Tuna sweetcorn burgers

Tuna sweetcorn burgers

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(60 ratings)

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 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



    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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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
22nd Mar, 2013
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.
8th Mar, 2013
5th Mar, 2013
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.
14th Feb, 2013
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!
29th Jan, 2013
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.
26th Jan, 2013
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.
25th Jan, 2013
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.
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.
20th Jan, 2013
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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