Mack's Tunaburgers Recipe -
Mack's Tunaburgers Recipe
  • READY IN 14 mins

Mack's Tunaburgers

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"Low fat, no-beef burgers that taste almost exactly like all-beef burgers. Great for the guy trying to lower his cholesterol!"

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    4 mins

    14 mins


  1. Combine the tuna, teriyaki sauce, bread crumbs, and egg whites in a bowl until well combined, and no large pieces of tuna remain. Season with black pepper, garlic, and hot sauce. Mix well, then form into two patties.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties until brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 01, 2008

Yum Oh! A great alternative to a tuna sandwich. I did change it a bit. I used Veri Veri Teriyaki which is thick with a great flavor not too strong. I also added about 2T of Wasabi paste. I thought this went better with tuna than Tabasco or Mexican hot sauce. The bread crumbs I used were Italian. VERY GOOD- WILL MAKE AGAIN!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 10, 2008

This was pretty good. I was looking for something more interesting to do with some tuna I had gotten on sale and saw this recipe. I didn't have any teriyaki sauce so I substituted equal parts of barbecue sauce, soy sauce and worcestershire sauce to equal 1/4 of a cup. I also accidentally added the yolk of the egg, but I'm not worried about cholesterol or calories so I figured it couldn't hurt. It turned out pretty well, although I had trouble keeping it all in one piece in the pan, and had to keep squishing it back together. It was soft and moist, not dry, but had a similar texture to my mom's salmon patties, only better. It tasted nothing like beef but I don't mind at all.

Mar 12, 2007

I tried these on the grill and they came out great! Plump and juicy, with no fishy taste. I even topped them with cheese, and they still tasted very much like regular burgers, so they'd be perfect if you're trying to cut out red meat or lower cholesterol. I used the thick, sweet teriyaki sauce instead of the watery "and marinade" type, and I think that made all the difference as far as saltiness, but it's still a good idea to start out with less and add more to taste.

Oct 15, 2008

I wouldn't say this tastes anything like real beef but it did turn out really good. I did add the entire egg which held the patty together really well. I also didn't add teriyaki sauce at all, instead I added some sweet pickle relish, garlic powder, black pepper and lots of dill. Before I pan-fried them I coated them with bread crumbs so they were nice and crispy. I agree with another user that these would be great served on salad.

Feb 07, 2007

This was pretty good. I love tuna and can eat it everyday so I like to find different ways to make it. I will make this again but I will cut back on the teriyaki sauce a little bit. Although I like teriyaki sauce, I thought it was a little overpowering for my taste.

Apr 22, 2008

After reading the reviews, I chose to use a teriyaki sauce that was thicker and only used 1/4c of it with a doubled recipe. These make a great cheaper and tasty alternative to turkey burgers.

Feb 24, 2007

This was a waste of good tuna. I followed the recipe exactly and it was too dry, too salty, but otherwise tasted like cardboard. Sorry!

Feb 12, 2009

this is a great way to do something different with tuna. next time i make it i will season more to suit my taste.


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  • Calories
  • 265 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 29 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 1663 mg
  • 67%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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