Tuna Burger

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans solid white tuna, drained
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pimento, optional
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the tuna, bread crumbs, and egg, and stir lightly. Add the onion, celery, pimento (if using), lemon juice, horseradish, garlic, and pepper, and mix again. Form the mixture into 4 patties. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook the patties, covered, until golden brown. Carefully flip the patties and cook the other side for 5 minutes. Finish baking in the oven until golden brown.


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Deliciosos! Super facil y rapido de hacer! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For the only the fact that these are made out of a can(s tuna is amazing! Made these last night for dinner and served them with melted chedder cheese and lettuse and home made tartar. They were great tasting. So inexpensive and easy, Thanks again Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, but very putzy. Hard to turn! I added Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, ground mustard and a spice blend from Penzeys called Krakow nights. I cooked the burgers on each side on medium for 6 minutes, and then baked at 350 for 15 minutes. We enjoyed them with avocado slices and a sriracha/mayo combination. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor is excellent...I did use three cans of tuna and should remember to add an extra egg if I plan to use more tuna than it calls for....this was a great QUICK, throw together dinner on a night when we were all fighting colds and nobody wanted to cook. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good texture but really bland item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not bad..topped it with a red onion slice, avocado and tomato. I baked in the oven for just 10 minutes more. Since the tuna is already cooked you just have to heat it through. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved it! The avocado dressing was what made it so good. I left out the horseradish and my 8 year old loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were good but a little bland..nothing amazing, also they did fall a part a bit when frying them. I agree Paula is too vague in her directions as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I refer to editing. The one thing I wanted to know before cooking this is - HOW LONG IN THE OVEN? Paula Deen says, "until golden brown". With the pan sear, I couldn't tell "golden brown" after 30 minutes or 45 minutes. At 45 minutes I figured that's long enough. It's edible, but ruined. During the baking process, there was no color change. Don't try to protect your recipes by leaving key methods or seasonings out, Paula. Let's write a better recipe, and Food Network - do a better job of editing. You're just throwing content out there on the internet. Bottom line: recipe as written? Dry and not too flavorful. And when you do not know how long to bake? Failure. To correct this recipe: Add cilantro; another squeeze of lemon juice; a squeeze of lime juice; hamburger relish instead of pimento; and bake at 350F for no more than 30 minutes. Plus, you need to add more breadcrumbs and/or corn flour to thicken up the ingredients. Otherwise it is mush if you follow the recipe as written. Details: Tuna in water or oil? C'mon Paula and Food Network: We deserve better. I used the tuna in oil. It required more thickening ingredients to firm things up. And yes, I drained the oil. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am so happy I saw Paula make this today! I made them tonight for dinner (halved the recipe) with a few substitutions/additions based on what I had on hand: I used crushed pork rinds instead of bread crumbs to eliminate the carbs; finely diced red, green, yellow & orange pepper replaced the pimento; I skipped the celery & horseradish since I was out (I think a little wasabi paste or wasabi mayo might be a good substitution though); added a little lemon zest in addition to the juice; and lastly, I added some shredded cheddar cheese for a tuna melt. One patty and a side salad made a perfect healthy, low-cal summertime meal! I skipped the bun entirely, but if you have to eat it like a sandwich, you might want to try wrapping your tuna burger up between two leaves of Romaine lettuce. It's low-cal, low-carb, and much healthier than a bun - plus, you get the added bonus of some extra crunch & texture. :) Next time, I'm going to try an Asian version flavored with scallions, grated carrot, lime juice, and fresh chopped mint & cilantro for brightness, and drizzle it with a sauce of sesame oil, soy sauce, fresh ginger & rice wine vinegar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was gfast and tasty. I saw her make it two days ago and I couldn't wait to make it. My husband and I had it for lunch and I added a slice of white cheese,oh my was that good. Thanks Paula... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe but I found with a few changes and additions it is even better. Firstly I added a few chopped capers and jalapenos to the tuna. I also added a crust to the patty by putting it in flour, egg wash then panko. And finally finished off the burger with a ginger-wasabi butter sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The pimento is a must! Also added Worcestershire sauce per one reviewers comment. Great addition! Added a couple dashes of old bay seasoning, extra horseradish (like it spicy!) Topped with a slice of cheese, spinach, tomato, on a whole wheat bun. Perfection! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually love all of Paula's recipes but this one was not good. Very bland and fell apart when I tried to cook it. I wasted 2 perfectly cans of tune that would have gone into my tuna noodle salad. Will not try this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These cakes were very yummy! They were moist and flavorful without using any mayo or other creamy sauce. I had mine with lemon squeezed on it and some tomato diced up. My boyfriend had his on a toasted bun with fixings like a burger. I will definately make this again and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These tuna burgers were really good. Instead of using plain breadcrumbs, I used Italian breadcrumbs, which gave the burgers a lot more flavor. The pimientos are a must. They were a little difficult to flip in the frying pan. I didn't make the avocado dressing since my husband doesn't like avocado, so I used mayonnaise on the bun instead. It was fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really like most of Paula's receipes but this one was not good at all. My daughter and I thought it had no flavor. It was missing something but I can't put my finger on it. I really liked that you used can Tuna. I am going to try a good crab cake receipe and try it with the canned Tuna. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! These burgers were so quick and easy to make. I read the reviews before I made them and did add the american cheese on top (great suggestion). I made the avocado spread as well. I thought it was good but felt as though you could make the burgers with or without it. Very flavorful - even my young son enjoyed it! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this using Panko breadcrumbs and swapped the celery for parsley and it was a hit! Tip: Slow cook it on the stove top in a non-stick skillet, about 4-5mins on each side (no need to go into the oven) place a slice of cheese on the patties during the final minute of cooking so that it melts and you'll love yourself. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE this recipe. I have made it more times than I can count: for my roommates, for my family, on holiday's....the list goes on. I thought it was really easy to make, and I love cooking so I thought it was fun too. And the avocado spread that goes with this recipe is a MUST!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family LOVED these Tuna Burgers. Yummy and easy -- a great combination! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am always looking for something new with tuna...This is delicous!! I recommend this to everyone I know.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were wonderful. I made them just as written except the pimento and they turned out great. I did not have a problem keeping them together at all. I made a sauce out of mayo, dijion mustard, horseradish sauce, relish and black pepper to put on top. This one is a keeper for sure! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the sauce had most of the flavor. I didn't care for the texture. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! I doubled the green onions and eliminated the celery. Try adding a little toasted sesame oil and a tiny amount of Worcestershire sauce to the mixture before cooking...Yum! P.S. The recipe "halves" perfectly for just 2 burgers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I left out the pimentos,horseradish, and egg...cause I realize after I started that I didn't have those things! I also used only a couple tablespoons of breadcrumbs to lower the carbs and added a tbsp of mayo to bind and a dash of season salt. YUM YUM! It didn't come together as much as it would if I had an egg or more breadcrumbs, but it was great!! A great idea for boring old canned tuna.Love you Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last friday for lent and my husband and I really enjoyed it. It was easy to make and I already had most of the ingredients on hand anyway. It didn't even taste like tuna, it tasted more like fresh fish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed the recipe exactly. Was not sure about the horseradish but it turned out to taste great. This makes 4 burgers and there is just 2 of us so it could be used for another meal.I think this burger would be really good a bit thinner and grilled with american cheese like a tuna melt. I'll make again for sure! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had recently eaten at a health food joint that served the most delicious tuna burger. Being the chef that I am, I wanted to mimic this great tasting sandwich. So I looked up "tuna burgers" in the search engine of this site, and found Paula Deen's recipe. I changed one or two things and it was better than the burger I had originally. Thanks Paula. Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very easy to make and so yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really like most all of Paula's recipes, but, boy these didn't have much flavor. I was disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good for something a little different...I had trouble making them stay together! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very good but I do not understand browning them in a pan and then browning them in the oven. My burned!!!!!!!! Why can't you just bake them????? lssrls@yahoo.com item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is SUCH a good recipe. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. So good. Paula is the WOMAN! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were good and I'll make again. A few notes: Mixture made 6 burgers, not 4. I would use less pepper than is called for--it kind of overpowers the tuna. The avocado dressing goes well with it. Definitely make it, but don't use salad dressing, only mayo. Otherwise it's runny. item not reviewed by moderator and published
hate tuna, love these item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't have to put it in the oven, just cooked it longer on the pan. Tasted a little bit like crab - not that that's bad. The only thing I would do different is to cook the celery and onions and then put them in the burgers. I didn't like them too much raw inside the tuna. item not reviewed by moderator and published
...what one can do with a Tuna can and a bit of imagination... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good, but very hard to keep from falling apart item not reviewed by moderator and published
Needed something, was a little dry. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've tried this a few times now, and while it's certainly filling, it's not outstanding. I had a hard time getting the ingredients properly combined, so the flavors were uneven and often bland. Add cheese instead of the avocado sauce, and it would have been indistinguishable from a tuna melt. For the sauce, I happened to have guacamole on hand and mixed in some mayo and Worcestershire sauce. I thought that would be disgusting, but it really elevated the taste of the burgers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
my husband was hesitant to try the Tuna burer, the name as not appealing to him. But with my encouragement he was happy with the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty, the whole family liked, including the kids...served with the avocado sauce on toasted rolls. I have made the sauce again as a vegetable and chip dip. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Even my five year old daughter loves this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is very easy to make and it is very very yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was glad to see a recipe using can tuna. I gave it a try, very very easy. Me and my husband loved it. When I was perparing the recipe using the celery my husband kept hinting, I don't like celery. To his surprise, he liked it and said this would not taste good without it. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband RAVED about this! He is a big fan of the salmon croquettes at Luby's and said this one was way better. I served it as an entree with homemade tartar sauce & dill sprinkled over, it was wonderful! We will derfinitely be fixing this one again. Thanks Paula for yet another great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy. It actually browned in the pan..but i did finish it in the oven...We put it on french bread..and wow..I love you Paula..i love all your recipes we've tried. We're on our way to the store to get more ingredients..We're going for the pineapple biscuts next!....SMooches Girlfriend...makes cooking a bit easier!... item not reviewed by moderator and published
these are quick and easy to make and my family loves them,I have 4,5 and 13 year old children and they all eat them happily. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this recipe last night so i decide to try it,I not a horse radish fan so i used a tsp of mayo with cayene pepper this was a tasty burger,even my kids liked it.And they are very picky eater.Thanks Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love these. Very easy and quick to make. Great for a fast dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A family member of mine moved out of her apartment and had several cans of tuna lying around and she knows that my husband and I love tuna (especially with lots of onion and mayo). We wanted to try something different but simple and came across this recipe. It is so easy and incredibly tasty. I highly recommend this if you are looking for something different to do with the tuna. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make these often. They are great! All of Paula's recipes that I have tried are good. I have all of her cookbooks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe! It is fast and easy an EVERYONE from my health-conscientious to the 6 year old and even the baby loves these! Very good with or without the bun... item not reviewed by moderator and published
If your family is like mine, you don't get enough fish in your diet. It's just one of those things that I can't get anyone to try because of the "fishy" taste. These burgers are a welcome change to a plain ole tuna sandwich, and the avocado dressing is to die for. Try them...if my family will eat them, anyone will! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made these as an option foir those that did not want hanburgers at a family BBQ. Everyone loved them. Very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great meal! I love it. Super good. I am not a fan of horseradish, so I added mayo instead. Worked out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You know, "THEY" are saying to limit red meat to once a week and eat more fish....This is an easy, convenient, affordable way to do this with items we generally buy anyway. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Family favorite item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very simple and everyone loved this, They could not believe this was tuna out of a can item not reviewed by moderator and published
this took like 10 seconds to make, its tasty, healthy, simple... now i have something new on my arsenel of easy lunches to whip up. the burgers were good i thought, some reviews say not flavorful enough but i liked them, and i think what sauce you put on it when you serve it will help (i just used mayonnaise and mustard mixed but mess around if you think theyre bland). item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never liked cooked tuna; however, I was tired of the same old sandwich and needed to try something new. This recipe looked easy enough to whip up, and also seemed to be easy to adapt to my taste. The whole family loved it and is asking me to make more for lunches and after school snacks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I loved these burgers and so did my picky eater daughter. It has a tender texture and taste great yet easy to make, even if you only have a few minutes to throw a meal together. Canned tuna is always at our house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was very excited to try this, but it didn't taste very good at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
my husband was watching Paula make this and said he wanted to try it.. he loved it..we will definitely have this again.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My hubby and I watched the episode and immediately got online for the recipe. It was easy to make...although a little difficult to shrink down for 2 people...but that's okay we took leftovers to work for lunch the next day. They were better the next day. If you like tuna fish you'll probably like this tuna burger. item not reviewed by moderator and published
loved them, easy to make and everbody likes them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had trouble keeping the patties whole during browning. They were so fragile I needed to use two spatulas to turn them. Should I add more bread crumbs next time? I added a slice of cheddar cheese to each patty during the last 4 to 5 minutes in the oven. Served on toasted Egg Knot Rolls, spread some mayo in which sweet relish was added, lettuce and slice of tomato. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good light meal. My husband loved the burgers. I served them without bread - more like tuna cake. Bery flavorful. I made no changes to the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was very easy to make and quite tastey. Even my husband, a notoriously picky eater, thought it was good. We thought it needed some salt, but if you eat the patties without a bun, the lack of salt isn't as noticeable. Happy Cooking! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this recipe on air and it looked so good. But I just tried it and it was a complete waste of two cans of Bumble Been solid white tuna. Despite the garlic, onions, horseradish, etc. this recipe was just so bland. And even tho I used two extra large eggs, the mixture was so dry the burgers just fell apart. Even with the avocado sauce, this recipe was a disaster. The three leftover burgers will be fed to my dogs, along with the rest of the one that I couldn't finish. Very disappointing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family just raved over this recipe. I did one little thing different...added some Old Bay Seasoning (about 1 tablespoon)...and it was delicious. It really has a great flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This burger is easy and delicious. I am told it is even good for you, but who cares. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy, but didn't hold together very well during cooking. Next time I used a food processor to pulse the veggies before mixing with the other ingredients and it held together much better without breaking up during cooking. So satisfying with the Avocado dressing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for a new way to eat a can of tuna, and this recipe is great. I ate the patties by themselves and liked it, but I think it would taste better on a bun. Next time I will make it a burger. item not reviewed by moderator and published
tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just loved how easy and practical it was! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was very easy to put together and cook. It was very tasty and my family and I will defiantley be cooking the Tuna Burgers again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this burger after the show and it was very good. My brother is a diabetic and since he has changed his diet he eats mostly chicken and fish so I passed it on to him. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is such a good alternative to a hamburger. With lettuce and tomato it has become my family's favorite sandwich. It's so easy to put together with ingredients that you like and soooo tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was very good! i didnt have the garlic or the celery but im sure with those ingred. it wpould be even better! yum yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think paula out did herself with this one so much I am so ready to try to make them item not reviewed by moderator and published
The Tuna Burgers are so good and what a nice change from Tuna Noodle Casserole. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you have a can or two of tuna fish hanging around and want something delicious and fun this is the recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This from my wife, excellent way to fix tuna aside from the everyday tuna salad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made them for my husband and myself and didn't care for them. Not alot of flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This burger is great off the bun for a lighter meal. The avocado sauce also goes great with it. Very delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
exelant recapie. very easy and good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious...thank you Paula for this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A great idea for indoor burgers. Taste great with tartar sauce and sweet pickle relish. My husband could not get enough of it. Use all the ingredients for a real treat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make, didn't taste "fishy". Made a great sandwich item not reviewed by moderator and published
Taste is too bland. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Family loved the burgers and the avocado dressing. I didn't change anything on the recipe except I did make smaller patties. This is a definite repeat. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a fan of tuna but I loved these burgers! I used Ritz cracker crumbs instead of bread crumbs, and it worked just fine. I fried them in just a tiny bit of olive oil on the stove. Added some grated onion, left out the pimientos (didnt have any)....and it was super. Served on a warm bun with a big slice of onion and some light mayo. Delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe turned out really well. I split the recipe in half, and added some garlic powder along with the garlic cloves and I took out the celery and pimentos. I toasted some bread and made them as open-faced sandwiches with Ketchup (I use Ketchup on everything) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were really easy, tasty, different, and kept well! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! I thought it looked delicious when I saw Paula make it. When I told my husband and friends about the "burgers" I was going to make they were skeptical. My husband loved it, I made it for the second time last night. I took the advise of some of the reviews and added a little mayo to hold the burgers together - worked perfectly. The first time I used Horseradish cream sauce and the second time I used Horseradish mustard - both made the dish delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was a fantasic twist on just a plain can of tuna. Thanks Paula!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added fresh sage and rosemary to the patty mix and that gave it just a little more distinctive flavor. Very easy and a great mid-week or quickie meal recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was easy to make. Has great taste. Keeping it together from falling apart while frying...is another story. For the most part, they stuck together but flipping them was the challenge. Great with lettuce, tomato and pickles! If you don't like horseradish, replace with mayo. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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