tuna plus it makes a change from the norm! πŸ™‚ #TastyTuesdays

    1. It’s nice to have something different for once! Thanks for stopping by, now I want to come and check out your recipe for Cauliflower cheese soup@ SOunds interesting! Angela x

  2. I would never have thought to do tuna burgers and tuna is actually one of the few foods my three year old eats so I may well have to give these go. They look quite and easy too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


    1. I Think my mum started using tuna when we were in the Miners strike in the 1980s and could not afford supermarket food so lived off her tin storage…it’s juts a recipe than then stuck with us! The flakes do get sticky and can crumble easy so we put flour on the outside and grill them on a flat surface to prevent them falling apart. Just an extra tip.

      Angela x

  3. Who would have thought Tuna Burgers – such a healthy option and fun time to spend with little ones. Oh and your photos stunning!!!
    Thanks for linking with #ShowcaseTuesday

  4. Thanks so much for linking up to #ClearOutAndEat Angela. These look really tasty. My eldest loves tuna and he loves burgers, so I must make these with him.

  5. These look delicious. I’ve made something slightly similar previously but not thought of including olives #TastyTuesdays

    1. We never used olives but then I wanted to change the flavour by adding something different and it made it even more nicer!

      Angela x

  6. Love the sound of these. Also like the fact they are easy enough to make and healthy too πŸ™‚ #showcasetuesday

    1. Thanks Vicki. I was inspired to add olives after reading some of your posts… and i’m not kidding. Healthy is always good! Angela x

  7. It’s so inviting! I will add this in our lunchbox in the following week. #TastyTuesdays

  8. Ooo what a fab idea! Zach loves a bit of fish and does love a burger so I should try these! Thanks for sharing and Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  9. Your photos make me want to make these right now! My kids all love tuna and I make it quite often for sandwiches but never even thought to try making into burger patties. Great idea Ang. Your daughter looks very content in the kitchen. Thank you for sharing with #foodpornthursdays.

  10. Just popped over from Northumberland Mam’s blog after she linked to your recipe. I am SO making these this week!

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