Low fat, no-beef burgers that taste almost exactly like all-beef burgers. Great for the guy trying to lower his cholesterol!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
4 mins
total:
14 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the tuna, teriyaki sauce, bread crumbs, and egg whites in a bowl until well combined, and no large pieces of tuna remain. Season with black pepper, garlic, and hot sauce. Mix well, then form into two patties.

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties until brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

241 calories; protein 23.7g; carbohydrates 25.5g; fat 4.2g; cholesterol 18.9mg; sodium 1652.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2008
Yum Oh! A great alternative to a tuna sandwich. I did change it a bit. I used Veri Veri Teriyaki which is thick with a great flavor not too strong. I also added about 2T of Wasabi paste. I thought this went better with tuna than Tabasco or Mexican hot sauce. The bread crumbs I used were Italian. VERY GOOD- WILL MAKE AGAIN! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2008
This was pretty good. I was looking for something more interesting to do with some tuna I had gotten on sale and saw this recipe. I didn't have any teriyaki sauce so I substituted equal parts of barbecue sauce soy sauce and worcestershire sauce to equal 1/4 of a cup. I also accidentally added the yolk of the egg but I'm not worried about cholesterol or calories so I figured it couldn't hurt. It turned out pretty well although I had trouble keeping it all in one piece in the pan and had to keep squishing it back together. It was soft and moist not dry but had a similar texture to my mom's salmon patties only better. It tasted nothing like beef but I don't mind at all. Read More
(6)
74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2008
Yum Oh! A great alternative to a tuna sandwich. I did change it a bit. I used Veri Veri Teriyaki which is thick with a great flavor not too strong. I also added about 2T of Wasabi paste. I thought this went better with tuna than Tabasco or Mexican hot sauce. The bread crumbs I used were Italian. VERY GOOD- WILL MAKE AGAIN! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2007
I tried these on the grill and they came out great! Plump and juicy with no fishy taste. I even topped them with cheese and they still tasted very much like regular burgers so they'd be perfect if you're trying to cut out red meat or lower cholesterol. I used the thick sweet teriyaki sauce instead of the watery "and marinade" type and I think that made all the difference as far as saltiness but it's still a good idea to start out with less and add more to taste. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2008
I wouldn't say this tastes anything like real beef but it did turn out really good. I did add the entire egg which held the patty together really well. I also didn't add teriyaki sauce at all, instead I added some sweet pickle relish, garlic powder, black pepper and lots of dill. Before I pan-fried them I coated them with bread crumbs so they were nice and crispy. I agree with another user that these would be great served on salad. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2007
This was pretty good. I love tuna and can eat it everyday so I like to find different ways to make it. I will make this again but I will cut back on the teriyaki sauce a little bit. Although I like teriyaki sauce I thought it was a little overpowering for my taste. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2008
After reading the reviews I chose to use a teriyaki sauce that was thicker and only used 1/4c of it with a doubled recipe. These make a great cheaper and tasty alternative to turkey burgers. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2008
This was pretty good. I was looking for something more interesting to do with some tuna I had gotten on sale and saw this recipe. I didn't have any teriyaki sauce so I substituted equal parts of barbecue sauce soy sauce and worcestershire sauce to equal 1/4 of a cup. I also accidentally added the yolk of the egg but I'm not worried about cholesterol or calories so I figured it couldn't hurt. It turned out pretty well although I had trouble keeping it all in one piece in the pan and had to keep squishing it back together. It was soft and moist not dry but had a similar texture to my mom's salmon patties only better. It tasted nothing like beef but I don't mind at all. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/24/2007
This was a waste of good tuna. I followed the recipe exactly and it was too dry too salty but otherwise tasted like cardboard. Sorry! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2008
My kids (ages 5 and 18 months) liked this and it's a cheap easy meal so I'm sure I'll make it again! I was so skeptical that I actually made backup mac & cheese which I didn't wind up needing. I think next time I'll try more tuna and less breadcrumbs. I used Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs because that's what I had but I think plain would have worked better with the teriyaki flavor. This is a also good recipe to sneak good-for-you stuff into like flaxseed & wheat germ. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2007
This is a wonderful way to eat canned tuna! I made it for dinner last night and my family enjoyed it very much! However I didn't add as much Teriyaki sauce as the recipe called for if I had im sure it would have been too much. Just use your better judement with the sauce. This recipe is definetly worth a try!:) Read More
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