Tuna Burgers For Two

October 12, 2016

Tuna Burgers For Two

 If you’ve been following me you know that I love me a good burger.
But who really doesn't?
Who doesn’t dig a messy, delicious, and flavorful burger?
It’s America's quintessential comfort food and can now be enjoyed in an impossibly endless number of ways.
It doesn’t have to be made from beef to give satisfaction. There are ton of options — chicken, turkey, tofu, sweet potato, and all kinds of fish.

Tuna Burgers For Two

The other night I tested a tuna burger.
Now I’m not talking about those super fancy seared Ahi tuna burger topped with ginger-wasabi mayonnaise and Asian slaw, served in a toasted egg bun (you know, just to throw a random example.)
This is a tuna burger made from a tuna can.
Mundane, maybe not as fancy, but it passed the test with flying colors.

Tuna Burgers For Two

This tuna burger has a lot going for it and you get a nice chunky bunful to sink your teeth into.
The onion and celery not only add flavour and aroma but also a surprising crunch.
Flavorwise it’s perfect (yes, perfect) with the Dijon mustard and the Tabasco sauce.
To be honest this is truly a stellar fish burger recipe that is a snap to whip up anytime you don’t feel like having just a regular burger.
Easy, tasty, inexpensive and oh-so-delicious.
I call it a success!

Tuna Burgers For Two                                                                                                                          Print this recipe!

Serves 2

1 (5 oz / 140 gr) can solid white tuna (I used Wild Planet)
¼ cup breadcrumbs (I used Aleia's Gluten Free Panko Crumbs)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
½ cup finely chopped celery
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce (adjust to taste)
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Your fave buns (I used sesame seed gluten-free buns)
Your fave toppings


Set your oven to its broil setting and let it heat up. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine tuna, breadcrumbs, and egg.
Add onion, celery, lemon juice, mustard, Tabasco sauce, garlic, ground black pepper, and mix to combine.
Form the mixture into 2 patties, about ½-inch thick.
Place the patties on the baking sheet and broil on each side for 5 to 6 minutes, or until nice and golden (cooking time depends on how powerful the broiler is, so make sure to keep an eye on them!)
Serve tuna burgers with your favorite toppings (I served mine with a slash of mayo, tomato, and lettuce on GF sesame buns.)

Nutrition facts

One tuna patty yields 219 calories, 8 grams of fat, 15 grams of carbs, and 23 grams of protein.


  1. I can't wait to try this! What a great way to use canned tuna...

  2. I currently have like 11 cans of tuna in my pantry and I had no idea what to do with them until now! YES to hearty burgers that aren't made of beef!

  3. I thought this was a fried chicken sandwich if I didn't read the recipe title. All the kinda things I put in my tuna melt, but this kicks it up - broiled and crunchy!

  4. Good use for canned tuna!
    I prefer to cook the patties over a hot plate.

  5. Oh hello deliciousness! I'm with you - I love me a GOOD BURGER!

  6. I haven't had a fish burger but it has been on my list of things to try. Beef is a pretty big deal around my family so getting them to opt for something else sometimes needs a bit of coaxing.

    - D. King