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Healthy Tuna Burger

Updated on June 19, 2013

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Fish in general is healthy and delicious. Tuna, and salmon happen to be my favorite.
My kids love burgers, but that is not exactly something I can feed them with a clear conscious. So I have tried making different types of burgers that they might enjoy. Veggie and beans were ok for my husband and I, but didn't go very well with the kids.
One whole week my nine year old son, now eleven, would come home from basketball practice and go in the kitchen and ask for a tuna sandwich. Eventually, he started making his own tuna sandwiches. As I watched him eat this one day, I realized how much the kids love tuna, not in casseroles or anything else, but sandwiches. A light bulb went off in my head, they love burgers, and they love tuna, why not tuna burgers! I quickly went on the Internet to look for a recipe. Loads of recipes came up, but nothing that I liked. I wanted something healthy, that included real veggies, and less spice. So I decided to make my own and give it a try.

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On my first attempt it came out delicious, and was a hit with the whole family! Since then it has become a favorite among my family and friends. Although, I have never made them on a grill, because of their soft texture, I have served them at barbecues and they go like hot cakes.

So here it goes, the recipe for the Healthy Tuna Burger

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: six to eight servings
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Ingredients

  • 3 Cans Tuna, In water
  • 1 Large Green Pepper
  • 1 Large Tomato
  • 1 Scallion
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Dash, Original Blend
  • 1/4 Cup Quick Oats
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 - 3 tbsp Olive Oil
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Method:

  1. Dice up the tomato and pepper into tiny pieces. Slice the whole scallion. Open the cans of tuna and drain them well, and put them in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the spices and the oats to the tuna and mix it well. Let the mixture sit for 5 to 8 minute. Add the egg.
  3. Shape them into burgers. You can easily make 6 large burgers, or eight medium ones. Don't make them too big, the mixture tends to be pretty soft.
  4. Heat up a frying pan on medium heat, add I table spoon of olive oil at a time. Place the burgers two, or three at a time, gently on the pan. The burgers are soft to start with, but once one side gets brown they are easier to handle.
  5. Flip them over gently and brown the other side. Once they are browned on both sides, take them out and serve them warm.

TIPS:

1 - Sometime I substitute the oatmeal with mashed potatoes.
2 - If you don't like the crunchiness of the veggies, sauté them before adding it to the tuna.
3 - Tuna can be replaced with can Salmon for another scrumptious burger.
4 - you can add any fresh herbs if you like. I have tried it with dill, and cilantro, and they both goes quite well.

Serving suggestion:

1. You can serve them with all the fixings of a regular burger. I usually put everything of the table along with home made wheat rolls, and let everyone make they own burger.
2. Somedays I serve them as part of a meal. It goes great with Pineapple Potato salad, home made bread with olive oil and herb spread on it and toasted, and some salad, or just cucumbers.

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      BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Awe, I like everything tuna! =) That's a great one, I eat tuna in a sandwich, mixing it with onion, shredded cheese, mayo and cucumber (got hooked on it in Japan a couple years ago. they sell these sandwiches in lunch packs on a train =)) That's a pretty easy recipe, I'll definitely try it. Is it ok to use flavored tuna, say, tomato and onion or it'll spoil it? (I made your potato salad/with pineapple yesterday - the whole container LOL week worth! It's yummy-yo!) You have great ideas, Sweet Lady =)

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      kelleyward 4 years ago

      I've never had a tuna burger before but I've had a salmon burger. This looks healthy and delicious. Voted up! Kelley

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      snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      I love tuna burgers, tuna sandwiches, cheesy tuna.. my favorite! Voted up! Love your tuna burger recipe!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Max, I am glad you made the pineapple potato salad, now you can make the Tuna burger to accompany the salad! :)

      I have to try your sandwich with onion, cheese, and CUCUMBER?! Strange, but sounds interesting..... Thanks for the comment, sweet buddy!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi Kelly, hope you get to try it, it's really delicious! Thanks for your vote. :)

      Snowdrops, thanks for the vote, and appreciate your visit.

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      Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Yum... they look so delicious & such a great idea for kids...great hub up & awesome...cheers

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      BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @LaThing - yep, cucumber - it's better to slice it in thin strips, not in circles like traditional ones but in pieces, size - half/inch x half/inch. Fine grated cheese. You can mix it all together, but I like to mix tuna and onions with mayo and just put over it cucumber pieces and then grated cheeze. It's really good, sort of fresh taste. If you like dill - it also adds freshness to it =)

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks for stopping by Carter06, and all the votes :)

      @Max, thanks for the instruction, now I will have to try it for sure. Sounds delicious actually. :)

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      Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

      A great idea, as I am sure that there are many parents struggling to combine tasty and healthy in a meal, which you've pulled off here.

      Sharing, up, useful and pinned to my board.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      This sounds delicious. I think I'll try it this week.

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      L M Reid 4 years ago from Ireland

      Tuna burgers are something that I have never tasted. But now that you have written such an excellent recipe with those appetizing photos I am going to make some too.

      Shared on twitter and voted 5 stars

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks Brett, appreciate all your help.... :)

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hay Pop, thanks for stopping by. Hope you like it :)

      @Howto Answer, do try it, and if you like tuna you will love this. Thanks for your support and vote!

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      Joseph Addams 4 years ago from Standing right behind you!

      Looks delicious. A little too healthy, so I may have to wash it down with a half gallon of ice cream. Passing this recipe onto my wife. Thanks!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      lol, just eat it for the taste, and I will share the ice cream with you :))

      Thanks for stopping by, and your encouraging comment .....

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Great detail and pictures. It looks really good! :) I grew up eating tuna sandwiches too. I can't imagine not trying the recipe. Thanks for sharing, La.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks for dropping by.... Hope you do try it! Appreciate your sharing, and your visit :)

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      Nora411 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

      What a great idea! I am definetly adding this to my list of must-tries! voting up and sharing!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks Nora for your vote and for passing it on. Hope you like it :)

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Tuna burgers sound great. Anything with tuna is a winner as far as I am concerned. Thanks for this idea!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      You are welcome Rebecca! It doesn't only look good, it actually taste delicious ..... Hope you get a chance to try it :)

      Appreciate your stopping by.....

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      This looks great. I need more fish in my diet, so I'll give this a try. Pinning, also.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by, see you around......

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi LaThing I love tuna and salmon has well and i will try the great idea and recipe of a tuna burger.

      Vote up and awesome ! SHARING !

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi Kashmir, I love salmon, too! You can actually make these with salmon and they come out really good. Thanks for the votes and sharing :)

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Still my favorite recipe! You made it so easy Lathing! LOVE those pictures! Got me so hungry and is 1:52 a.m. Darn it!

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      Dr Anupma Srivastava 4 years ago from India

      Looks yummy. I will certainly try this healthy and nutritious tuna burger. Thanks for sharing.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks for stopping by LDC..... I hope you will try it out, even if it's 2 am, lol.

      Hi, Anupma! Hope you do try it and like it :). Appreciate your stopping by!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      Tuna as a burger? That sounds fantastic ^_^ Oh and it's healthy too? Fabulous!! I will add it to my meal list next week ^_^ thank you, voting up and pinning

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Hi, Mama Kim :)

      Hope you enjoy it as much as we do in our family! Thanks for stopping by, and will see you soon.

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      TycoonSam 4 years ago from Washington, MI

      Up and Awesome.

      This looks delicious and easy enough that even a dad can do it!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Thanks for the votes, Sam! I hope the kids will be happy with after this LOL. Thanks for the comment, and for stopping by!

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