Tuna sweetcorn burgers

Tuna sweetcorn burgers

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
A low-fat alternative to beef burgers and every bit as tasty. Try a salsa with chilli in for an added kick

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal262
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein22g
  • salt0.87g
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  • 85g white bread, torn into pieces
  • 198g can sweetcorn, drained


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 2 x 185g cans tuna in water, drained well



    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…

  • 25g grated cheddar



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 3 spring onion, finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • wholegrain bread rolls, lettuce, salsa, to serve


  1. Whizz the bread in a food processor to crumbs, tip into a bowl, then whizz half the sweetcorn until finely chopped. Add the chopped corn, remaining whole corn, tuna, cheese, spring onions and some seasoning into the bowl with the bread and mix well. Add the egg, bit by bit (you may not need it all), until the mixture is sticky enough to be shaped into four even-size burgers.

  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, then cook the burgers for 5 mins on each side until golden and hot through the middle. Stuff into wholemeal buns with your favourite lettuce and a good dollop of salsa.

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Comments (66)

loopylinny's picture

I have made these a few times now and they always go down well. Easy to make and very tasty, they are a great alternative burgers using meat. Today I had no spring onions so I used a finely chopped small onion instead, frying it to soften it before adding it to the mixture and it worked fine as a compromise

spiderham's picture

A tasty alternative and something I'll definitely make again.

newcooknat's picture

Just made these tonight and they went down a treat. My boyfriend and I are so full. Just needed a bit more egg to bind them better. Salad cream was a nice addition to them also. Definitely be making them again!

josephina86's picture

Really very nice and easy to make, and incredibly filling! Definitely one to make again, I filled mine with lettuce and sweet chilli sauce. Sainsburys does tinned pole caught skipjack tuna at a very reasonable price. Make it delicious and responsible people!

kuifke's picture

I used fresh tuna. But I had some difficulties making the right texture. I added too much egg

apples99's picture

Anyone watch Hugh Fernely Whittingstalls Fish fight on Channel 4 last week or seen the Greenpeace tinned tuna league table?


Make sure you use pole and line caught tuna for this dish rather than that has been caught using large nets which kill dolphins, turtles and sharks as by-catch. pole and line tuna can be found at Sainsbury's, marks & spencer and waitrose but unsure about the others...

lmayc666's picture

made these last night, where so more'ish! forgot to put the cheddar in though but was still tasty! will defo remember cheddar next time as i'm sure they will be even better!

laurenh89's picture

I halved the recipe because it was only me eating, and just one burger was very filling! I think half this recipe can make 3 good sized burgers. Very tasty though, especially with relish!

buffduffdan's picture

Superb recipe! Just had these for lunch and they were heaven in a bun :) I have to admit I wasn't sure how much I'd like these but I found them delicious!

Instead of salsa & lettuce, I had some mayonaise and sweet chilli sauce in the buns instead which worked really well! Also after frying, I put mine on some kitchen paper to soak up the extra oil and to keep them reasonably healthy.

I'll definitely be making these again!!

lulubloom's picture

Forgot to rate it!

lulubloom's picture

Really nice and easy to make. Used fresh sweetcorn from the allotment....very tasty. May try grilling them next time.

GoodFoodTrish's picture

Great quick store cupboard recipe. I used a tin of creamed corn which worked well. It made a delicious lunch with just salsa -didn't need the buns.

drjacquismith's picture

Family loved them even hubby who normally hates sweetcorn. Oven baked. Perfect. Generous portion!

jo-jo90's picture

Have tried both the burgers and meatballs. Equally delicious :)

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laureana's picture

really nice and easy meal made with leftover tuna and sweetcorn from lunch the day before. i was suprised as i have tried making my own burgers before (and once in the pan it went horribly wrong!) but these stayed in shape, were easy to turn over, and most importantly tasted lovely!!!!!! i didnt have them in a bun but served them with the last bits of veg i had, really great idea!

merrysee's picture

These were really lovely, will add extra egg next time as were quite soft, a nice change though, even my meat loving husband enjoyed them.

cherylanne's picture

for a tex-mex feel you could try serving the burgers with the following easy Spicy Salsa, goes really well. serves 3-4.
2 large chopped tomatoes (eg slicing tomatoes)
1 finely chopped red onion
1 crushed clove garlic
1 red chilli, chopped or sliced
1 green chilli, ditto
juice of 1/2 to one lime (taste after adding half -- should be nicely tangy but some limes aren't all that juicy so you may need all of it)
salt to taste
about 2 tbs chopped coriander leaves
you can cut down the chili -- this amount gives a real kick. garnish with coriander sprigs. also great with corn chips.

gem090383's picture

We had these last night and thought they were very tasty! I served them with homemade chips which all went down very well with the hubby! I would def make again, the salsa just finishes off the dish!

sarahdarah's picture

Really good idea. Made these and added red chilli as suggested to spice them up. I grilled them and served with a little chopped tomato and herb sauce with a watercress side salad.


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