Tuna Burgers Recipe

Recipe Category: Burger

Tuna Burgers Recipe


Makes 4 Burgers

  • 2 6-ounce cans tuna
  • 1/3 cup toasted breadcrumbs (see pastas)
  • ¼ cup very finely minced red or yellow onion
  • 2 large eggs, well beaten
  • a small handful of finely minced parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon (a few squirts) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • lemon wedges


  1. Open each can of tuna and use the lid to press the tuna down in the can as you tilt it over the sink until most of the liquid has drained out
  2. Put the tuna in a medium-large bowl
  3. Using a fork or your clean fingers, flake the tuna into small pieces
  4. Add the breadcrumbs, onion, eggs, parsley, lemon juice, and pepper, and mix until thoroughly combined
  5. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape them into patties, each a generous ½-inch thick
  6. Place a large (10-to 12-inch) heavy skillet over medium heat
  7. After about a minute, add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and swirl to coat the pan
  8. Place the tuna patties in the pan and cook, undisturbed, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom
  9. Use a metal spatula to carefully loosen each burger and flip it over, adding a little more oil if the pan seems dry
  10. Cook on the second side for about 3 minutes, or until the undersides are nicely browned
  11. Serve immediately, accompanied by a wedge of lemon

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