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Tasty Tuna Burgers Recipe
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Tasty Tuna Burgers
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Tasty Tuna Burgers

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"These tuna burgers are so delicious. My husband is a very fussy eater, and he loves these. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    22 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    30 mins


  1. Combine tuna, egg, bread crumbs, onion, celery, red bell pepper, mayonnaise, hot chili sauce, chili sauce, dill, salt, pepper, hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well. Shape into 4 patties (mixture will be very soft and delicate). Refrigerate for 30 minutes to make the patties easier to handle, if desired.
  2. Coat a non-stick skillet with cooking spray; fry tuna patties for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through. These are fragile, so be careful when turning them.
  3. Serve on buns with tomato slices and lettuce leaves, if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 18, 2004

My family is out of cash and we have canned tuna specially for these hard times, so making this recipe was perfect. It took 30 minutes to make from start to finish along with cooking baked potatoes. Everyone absolutely loved this recipe and the cost is so low even paupers like me can live like kings. (stomach-wise) hehe Seriously, this is a lightning fast, budget friendly and super yummy recipe.. it is also very forgiving when you dont have all the ingredients.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 16, 2011

Not something I minded having, but not something I'll look forward to having again. I didn't add the red pepper, dill or egg; used plain breadcrumbs. Only doubled the tuna amount - 12oz can solidwhite tuna. (That's where the issues with moisture come in. You have to use the solid white. You'll get more tuna per can, too.) Instead of the refrigerator, put them in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes. They won't freeze, but will firm up.

Jan 23, 2004

This was a fantastic recipe. I have made tuna patties in the past and this recipe had the best flavor and consistency...similar to crab cakes. I added a bit more bread crumbs...about 3/4 cup total and served it with some southwestern flavored sour cream dip, but tartar would be good. I also made these on my George Foreman grill. Just spray the grill with oil spray and cook about four minutes. No need to flip or anything. Highly recommend.

Oct 01, 2003

Recipe pretty good as is, but next time, I will make the following changes: use regular bread crumbs--not Italian flavored. The oregano was overpowering. Also, use green onion and not regular. I think celery salt can be used for celery, and like other reviewers, I left out the dill all together. I added cajun seasoning, and although it was spicy, we loved it. I will definitely make these again with the above listed alterations.

Oct 01, 2003

I was suprisingly pleased with this recipe, the burgers were easy and delicious. However, my suspicions were correct, one can of tuna will not make four burgers.

Oct 01, 2003

These tuna burgers are excellent. I made the "salsa" (onions/celery/bell pepper/chili sauce, spices) a day in advance. I also microwaved it for a short time; I didn't want the veggies to be too crunchy. I agree that refrigerating the patties helps them stay together when they are being pan fried. I will definitely make these again.

Oct 02, 2003

I'm always trying to find new recipes during lent, and I know I found a keeper this time. Yum! I made these twice. The first time they came out very soggy, but with good flavor. The second time I increased to bread crumbs to 3/4c and that seemed to help. Also deleted the bell peppers and increased the hot pepper.

Oct 01, 2003

Very good. Interestingly enough, I found that they blend perfectly with a side dish of Bush's BBQ flavor baked beans.


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  • Calories
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 36.6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 15.7 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 19 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 784 mg
  • 31%

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

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