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Tuna burger

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Total Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Tuna
Category Seafood
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Subtype Sandwich
Cuisine American
Diet Low Calorie; Low Cholesterol; Heart Healthy; High Protein; High Fiber


  • Two 5- to 6-ounce cans chunk light tuna, drained

  • 1/2 cup coarse dry whole-wheat bread crumbs 

  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise, divided

  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers, divided

  • 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning, divided

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 

  • 4 whole-wheat English muffins, toasted

  • 4 lettuce leaves

  • 4 slices tomato 



  • In a large bowl, combine the tuna, bread crumbs, celery, and onion. Also, add half of the mayonnaise, bell peppers, and seafood seasoning. Stir until the mixture is uniform and holds together, breaking up any larger pieces of tuna.

  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining mayonnaise, bell peppers, and seafood seasoning.

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Form burgers from 1/3 cup portions of the tuna mixture. Cook the burgers in the skillet for two minutes per side or until heated through and golden brown.

  • Spread one half of each English muffin with equal portions of the mayonnaise. Place a burger, lettuce, and tomato on the coated English muffin half and top with the other half of the English muffin. Serve immediately.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 321 cal

  • Total fat: 12g

  • Saturated fat: 2g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 5g

  • Cholesterol: 20mg

  • Sodium: 647mg

  • Potassium: 365mg

  • Carbohydrate: 39g

  • Fiber: 5g

  • Sugars: 5g

  • Protein: 17g