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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Tuna and Cheese Burgers (or Bake)

This is a great recipe for making sure you use up food that can get forgotten about in the back of your cupboard, along with some fresh ingredients. It's easily changed and adapted depending on what you have in or what you're in the mood for and it doesn't take too long. About 10 minutes prep time and roughly the same for cooking.

It can be made as burgers in a pan or as a bake in the oven. In Spring and Summer I tend to favour making it as burgers and having it with couscous, green beans and salad. In Autumn and Winter it's lovely comfort food as a bake with sweet potato chips and veg.

  • 250g of tuna
  • Seven Ritz sized crackers (can be changed to taste)
  • One cup of grated Mozzarella
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 3 Spring onions, chopped
suggested alternatives: I've also swapped the spring onion for sweetcorn, chopped peppers or red onion and all work well.


Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. The crackers should be broken into pieces, not dust. If making burgers, divide into four or five and shape into patties about 2cm thick and cook in a frying pan over a medium heat for roughly 4 minutes each side.

The burgers can be cooked straight away after making, but I find that if you let them chill in the fridge for at least twenty minutes first they tend to hold their shape better when cooking. I tend to make mine ahead of time, either the night before or earlier in day.

If making as a bake, put in a greased oven proof dish, add a little extra cheese on top and place in the centre of a preheated oven at 180oc for 10-15 minutes.

Below is a video showing me making and cooking the burgers. If you want to skip straight to the cooking part (and miss out the intro and ingredients) it starts at 1:54.

Let me know if you try it!