Tuna Burgers

Tuna Burger

I┬árecently found a recipe for lemon tuna patties which looked yummy on Pinterest until I recalled an unfortunate situation where a certain husband accidentally bought a can of tuna in lemon flavored oil that had an uncanny similarity to the scent of Lemon Pine-Sol. We couldn’t eat tuna for years after that. So I threw out the recipe and decided to come up with my own creation and we were pleasantly surprised by these tuna burgers!

You’ll need:

  • 1 12 oz can of tuna (in water NOT oil, especially lemon oil)
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 sprigs of green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • sprinkle of cumin
  • 2 eggs
  • olive oil
  • English muffins (optional)

To make:

Drain the can of tuna and place tuna into a large bowl. Add oatmeal, onions and the spices. Scramble the eggs and add to the mixture. Using your hands, combine all the ingredients and then form into 4 patties.

In a pan, heat on high several tablespoons of olive oil and then add the patties. Cook uncovered for approximately 5 minutes, flip them and cook for 5 more minutes covered. Remove cover and cook for a few more minutes, until both sides appear crispy.

Serve on a toasted English muffin or alone with a side of Cheesy Pesto Bulgur.

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