Tuna sweetcorn burgers

Tuna sweetcorn burgers

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(74 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


  • 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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28th Jul, 2020
I made these with half the quantites (as i only needed to make 2 burgers) but still used 1 whole egg. They held together really well in the pan and tasted divine! So quick to put together I will be making these reguarly. I had mine in a broiche bun with lettuce and mayo. Delicious!
30th Jun, 2015
REALLY good. My cooking often goes pear shaped and things never taste how I hope they will. But this was great! I put them in a brioche bun with homemade salsa as suggested above (chopped tomatoes, chilli, red onion, lime juice and a blob of ketchup) and served with sweet potato fries. Salsa really complimented them. I will definitely make these weekly now.
15th Jun, 2014
Just cooked these for lunch. Had them on their own with some salad and sweet chilli suave instead of in a bun and they were delicious! Not sure on the exact quantities I used but made two large burgers and I found they stuck together ok with one medium sized egg. Will definitely be making again.
12th Apr, 2014
These were fab - I added Paprika to the mix and used fresh tuna steaks instead of tinned. There was plenty of moisture so no egg needed and went down well all round!
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6th Mar, 2014
These were wonderful. I made the burgers slightly in advance and left them to chill in the fridge for a while before cooking. They held together pretty well, were lovely and juicy, and tasted fantastic. Big thumbs up!
7th Feb, 2014
Although this is a good recipe and the flavor was there,for some reason my burgers were rather dry and fell apart.Will try by adding egg next time.Other then that,very easy dish to make and looks quite impressive
25th Jan, 2014
I made these with half the amount but a whole egg and the consistency was perfect. Made meatballs rather than burgers and they were very very tasty, perfect for kids
17th Nov, 2013
My 12 year old daughter made these for family tea - a big hit with requests for seconds!
2nd Oct, 2013
I made these for my boyfriend when he got home from work, I had only half an hour to whip something up so made some healthy and tasty sweet potato chips to go with it. Very tasty and very easy to make. Yummy. Hint: make sure the tuna is very well drained so the mixture sticks together.
22nd Sep, 2013
These are absolutely delicious and guilt free :) all my family loves them and they are very easy to make.


16th Nov, 2018
could these be baked in the oven instead of frying?
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19th Nov, 2018
Thanks for your question. Yes, you can bake these. We haven't tested this so cannot give exact timings but would suggest 200C/ 180C fan/ gas 6 for around 12 - 15 mins or until cooked all the way through.
10th May, 2015
These are very good. Made too much, so I'm wondering if freezing is an option?
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26th May, 2015
Hi there teresadias, we haven’t tested freezing these so cannot guarantee perfect results, but they should be fine to freeze once shaped but before cooking. Let us know how you get on. 
16th Oct, 2014
Delicious with a little sweet chili saucce
2nd Oct, 2013
Hint: make sure tuna is very well drained otherwise mixture does not stick together. Tip: I made these with sweet potato chips as a side which took only 20 mins to make and are healthy too. Enjoy.
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