BBQ Tuna Fritters
A fun way to make canned tuna taste less like canned tuna. These thin tuna patties are tasty enough to be eaten plain or in a pita pocket with lettuce and tomato.
A fun way to make canned tuna taste less like canned tuna. These thin tuna patties are tasty enough to be eaten plain or in a pita pocket with lettuce and tomato.
Cool recipe. I used what I had on hand so no green onion, hot sauce or savory- instead chopped yellow onion, garlic, and thyme. An extra egg white helped the cakes stick together perfectly. This recipe is very variable, cheap, and easy to make.Read More
This is an odd recipe. I like the flavor of barbeque sauce and I like the flavor of canned tuna. Together it doesn't work: it's way over the top barbeque sauce flavor, and I even cut it back to two tablespoons. You really can't taste the tuna. I wanted this to be good because it is very easy to make, but it misses the mark. I think canned tuna requires more delicate flavoring. In fact, this recipe would probably be better with no BBQ sauce, but then the name would have to be changed! You know what, just fry 'em up and serve with mayo mixed with a little dill instead.Read More
Cool recipe. I used what I had on hand so no green onion, hot sauce or savory- instead chopped yellow onion, garlic, and thyme. An extra egg white helped the cakes stick together perfectly. This recipe is very variable, cheap, and easy to make.
This sounded really weird when I read the recipe, but I was desperate for something to do with canned tuna besides a tuna noodle casserole. I thought it was decent, and I would have given it four stars. I added the extra star because my extremely picky ten-year-old daughter said it was great, and she NEVER says that about anything. The first time I made it I didn't have any barbecue sauce, so I made a mix of catsup, brown sugar, vinegar, spices and seasonings, and it was even good that way.
I was a bit surprised that BBQ sauce and oatmeal would work with tuna... but I have made these a few times now for my family, and they are always a hit. I've found that using a slightly sweet, Kansas City-style BBQ sauce provides better flavor with the tuna than a Texas-style, spicy BBQ sauce--at least in my family's opinion. Don't be tempted to flip them before they are nicely browned on the first side, or else they're more likely to fall apart. Even if they do fall apart, though, they're still tasty, and I like to sprinkle the broken bits over fresh salad greens for a nice, light lunch.
This is an odd recipe. I like the flavor of barbeque sauce and I like the flavor of canned tuna. Together it doesn't work: it's way over the top barbeque sauce flavor, and I even cut it back to two tablespoons. You really can't taste the tuna. I wanted this to be good because it is very easy to make, but it misses the mark. I think canned tuna requires more delicate flavoring. In fact, this recipe would probably be better with no BBQ sauce, but then the name would have to be changed! You know what, just fry 'em up and serve with mayo mixed with a little dill instead.
Hubby loved these. I divided the mixture into four parts, and the patties stayed together nicely. Don't try to form patties before you put them in the pan, just spoon & pat like the directions say.
Great keeper recipe! I made these exactly as the recipe says and they turned out wonderful, even to my picky family. The only thing I didn't do was add the savory because I forgot to do so. I don't think it altered the taste that much. The BBQ taste was not overwhelming and just added a nice addition to the flavor. You could definitely still taste the tuna. Making the patties small as the recipe calls for helps keep them together well. We used these in wrap sandwiches and they were a healthy, quick dinner.
I really liked this recipe! I made a few changes, and it turned out great! Instead of using plain "canned" tuna, I used a "hickory smoked" variety from a "pouch". Then, I sprinkled a little lemon-pepper seasoning on top of each fritter while they were cooking. I finished it with a creole sauce made from creole mustard, mayonaise, lemon juice, some black pepper, and a little hot sauce. It really gave it a "New Orleans" kind of feel. I will definitely make these again.
I was a little leary when I read the title of this recipe, but it was wonderful! My husband even enjoyed it. I made a few minor changes because I didn't have everything on hand. Instead of hot pepper sauce I used a few dashes of hot sauce. I didn't have savory so I used 1/2 tsp of garlic powder and 1/4 tsp of thyme. The fritters turned out delicious! I put them in whole wheat pita pockets stuffed with lettuce and drizzled them with ranch dressing. I got 5 small patties out of the recipe. Next time I will make 4 patties so they will be slightly larger. It was a quick and easy dish to prepare. I will be making these in the future.
These are tasty little things, the recipe isn't for a crowd wich is ok with me since it is only my husband and I who will eat them, but they are easy, simple, cheap ( a word I love) and very good, I will definitly make this again, thanks for the recipe
Needed something new as it's lent and we're eating fish. These are okay... although my husband and son said they really like them. I used two cans of tuna and left the rest the same except I did not have green onions but did add some onion powder. Just fried in a pan with Pam as I was trying to keep the fat down. Would like to try again with some more spice. Thanks
8.25.11'Tried this with leftover salmon using 1/3c breadcrumbs, no savory. It was okay. Not a big salmon fan. The barbecue sauce made it taste grilled. Nice, I guess. I'll try it with tuna.1.30.12: Tried w 12oz tuna & 1c oat flour. 'Didn't even make it to the pan. 1 1/4c oats make 1c oat flour, but ... don't try it. :)
great, easy recipe. i used about 1/3 cup bread crumbs instead of the oats and it came out wonderfully. i also added some garlic powder. plus it's pretty healty for all that flavor.
Oh my goodness! This was so delicious, I couldn’t believe it! At first, when I read the title I thought that it sounded strange. But then I read some of the positive reviews this dish received and was intrigued so I decided to make it. It is a delectable combination of tuna, oats, barbeque sauce, green onion, and other seasonings. They are then pan fried into patties. If you decide to make this, don’t be afraid of getting it a golden brown on each side to add a slight crisp. Cilantro pairs perfectly with this dish. I will be making this again.
WOW! These are really good. I followed the recipe excatly except for the savory. I made the patties thin and coated them in cornmeal to make them extra crispy when I fried them in olive oil. Served on buns with lettuce and cheese. Will definiely make again.
I have to give this 5 stars and here's why. I doubled the tuna in this recipe. Seems so healthy for you. I thought it was fine. I can see it tasting better with lettuce, tomato and mayo on pita. I'd go with LESS oatmeal too or maybe that's just me. However, to noses that usually wrinkle at my cooking attempts in this house.... my husband like it so much, he took the leftovers for lunch the next day and loved it even better then! Thanks for sharing!
Nice addition to a Caesar salad
These were alot better than I thought. To honest with you if you would have told me BBQ sauce and tuna together was a great combo I would have asked if you are having a baby. I did add a little more seasonings to them will trying these again.
Wow!!! I was very skeptical of this recipe, but I decided to follow the recipe as close as possible. I did not have savory and added more barbecue sauce. The onions I diced into the smallest I possibly could. My son ate them up so fast and I was taste testing them while cooking and could not keep my hands off them! Thank you so much for this recipe. It was simple and good. The oats were a surprisingly delicious ingredient. I was unsure, but I put in the full amount and it turned out awesome!
My husband is a fussy eater, and my kids weren't sure about the name, but it's become a big hit! I left out the onions, hot sauce, and savory. I also fried half in olive oil and baked the other half. We couldn't make up our minds which we liked best. Thank you! So easy to make and it will become a family regular!
Just a weird combination of flavors...
Worked great in a pinch. Used Thyme and a little sage instead of the savory and worked great.
These were good, my husband and I enjoyed them. (Our 3-year-old spit it out, unfortunately.) The tuna flavor is there but not strong; we did add a couple cloves of garlic and used 2/3 of the savory, which was plenty. :) We scaled the recipe up to 6 people, which was more than enough to feed two hungry adults with plenty left over for snacking; next time I'd scale it up to 4 people. We served it in whole-wheat pitas with ranch dressing, lettuce, and tomatoes.
these are absolutely great! they are super simple, too. my bf wasn't sure when he saw all the ingredients laid out on the counter, but he couldn't stop eating these when they were done. after his first bite he said, "Wow, these taste like they should look colorful!" well, whatever that means, these were really good!
Very easy to make, even my 2 year old ate them.
These were really good. I served them with homemade tartar sauce and green salad.
This recipe is super easy & quick to make. I used 2/3 bread crubs for the oats since I didn't have any onhand & left out the green onions and savory. The flavor was nice & sweet. Next time I will try with 12 oz. can tuna, 2 tbls bbq, 1 extra egg white, garlic powder & all season salt for a little bit more tuna flavor.
Though I was a little put off by the idea of tuna nd BBQ sauce, I must say these were quite tasty. I did decrease the BBQ by half and didnt have any savory and we dont do anything hot so no hot pepper sauce and per other reviewers used fat free cooking spray instead. They were really good and very filling. We will be having them again! Probably gonna try adding green peppers next time. Thanks for the recipe!
These are delish! Great and easy recipe.
I forgot to use the egg and it still came out fine, and it has less fat that way. I also used garlic cooking spray. I had some leftover smoked catfish, so I flaked that up w/ the canned tuna and only added 1/2 cup of the oats. Everyone really enjoyed this and it is a great recipe for Lent and we have tons of canned tuna in the pantry...This is my favorite tuna recipe so far. Thanks!
The rating says it all - these are phenomenal! Hard to believe they aren't higher in calories.
Love this recipe, even though I'm usually not a BBQ fan. Turns out way better when you use good BBQ sauce (my fave is Sweet Baby Rae's), and it's a really easy meal if you serve it with mac and cheese and a veggie.
I gave this 5 stars because I am able to make this for dinner between work and the kids ball games. It only takes minutes to prepare and cook (about the same as a few grilled cheese sandwiches)and the kids loved it. Thanks for the time saver!!!!
Wow, I was not expecting this to taste so good. My husband doesn't like canned tuna but really enjoyed these patties. I had to substitute bbq sauce(didn't have any) for sriracha chilli sauce ( it's got heat and is sweet) I cooked them using coconut oil which gave them a lovely flavour ???? Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely make these again.
This was pretty good for a quick meal, but I think next time I'd like to try using bread crumbs in place of some or all of the oats - I kept getting the taste and texture of oats and it didn't seem to fit with tuna. I served in pita pockets with lettuce, sliced sweet onion and a little more BBQ sauce. Will make again, but will probably tweak to our preferences. Thanks for sharing!
Makes boring tuna taste great! I have played around with the sauces and used onion powder or onions instead of the green onions. Thanks for a great recipe!
Yum,Yum. I left out the green onions because I didn't have any and I didn't know what savory was so I added 1 t. Salt & Spice, 1 t. Spicy Pepper, 1/2 t. ground pepper. It was delicious! I ate mine in a wrap with mayo, tomato & lettuce but my kids ate them plain. This is a definite keeper. Thanks!
very good. I made of few changes, like omitting bbq sauce, adding some mustard and old bay seasoning, and I baked them instead of pan frying.
It was amazing! I made some substitues. Didn't use savory, choped green onions or salt. Used: BBQ sauce, Chipotle Hot Pepper Sauce, Italian Seasoning & Garlic Powder. Ate them with crackers. Also if you don't have eggs, use 1 tsp baking powder + 1 1/2 TBS water + 1 1/2 TBS oil And enjoy!
My kids gobble this up like there is no tomorrow!! And they won't eat tuna otherwise! I am definitely pleased with this recipe. I almost never have green onions so I don't ever add them. Might not sound appealing just reading it- but you will be pleasantly surprised!
Delicous! The hubby loved it too!
Followed the recipe exactly and they were not very good. It was disappointing because they were so quick and easy!
I was shocked at how good this was! Instead of oats, I used Panko bread crumbs. Also, I made a sauce to put on top which consisted of mayo (Miracle Whip), hot sauce, and pepper. It was delicious! It will definitely be something I'll make again.
These were surprisingly good. Tasted similar to how BBQ pulled pork would taste. I used bread crumbs instead of oats though and an extra egg like other reviewers suggested. Also didn't have hot pepper sauce so I just added some red pepper.
I loved it but my fiance hated it, so I averaged our ratings. I thought it tasted like stuffing and was a great way to sneak some fish into my diet.
This was great and so cheap and easy. I put a little extra tabasco sauce in and some red pepper flakes to spice it up some more, and with tomatoes, red onion, pickles and a little mayo on a bun it hit the spot. I think next time I might put a spoonful or two of Carribean Jerk sauce in there as well... Thanks for something cheap and easy!
I just made these for me and my daughter, trying to come up with new lunches. I will definitely be making these again, they are awesome!!! I had to use white onion instead of green onion, and it was still fantastic. I have also been trying to incorporate turmeric into our diet so I used that instead of savory salt, and it is delicious. Very happy I found this recipe, thanks for sharing!
Didn't have any quick cook oats so had to use flour. Even my husband who doesn't like tuna wanted more. I will be making these again hopefully trying the oats but using flour they still get a 5 from me.
I love these! I made them a bit too big last night. Smaller is better. I left out the oats, too, and they turned out fine.
I ate these inside a pita pocket with lettuce, tomato, cheese and ranch dressing. Yummy... but mine turned out a little dry, otherwise really tastey.
When I was a kid we ate a dish of tuna, egg and soda crackers all scrambled together. I'd put ketchup on mine. Alas, my husband just couldn't like it. Well, Tee Hee, it's basically tuna and egg with the oats subst. for crackers. He even eats them leftover straight out of the fridge. I do add the green onion and a little garlic, too. It's tasty with most any sauce. Such a great quick dish to make, too.
Tasty, easy to make. This is a great way to eat tuna if people are not keen on the tuna taste. I did add an extra can of tuna as I felt otherwise it was mostly breadcrumbs (which I used as I did not have the oatmeal stuff). A wonderful flavour and I will certainly be making this again. My husband liked it more than tuna casserole, which until now was almost the only way to get tuna into him. Thank you.
These are really good, we make them into tuna burgers. When they are almost done cooking I add a slice of tomato and a slice of cheese on top and cover it so that the cheese melts on the burger.
This is a terrific recipe, both as written and adjusted. I have been making it for years, literally, and you can change it up in so many ways (let your taste buds be your guide). It's quick and easy and you can dress it up as much as you like. Everybody doesn't like everything (some people don't like chocolate!) but it's more than worth trying !
Great consistancy. Easy to make. Very tasty; we will have these again!
i would use panko bread crumbs to give it an even crispier texture (be sure to season to taste)
What a great recipe! Only change was I used red onion instead of green onion. used a brown sugar bbq sauce and ate on buns with a little mayo. We loved these!
I found this to be a really great and interesting recipe! I was looking for something without the mayo in it and this hit the mark for me. I substituted yellow onions for green and I used a little Italian seasoning since I didn't have any savory or thyme. I also used a honey BBQ because other people wrote not to use a spicy BBQ against the mild flavor of the tuna. I will definately make this again....next time for the family. It will be a great lenten recipe for my family and a great staple for me with my health kicks! Thanks!
We've been trying to have fish at least once a week... and like the others have said, my go to is either tuna noodle casserole or salmon. I made this and the flavor was good
I have made these a few times. I've not added or deleted anything. And every time they have come out perfect. I to thought, hmmm odd combination of ingredients. Still, so glad I took a chance. Should say, it was because of the reviews that convinced me to try
I don't usually like tuna but since my husband does, I made these one day for lunch. I put them on a bun and ate them like a burger. They didn't have that "tuna fish" taste.
I used a sweetened smoky flavored bbq sauce and instead of savory I used seasoned salt. The result was a crispy fritter that tasted almost like a char grilled burger! A great red meat substitute. Thank you for sharing this!
I looked at this recipie and though 'nah, its way too easy to be any good'. I missed out the onion and salt and this recipie was fantastic! I also used oat bran instead of quick cooking oats (all i had on hand) and it still turned out fine, I found a little extra oats was needed then stated but other wise this is a fantastic quick mean / snack and you would never believe you are eating canned tuna!!
I hate tuna casserole so the only time I eat tuna is in a cold sandwich but this is a nice change of pace to the ubiquitous tuna salad. The ingredients do sound odd but it had favorable reviews so I gave it a shot. I strained my tuna as I always do when I make a tuna salad but I think I should have left the extra moisture in as it looked really dry upon mixing so I added an extra egg. I otherwise followed the recipe and served it on top of bed of spinach greens and sliced tomatoes with a home made Caesar dressing . Makes a good meal or snack for those on a low carb diet! The recipe seems pretty forgiving if you want to sub in a different fish (like leftover salmon), add breadcrumbs instead of oatmeal (or half of each), vary the seasonings or replace the green onions with parsley or cilantro. I'm going to add it to my rotation now and eat more tuna! I haven't tried yet but it seems like it might also freeze well for when you are really short on time!
I was really surprised at how well the BBQ sauce went with the tuna. I never would have thought to put the two together. Very good. I have made these several times.
This is SO good. Hot sauce is essential! Turns out better if you use foil-packed tuna, but it's also more expensive. Kids love it, so does dad!
I was a bit hesitant as I was mixing the ingredients, though once my friends and I took a bite - wow, we were hooked. I didn't have any savory and it certainly didn't affect our taste buds.
Yum! I did do a few things differently (used more hot sauce instead of BBQ, omitted green onions and savory, and added some ginger and corn) according to taste, but these were fast(er than 25 minutes), easy, and hit the spot.
These were really good! I doubled the recipe and I had no problems at all with mine sticking together well and forming perfect patties. I was able to shape mine by hand and they held together very nicely and cooked up great. The only thing I left out was the savory because I had none. Next time I might add a touch more bbq sauce, but it was also tasty to just dip them in a touch of extra sauce on the side. Very happy with these. They really cut down on the strong tuna flavor. Thank you so much for the recipe. It will certainly be going into our rotation!
My daughter helped me make them! The kids liked them!
I used tuna packed in water, as that is what I had on hand. Patties were a little dry, But I'll try with tuna in oil next time.
These are absolutely delicious. I enjoy them alone, without the pita or lettuce, but my husband prefers them with pita. Make sure to get a brand of barbecue sauce that you know you like because that is the basis for the flavor of your tuna fritters.
I tripled the recipe and used a yellow onion and instant pre-packaged oatmeal because that is what I had on hand and it turned out great. My only problem was that the first batch burned on the bottom so I had to turn heat down to med/low.
Delicious and fast, I couldn't imagine tuna and BBQ tasting good. But it was a very tastefull quick meal that I made with white rice.
This was really good. Thanks!
I would rather eat tuna straight from the can than eat this
I thought I'd experiment with these to see if the bf would like them, since they have bbq sauce in them. Nope, he didn't. He tried a piece and said they were "gross". I don't agree that they're gross--they're fine on sandwiches with lettuce, tomato, and mustard, but I won't be making them again since he's the bbq fan and I'm not so much of one. Thanks for the creative recipe!
This is a great recipe for those who don't like tuna. I don't mean this in a bad way, but the barbecue sauce pretty much masks the tuna taste. They're a fast and easy dish that tastes good but is not spectacular.
Definitely something different and really good! I have made it for my lunch and ended up with enough for two lunches! If you like tuna and just want a little variety in your life give this one a try!
well, all i can say is that these were just ok. interesting recipe, but i had to make a few changes. after mixing everything up (sans savory, didn't have any so i substituted a dash of dried thyme) i realized there was no way these were going to hold together in the frying process. i added an extra egg, about a Tbs. of dried breadcrumbs, and a pinch of baking powder. i also added some seasoning salt and garlic powder to make up the flavor a bit, especially with the additions. they fried up pretty well (only one fell apart a bit) but the flavor was just kida off. i don't know how to describe it better. they were edible, but not a recipe i will try again. thanks anyway, had fun making and tweaking!
I thought these were on the tough side. My family was not impressed.
The flavors didn't work for me.
I make these ahead of time and keep them in the freezer for a healthy protein snack. When I need something quick, I just microwave them for about 30 seconds. I do not use savory, so I don't know if that affects the outcome. These are a good, cheap, and easy nutritious recipe.
Tasted good, but a little bland. I took out some BBQ and put no hot sauce at all and it kind of lost all flavor. Stephen said it tasted just like bread (but the boys ate it). So, next time, less oatmeal, more BBQ, add some garlic salt or something, and use some hot sauce.
These were good! A fast, cheap alternative to a salmon patty. I used a reg onion since I did not have green, and skipped the savory seasoning and hot sauce.
Made these as a quick supper for myself. No savory, and I added about a tablespoon each of Tony Chachere's and garlic powder. They were very good and I'll definitely make them again! Next time I will add another egg white to help them keep their shape, mine were very crumbly. I think I'll also lower the heat and cook them a bit longer. They were very quick- less than thirty minutes in all.
it was great. different taste but delicious. it does not taste tuna
Good!!! used a little bread crumbs plus the oats.
Very odd combination of flavors. My husband and I ate it because we were hungry, but it wasn't satisfying. I won't make this again.
was not one of our favorites
These were great! I used two tablespoons of BBQ sauce and it was definitely enough.
This was good, but it wouldn't be something I would crave or request. It's a new twist on tuna, and I was able to use what I had on hand.
I didn’t make any substitutions. I thought they were ok and my boyfriend really liked them. Definitely a good recipe for using up that can of tuna in the back of your pantry. We made a mayo and hot sauce mixture to dip them in.
This was a delicious way to eat tuna burgers!!
This a great new way to use tuna. My whole family enjoyed this tasty dish. Although, my husband ate it with worchestershire sauce on the side, he went back for seconds. It was a hit!
Mine was a little different, but good consistency. Thank you!
My husband thought they were crab cakes. He really liked them. I added some chili powder to give a little more spice, and it tasted great!
This combination was awful, I had to force myself to eat the fritters. My kids didn't bother.
The hubby loved 'em!
I ave this recipe 4 stars. I liked it alot and added it to my dinner meal menu. I added a little bread crumbs to my mixture about a tablespoon or so and it stayed together very well for me. I served it with tropical coleslaw (a youtube recipe), and I also cut the centers of slices of bread with a biscuit cutter and toasted them lightly on top the stove. They made the meal more filling. My hubby and I really enjoyed it and the bbq sauce kind of made me forget I was eating tuna. So its on the menu a few more times. Thanks for sharing this