Thai Tuna Burgers


Tasty Thai tuna burgers with a hint of sesame, ginger, and soy. Made from minced fresh tuna steaks, these are a delicious alternative to the all-beef patty. Serve with lettuce, tomato, and your own personal favorite burger toppings.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds fresh tuna steaks, minced

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onion

  • ¼ cup grated carrot

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon lite soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 6 hamburger buns

  • 6 lettuce leaves - rinsed and dried

  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced


  1. In a bowl, thoroughly mix minced tuna, bread crumbs, green onion, carrot, ginger, cilantro, sesame oil, ketchup, soy sauce, cumin, salt, pepper, and egg. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat oven broiler.

  3. Form tuna mixture into 6 patties, and place in a broiler pan on top oven rack. Cook, uncovered, 4 minutes per side, or until easily flaked with a fork. Serve on hamburger buns with lettuce and tomato.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

319 Calories
6g Fat
32g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 319
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 596mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 765mg 16%

* 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.

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