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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5th Nov, 2012
I found the burgers fell to pieces and didnt "hold" very well prior to cooking so not sure where I went wrong, tasty nonetheless
27th Oct, 2012
Very very nice but I do grill or bake instead of fry just to be a bit healthier :D highly recommend this recipe!!
8th Aug, 2012
As AppleStrudel says: VERY FILLING! I changed the shape and made them into sausages for hot-dogs with lashings of sweet chilli sauce (definitely recommend!) and after two small ones at lunch time, I couldn't think about food until after 8 that evening! Fantastic recipe, just cut the ingredients!
4th Aug, 2012
Absoloutley delicious! A family favourite with us now :)
12th Jun, 2012
This is the first recipe that I have used from this site. My family loved the burgers. I added some chilli flakes and instead of spring onions, I fried a chopped onion and added that. The hint about putting the burgers in the freezer to firm them up really works!
8th Apr, 2012
Quick, easy, cheap and tasty. But as I'm Indian I added a few extra spices like garlic, ground cumin, garam masala and chilli which made it just right for my palette.
2nd Mar, 2012
Delicious! Unfortunately, not all the burgers stayed as one!! Perhaps another egg required! Really really tasty though :D make sure to drain the tuna well!
9th Nov, 2011
Did anyone else turn out with burgers that tasted like hot tuna sandwiches?? Not sure what I did wrong...
14th Sep, 2011
lovely recipe ilike to add sweet chilli sauce
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13th Sep, 2011
Much better than expected!! I don't have a food processor so chopped some of the sweetcorn using a sharp knife. Worked a treat. I recommend draining the tuna well though as they could easily have become soggy.


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