Tuna Burgers

Did you panic buy tuna?

I totally panic bought tuna.

Between COVID and realizing that our earthquake kits were WAY expired… we have a lot of tuna.

So if you’re anything like me, you now have a TON of tuna on hand, and you need ways to use it all up.

tuna burgers

These tuna burgers are SUCH a simple way to use a can or two of tuna. They’re easy to make, satisfying, and absolute comfort food for me.

My mom used to make these all the time when we were kids, and keep the foil-wrapped tuna burgers in the fridge for us to stick in the toaster oven.

(Don’t stick them in the microwave! It’s terribly embarassing to admit this, but it seems my parents never explicitly taught me not to put metal in the microwave? I quickly learned after a college roommate yelled at me when I absentmindedly went to heat one of these up.)

tuna burgers

Normally I’d use cubed cheddar for this, which will give you lovely little pockets of melted cheese.

Unfortunately all I have at the moment is shredded Mexican cheese, but that works well enough too.

These tuna burgers are what you’d get if you mixed the gooeyness of a grilled cheese sandwich with the simple satisfaction of a tuna sandwich, and wrap it all in the carby comfort of potato buns.

Tuna Burgers

Makes 4 burgers

  • 1 can tuna, drained
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 hamburger buns
Cooking Directions
  1. Combine tuna, cheese and mayonnaise in a medium bowl. Spoon onto bottom halves of buns, cover with tops. Wrap in foil. Bake at 350F for 20 min.

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