I have long loved tuna burgers, but have struggled with a recipe. I wanted it to be simple, with only a few, non-specialty, ingredients, but also something so very tasty that my family would love it and want seconds. Tuesday is one of my cooking nights and I decided to take on the challenge. In our home, everyone cooks, so as not to wear out any one preparer of tastiness! Here is with what I came up:
5, 5-oz. cans of tuna (just your regular, chunk light brand in spring water)
1/2 cup Heinz mayonaise
1 tsp. dill
1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice (or the juice you squeezed from the lemons you zested and then froze for later use)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. granulated onion (or onion powder)
1/2 cup finely chopped breadcrumbs
Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Add about 2 Tbsp. safflower oil (canola oil would work too!) into a large frying pan and preheat on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Gently shape the tuna mixture into patties that are about 3 inches in diameter. You should get six patties.
Cook about 5 minutes on each side to achieve a golden brown (you might have to adjust your heat down a bit depending on your stove and the size of your pan.) They should look like this:
Flip and continue to cook on the second side until it too is golden brown. Remember you are only trying to get a lovely golden brown and warm it through. Your “meat” is already cooked. Remove from pan and serve on a bun or off with your favorite toppings. We used the last of our garden tomatoes and cucumbers along with some chips. Enjoy!