Although I am quite partial to fresh tuna and would love to be able to buy and use that regularly in my home cooking it's pretty pricey, which prevents me from going to purchase that at my local farmers market. However, I always have cans of tuna available in my pantry so I used that in my delicious tuna burgers, that I think that even kids would love. If you enjoy eating burgers and need yet another fish burger recipe this one is for you!

Adapted and modified from the "Tasty Tuna Burgers" recipe submitted by: Marbalet on

Makes 4


  • 1 (6 oz) can tuna, well drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup onion, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup celery, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise (Extra needed to spread on burger buns)
  • 2 tbsp chili sauce
  • 2 dashes of hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill weed
  • coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 hamburger/kaiser buns (or can use a toasted baguette)
  • 1 medium sized tomato, sliced
  • 4 lettuce leaves (optional)

In a large bowl, combine the drained tuna, bread crumbs, onion, celery, mayonnaise, chili sauce, dill, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Shape the mixture into 4 equal patties. Note: the mixture will be quite delicate to the touch) I recommend refrigerating the patties for 30-40 minutes to firm up a bit.

In a non-stick skillet, drizzle about 2 tbsp of olive oil or coat the skillet with cooking spray. On medium heat, fry the tuna patties for about 4 minutes per side. Since these are delicate becareful turning the burgers over. Serve these burgers on a toasted burger bun with a slice of tomato and lettuce leaf on top. Spread a generous spoonful of mayo on the bun and enjoy!

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