Fish Burger Surprise


Fish Burger Surprise is a great alternative to beef burgers that both children and adults will like.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
12 fish burgers


  • 1 (15 ounce) can mackerel, drained

  • 1 (12 ounce) can tuna, drained

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can white hominy, drained

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 10 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

  • ½ large onion, minced

  • 1 tablespoon jarred minced garlic

  • 12 pitted prunes, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 cup seasoned (Italian-style) breadcrumbs

  • 24 slices whole wheat bread

  • 1 cup honey mustard

  • 24 leaf lettuce - rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly grease.

  2. Mash together the mackerel, tuna, and hominy in a large bowl until blended. Add the eggs, olive oil, orange bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, onion, garlic, and prunes. Season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes. Stir until evenly combined, then fold in the bread crumbs. Form into 12 patties, and slightly flatten between your palms, place onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until hot and lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

  4. While the surprise burgers are baking, toast the whole wheat bread, and spread with honey mustard. Place a lettuce leaf onto the mustard side of the bread. Place each burger between two slices of bread to serve. Serve either warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

386 Calories
9g Fat
53g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 386
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 868mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 30mg 148%
Calcium 189mg 15%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 518mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.