Sesame Tuna Burgers turn boring canned tuna into a delicious meal that nourishes your body
If you’ve ever been anti-canned tuna, you need to tune into this post for Sesame Tuna Burgers with Miso Dressing. They make canned tuna exciting, and when you cover them in Miso Dressing, you’ll forget that you used canned tuna.
I love making burgers from canned tuna and salmon for a multitude of reasons.
First and foremost, they are inexpensive. I’m always looking for how to cut my food costs, and I think pretty much everyone is as well. No one has ever said, “I really wish that I spent more money on food.”
Another great thing about tuna burgers (or salmon burgers for that matter) is that they are simple to make. In this recipe, two cans of tuna will get you four burgers. They keep well in the fridge, and they also freeze well. Yay for having quick dinner or lunch in the freezer. Note: if you are reheating these tuna burgers, heat them in a dry skillet. I don’t recommend microwaving them unless that’s the only possible option.
Last but not least, they are delicious. I should probably say this as the first point as to why I love tuna burgers so much. Taste is always number one in my book. If it doesn’t taste good, it’s not worth eating. No matter how “healthy” something is, taste will always be the most important.
Food shouldn’t be used as a way to soothe, punish, or entertain ourselves. Food is nourishment for your body, and the best food is the food you enjoy eating that also makes you feel good.
These tuna burgers fit that description. They taste delicious and are filled with protein, omega-3 fats, and fiber. When you top them with miso dressing you have extra benefits from the probiotics in the miso. Served over lettuce or with sautéed mushrooms (veggies, woohoo!!), you have a tasty meal that’ll nourish your body.
Oh and if you don’t have miso dressing (sad!!), you can squeeze a little lemon juice over these for extra yum.
Sesame Tuna Burgers
What You'll Need:
- 1/4 cup cottage cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp dried onion
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup oats
- 2 cans tuna 5 ounce
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1 TBSP olive oil
How to Make It:
Mix together cottage cheese, egg, dried onion, ginger, garlic powder, and salt. Stir in oats, tuna, and sesame seeds. Stir together until it's combined. Shape into 4 patties.
Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and swirl the oil in the skillet. Add the four patties into the skillet. Cook until golden brown on each side, about 5-7 minutes per side.
Transfer to a plate, and enjoy! Great with lemon juice or miso dressing
Recipe Notes*Refrigerating the patties before cooking helps them hold together. It's not a mandatory step, but the burgers might not hold together as well.
Some of my other favorite canned tuna recipes: