Homemade Tuna Burgers

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Discover a fresh take on burgers with Homemade Tuna Burgers. Packed with protein-rich tuna and bursting with flavor, these burgers offer a delicious alternative to beef.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick & Easy: With simple ingredients and steps, you can whip these tuna burgers up in no time.
  • Deliciously Different: Offering a unique spin on the classic burger, they’re delightfully flavorful.
Tuna Burger Recipe

Recipe Ingredients

  • Canned Tuna: The main ingredient, provides the main flavor and protein for the burgers.
  • Olives: Add a punch of briny flavor and a unique texture to the tuna mixture.
  • 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 tuna burger recipe, forming the patties and prevents them from sticking while cooking.
Tuna Burger Recipe

How To Make Tuna Burgers?

Step One: Prepare Tuna

First, we strained two cans of tuna and added them to a bowl.

Step Two: Make Breadcrumbs

We then made breadcrumbs using the cheese grater and added them into to the tuna.

Step Three: Chop Ingredients

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

Step Four: Add Eggs And Herbs

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

Step Five: Mix Ingredients

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

Step Six: Shape Patties

We shaped the Tuna patties (also known as tuna cakes) and coated them in flour.

Step Seven: Grill The Burgers

Placing the patties onto our George Foreman Grill, we grilled the burgers for 10 minutes.

Tuna Burgers on George Foreman Grill

Step Eight: Assemble the Burgers

We created our masterpieces using bread rolls, adding hummus, pineapples, tomatoes, and salad for flavor.

Tuna Burger Recipe

Cooking Tips

  • Choose Fresh Tuna: Pick cans of tuna packed in water for a fresher taste.
  • Select Ripe Tomatoes: Choose bright, ripe tomatoes for juicier tomato slices in burger toppings.
  • Cook Tuna Patties Without Grill: You can cook tuna patties on a skillet by heating olive oil over medium heat until hot. Cook the patties until they are golden brown on each side for a delicious finish.
Tuna Burger Recipe

Optional

  • Dijon Mustard: Enhances the flavor profile with its tangy and slightly spicy taste, ideally mixed into the tuna mixture before shaping the patties.
  • Hot Sauce: Adds a spicy kick as an optional ingredient; mix into the tuna mixture for enhanced flavor.
  • Lemon Juice: Add a tablespoon to the mixture for a brighter, fresher taste, complementing the herbs and balancing the richness of the tuna.
  • Green Onions: Add a mild, crisp bite and a pop of color. Finely chop and mix them in with the tuna, herbs, and diced onion for an extra layer of fresh flavor.

Variation

  • Salmon Burgers: Transform your tuna burger mix into light, delicious Salmon Patties for a variation of fish in this recipe.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigeration: Store tuna burgers in the refrigerator, wrapped in plastic wrap or in an airtight container, and consume within 1-2 days.
  • Freeze: For longer storage, individually wrap tuna burgers and place them in a labeled, airtight freezer bag, freezing for up to 2-3 months.
  • Thaw: Thaw frozen tuna burgers in the refrigerator overnight or use the defrost setting on the microwave for a quicker thaw, ensuring immediate cooking afterward.

What to Serve With This Recipe?

  • Sweet Potato Fries: Crispy and flavorful, sweet potato fries are the perfect accompaniment to tuna burgers.
  • Mango Salsa: Fresh fruit like mango salsa with tomatoes, cilantro, and lime juice adds a tropical twist to tuna burgers.
  • Broccoli Slaw: A zesty broccoli slaw with carrots and a creamy dressing provides a crunchy and refreshing side dish for tuna burgers.
Homemade Tuna Burgers Recipe.

Homemade Tuna Burgers

Tuna Burgers are tasty patties made from canned tuna, mixed with things like eggs and bread crumbs, cooked until golden and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cans Tuna
  • 15 Olives
  • 1 Teaspoon Mixed Herbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Bread Bun Or Slice Of Bread (In Crumbs)
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • Sprinkle Of Flour

Instructions

  1. First we strained two cans of tuna and added them to a bowl.
  2. We then made breadcrumbs using the cheese grater and added them into to the tuna.
  3. Next we finely chopped onions and diced a bowl of olives into fine pieces.
  4. Sylvia then cracked two eggs and added it to the ingredients, along with a teaspoon of mixed herbs.
  5. We then mixed all the ingredients to create a sticky texture for shaping the burgers.
  6. We shaped the Tuna patties (also known as tuna cakes) and coated them in flour.
  7. Placing the patties onto our George Foreman Grill, we grilled the burgers for 10 minutes.
  8. We created our masterpieces using bread rolls from Aldi (you can also use slider buns), adding hummus, pineapples, tomatoes, and salad for flavor.

Notes

  • Choose Fresh Tuna: Pick cans of tuna packed in water for a fresher taste.
  • Select Ripe Tomatoes: Choose bright, ripe tomatoes for juicier tomato slices in burger toppings.
  • Cook Tuna patties Without Grill: You can cook tuna patties on a skillet by heating olive oil over medium heat until hot. Cook the patties until they are golden brown on each side for a delicious finish.

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28 Comments

  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.

    #twinklytuesdays

    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
    Debbie

    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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