Tuna sweetcorn burgers

Tuna sweetcorn burgers

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 85g white bread, torn into pieces
  • 198g can sweetcorn, drained
    Sweetcorn

    Sweetcorn

    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
    Tuna

    Tuna

    tune-ah

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

  • 25g grated cheddar
    Cheddar

    Cheddar

    Ched-ah

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

  • 3 spring onions, 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
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    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

Method

  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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joferg
14th Jul, 2013
very tasty. Preparation took me 20 mins the 5 mins suggested is misleading. My tip would be to put 3 quarters of sweetcorn through blender & quarter of tin whole, they will hold their shape better
neeshasihra
22nd Mar, 2013
5.05
I made half this recipe and also substituted the burger bun for wholemeal pitta to make it more healthy. Worked really well but I also added sweet chilli sauce to the tuna mix. Was really filling and super tasty. Made a home-made tomato & pepper salsa to go inside the pitta and also served it with a carrot and sultana salad. I will definitely be making again.
khare55
8th Mar, 2013
5.05
Fantastique
sophiemavin
5th Mar, 2013
5.05
Even though my burgers disintegrated the moment I went to fry them I still think this is a great recipe and really quick and easy to do. I think the problem was that they were too wet so will try less egg next time. My children ended up eating it as a kind of hash with tomato relish but there was nothing left on their plates so I will definately do them again.
emmalh
14th Feb, 2013
5.05
A big hit with my fussy lot, really tasty and moreish I didn't bother with the salsa just a blob of mayo and a side salad - delish!
gillygilly
29th Jan, 2013
5.05
Really tasty burgers. Made half quantity which was enough for 2 large burgers and baked for 30 minutes at no. 6 instead of frying. Will def be making again.
melpadge37
26th Jan, 2013
5.05
Absolutely beautiful. I made two batches of these tuna burgers/fishcakes. Very easy to make and tastes delicious. We had long stem broccoli, asparagus and carrots with ours so no bread buns and it made a perfect meal. Will definitely make them again.
jose81
25th Jan, 2013
5.05
Lovely lunch. Halved quantities but used whole egg and perfect consistency. Followed tip to firm up in freezer, and used half small onion as no spring onions in. Also added dash of balsamic vinegar. Very tasty and made 5 normal sized burgers - enough for 2 adults and a hungry toddler. Will definitely make again.
sunday21
23rd Jan, 2013
I haven't tried this recipe yet. Just wanted to say any recipe I find that needs bread crumbs I use rice cakes broken into crumbs in place of the bread crumbs to make it gluten free. It works just as well as bread.
pinkpaws
20th Jan, 2013
4.05
Just had these for lunch. Very tasty, and the kids ate them with gusto! Only thing is they need very careful handling or they could break easy.

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