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Easy Tinned Tuna Burgers

These delicious and meaty tuna burgers made with tinned tuna and store cupboard staples can be cooked in an air fryer, fried on the hob, or baked in the oven!
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword air fryer tuna burger, tinned tuna burger, tuna pattie
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 255kcal
Author Beth Sachs

Ingredients

  • 2 x 145 g Tins of Tuna in Brine or sping water, drianed.
  • 130 g Dried Breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • ½ Lemon zest only
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley chopped
  • 1 Egg
  • 100 g Extra Light Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon Parmesan grated (or use vegetarian hard cheese)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Olive Oil for air fryer (or 2 tablespoon if frying/baking conventionally)

Instructions

  • Place the drained tuna flakes into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add in all of the other ingredients (EXCEPT THE OIL) and mix throughly.
  • Split into 4 equal portions and form burgers.
  • Put the burgers on a plate and place them in the fridge for 30 minutes to set. You can also make them the night before and leave them in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
  • If using an air fryer to cook the burgers, preheat the air fryer to 200°c (400F) and brush each side of the tuna burgers with the oil.
  • Place the burgers in the air fryer basket and cook for 6 minutes.
  • Turn the burgers and cook for a further 6 minutes (12 minutes in total).
  • If cooking in a frying pan, put 2 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan and cook the burgers for 16-18 minutes turning regularly.
  • If baking in the oven, drizzle the tuna burgers with olive oil and place them on a baking tray. Bake in the oven at 190°c (375F) for 25 minutes turning half way through cooking.
  • Serve in rolls or with salad and sweet potato fries.

Notes

Top Tips:
  • Save time at dinner and make the tuna burgers the night before. Store in the fridge in a sealed container until you're ready to use.
  • If you're in a rush, make the burgers as directed and place them in the freezer for 10 minutes to set, before cooking.
 
Freezing: The tuna patties can be frozen cooked or uncooked. If freezing uncooked, place between discs of non-stick baking paper in a freezer-safe container. There is no need to defrost the burgers first, just carry on with the recipe, adding a couple more minutes to the cooking time (whichever method of cooking you decide). If freezing the burgers cooked, allow them to cool completely before placing them in the freezer. Defrost in the fridge overnight and reheat in the oven.
Nutrition: The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Tinned Tuna Burgers
Amount per Serving
Calories
255
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
60
mg
20
%
Sodium
 
586
mg
25
%
Potassium
 
181
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
14
g
28
%
Vitamin A
 
205
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
9
mg
11
%
Calcium
 
109
mg
11
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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