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Recipe: Tuna Burgers

tuna burgersThese elegant tuna burgers are protein-packed, full of flavor, crisp on the outside, and tender in the middle. Garnish with toppings of your choice for a quick and easy meal. The following recipe makes 9 decent-sized patties.


  • 3-5oz cans tuna in water
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Old Bay Seasoning (optional)
  • 1 tsp Tabasco
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 T parsley, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup onion, finely diced
  • 2-3 T mayonnaise
  • 6 T breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten


~Drain the tuna and place in a mesh strainer. Give the tuna a quick rinse. Using a spoon, press the tuna into the strainer until most of the liquid is drained and the tuna is dry. Place the drained tuna in a mixing bowl.

~Add all the other ingredients and mix well.

~Divide the mixture into 9 parts. Form a ball with each and flatten to form a patty. Place on a tray lined with parchment and refrigerate for ½ hour.

~Preheat oven to 375F. Remove the tuna burgers from the refrigerator and brush with a bit of olive oil. I also like to lightly dust with Old Bay Seasoning.

~Bake for about 15 minutes. That’s it! Serve on a bun of your choice with lettuce, tomato, and red onion… and maybe some tartar sauce.