Tuna Burgers

Growing up, one of our weekend lunch staples was Tuna Burgers. In reality, they were much more like the Tuna on Toasted Bagel recipe than something like a burger, but that is what we called them.

When I saw the recipe below, I was interested as it took the tuna and created something similar to a crab cake (but…um…with tuna) than the baked version I was used to. I tried it out and it was pretty darn good.

Photo Feb 26, 6 00 58 PM - Featured Size

Have some nice crisp lettuce and a healthy slice of tomato and you have a great sandwich.

Photo Feb 26, 5 37 20 PM

I used the ole Miracle Whip vs mayo as I already had it open.

Photo Feb 26, 5 45 23 PM

Mix the tuna and cut up veggies.

Photo Feb 26, 5 45 27 PM

The sauce for the top.

Photo Feb 26, 5 49 55 PM

Scoop the tuna into balls and then add them to the pan with hot oil.

Photo Feb 26, 5 58 08 PM

Smash down the balls to patties and fry on both sides.

Photo Feb 26, 6 00 13 PM

A meal fit for….three.

Photo Feb 26, 6 01 59 PM

A nice departure from my TOTB!

Quick Tuna Burgers

prep 10 mins ∙ cook 6 mins ∙ makes 4 servings ∙ difficulty Medium ∙ source Eatingwell.com


  • 2 5- to 6-ounce cans chunk light tuna (see Note), drained
  • 1/2 cup coarse dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs (see Tip)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise, divided
  • 1 4-ounce jar chopped pimientos, drained, or 1/3 cup chopped roasted red peppers, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns or English muffins, toasted
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices tomato


Combine tuna, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, half of the pimientos (or roasted red peppers), celery, onion and 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning in a medium bowl, breaking up any larger pieces of tuna until the mixture is uniform and holds together.

Combine the remaining 1/4 cup mayonnaise, the remaining pimientos (or peppers) and 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning in a bowl.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Using a generous 1/3 cup each, form the tuna mixture into four 3-inch burgers. Cook until heated through and golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

Spread the top half of each bun (or English muffin) with pimiento mayonnaise and place a burger, lettuce and tomato on the bottom half.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Categories: Fried, kosher, Lunch3, Recipes, Seafood

Author:The Ranting Chef

Check out the best recipes at rantingchef.com

4 Comments on “Tuna Burgers”

  1. November 5, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    That looks fantastic


  2. November 5, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    I feel the need to try this now.


  3. November 5, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    This is a truly amazing use for tuna, thanks from me and my stomach


  4. November 11, 2014 at 3:28 am #

    Reblogged this on Brownhills Barry's Blog.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: