Ever since my daughter became a pescatarian, things have changed food-wise around my house. While I still pretty much cook the same foods I always did, I always have to make sure I have either a pescatarian or vegetarian option for her main entree so I know she has protein. I always keep veggie burgers in my freezer so at least I can give her that, but sometimes it’s great to be able to make something fish-based for her. The other night I came home from an appointment to find that my husband was sick of just making her a veggie burger and whipped up a three ingredient tuna burger for her. She loved it! So I asked him to make it again for all of us. You’ll only need 3 ingredients to make this tuna burger: tuna, an egg, and breadcrumbs. If you are gluten-free, simply substitute a gluten-free breadcrumb. We topped it with tomato and a homemade sweet and sour sauce (also with three ingredients). Read on… 3 Ingredient Tuna Burgers With Sweet and Sour Sauce That Are Kid-Approved!
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For the Tuna Burgers:
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
3 cans tuna
And then done!
Mix all ingredients together, form into 3 tuna burger patties. Cook in a hot skillet with a little olive oil until hot and slightly browned. Plate on a bun, top with tomato and the sweet and sour sauce. Makes 3 tuna burger patties.
Sweet and Sour Sauce:
3 tablespoon of ketchup
1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
1 drop of honey
Then make your sauce. which will take you about a minute to do. Don’t want sauce, ketchup or a russian dressing will work just as well!
Mix everything together and put a dollup on each tuna burger. I also served this with a tomato slice and some coleslaw. So yummy and my pescatarian daughter was thrilled!
3 Ingredient Tuna Burgers
- Tuna Burgers:
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 3 cans tuna
- Sweet and Sour Sauce:
- 3 tablespoon of ketchup
- 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- 1 drop of honey
For the Tuna Burgers: Mix all ingredients together, form into 3 tuna burger patties. Cook in a hot skillet with a little olive oil until hot and slightly browned. Plate on a bun, top with tomato and the sweet and sour sauce. Makes 3 tuna burger patties.
For the Sweet and Sour Sauce: Mix everything together and put a dollup on each tuna burger.
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gloria patterson says
I am a big fan of tuna/salmon burgers/cakes ….. I like to see the different way and things people add to them. Sometimes I add pepper strips in mine and also dill weed.
Ruth I says
This is so easy to make! Perfect for our busy breakfast or dinner. It looks so good!
My kid goes crazy over tuna. What a brilliant idea to make a tuna burger! Looks delicious!
Celebrate Woman Today says
Found one more food choice for my kiddos! So nice to see what’s being cooked in other families.
This looks so yummy. I love tuna but I am the only one in my household. More for me! I only need to get some breadcrumbs and I am good to go.
Lisa Thompson says
I’ve never had a tuna burger before! I totally need to make these!
Mommy Moment says
I could totally see my kids loving these. Thanks for the great recipe!
OH! I am so going to give these a try! The sweet & sour sauce sounds so good!
Liz Mays says
This sounds like a delicious burger. I have to make these for lunch one day. I’m glad the sauce is so easy!
maria closerothm says
These will be great for Lent. My kids don’t always just want fish and having a burger on a Friday is just what they crave
maria closethome says
You had me at one pot meals. As a busy mom of 3 these are the best and so well used.
Those sounds delicious and I love that they are easy to make, something my teens can make on their own.