Crispy keto tuna burgers

Crispy keto tuna burgers

Crispy and flavorful tuna burger patties paired with crunchy lettuce and juicy tomatoes, team up to give you a light yet satisfying meal. These burgers are mouth-wateringly tasty! So simple to make and a great alternative to a traditional beef burger. Editor's note: In 2020, this recipe was one of the top 10 most popular Diet Doctor recipes. We hope you love it as well!

Crispy keto tuna burgers

Crispy and flavorful tuna burger patties paired with crunchy lettuce and juicy tomatoes, team up to give you a light yet satisfying meal. These burgers are mouth-wateringly tasty! So simple to make and a great alternative to a traditional beef burger. Editor's note: In 2020, this recipe was one of the top 10 most popular Diet Doctor recipes. We hope you love it as well!
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

Crispy tuna burgers
  • 1¼ lbs 550 g canned tuna in water, drained
  • ¾ cup 180 ml mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 2 large egglarge eggs
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp olive oil, divided, for frying
Serving
  • 2 (8 oz.) 2 (230 g) tomato, thinly slicedtomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3 oz. (1½ cups) 85 g (350 ml) leafy greens or lettuce
  • ¾ cup 180 ml mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Mix the ingredients together (minus the oil) in a medium-sized bowl. Shape the mixture into small burgers, about 2 inches (5 cm) wide and 0.4 inch (1 cm) thick.
  2. Pan-fry the burgers in batches. Add enough oil to coat the base of a large frying pan. Once the oil becomes hot over medium heat, place the tuna patties in the pan, lightly pressing the surfaces with a spatula. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown and crispy.
  3. To serve, add a few lettuce leaves to each plate, and top each leaf with a tuna burger, tomato slice, and a dollop of mayonnaise (3 burgers, per portion). Salt and pepper to taste.

Tips

To make the burgers extra crispy, add 1.5 cup (170 g) of shredded cheese to the tuna burger mix, and reduce the mayonnaise to 5 tbsp for 4 servings.


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10 comments

  1. 2 comments removed
  2. Reggie
    This is GOOD! A little runny though.
    Reply: #4
  3. Jill Wallentin Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Reggie!
    Yeah, I was really amazed at how good these were 😍.

    What did you think was runny, the tuna "batter"?

    Best,
    Jill

  4. Karmyn
    It definitely was not runny for me whatsoever, I don't know how it would be runny other than putting in too much mayonnaise or forgetting to drain the tuna. These are great!! I always want to eat tuna but I've always been used to eating it with crackers, so this helps a lot since crackers don't fit very well with the Keto Diet. My picky boyfriend couldn't stop eating these either
    Reply: #6
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    It definitely was not runny for me whatsoever, I don't know how it would be runny other than putting in too much mayonnaise or forgetting to drain the tuna. These are great!! I always want to eat tuna but I've always been used to eating it with crackers, so this helps a lot since crackers don't fit very well with the Keto Diet. My picky boyfriend couldn't stop eating these either

    I'm glad that you enjoyed them. Thank you for taking the time to let us know!

  6. Marilyn Holmes
    While the flavor of this dish was pretty good, despite my following the recipe to the letter it turned out to be more of a tuna sloppy joe.
    I spent more time scraping burnt cheese out of the pan than I did preparing the meal. That said, it did taste good but I won't make it again.
  7. Kathyhenning75
    What is 2/5 cup? Google don’t want to tell me...
    Reply: #9
  8. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    What is 2/5 cup? Google don’t want to tell me...

    The scalable nature of Diet Doctor recipes is wonderful, but not all measurements scale well. 2/5 is about 6 tablespoons.

  9. Jac
    Yes came out runny. Will get shain with cheese. But taste was great.
  10. Susanna
    Make sure you drain the tuna
    Use less mayo and add a tbs or two of bread crumbs to hold the tuna together.
    Reply: #12
  11. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Make sure you drain the tuna
    Use less mayo and add a tbs or two of bread crumbs to hold the tuna together.

    As this is a keto recipe, traditional bread crumbs would not be recommended.

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