I have a little confession. I LOVE tuna patties. Love them. I know. It’s weird, but I can’t help it.
I also love cole slaw and I have been a bit of a cole slaw kick lately. So it seemed natural to me to put those two things together on a bun.
Oh dear, it was such a good idea.
I’m probably going to do it again soon.
The best part about this meal is that it is quick and doesn’t require anything to be defrosted. Canned tuna is always at the ready. It’s super cheap too! Everything you see here for a family of 4 comes out under $5 for the whole meal! Tasty and cheap. It’s hard to beat.
Tasty Tuna Patties
3 cans of tuna in water, drained
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup diced celery
1 minced garlic clove
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
salt and pepper
3-4 T of oil for frying
4 Hamburger buns
Mustardy Cole Slaw
1/2 a bag of cole slaw
1/3 cup lite mayo
2 T. mustard
2 t lemon juice
salt & Pepper
In a bowl mix together all ingredients except breadcrumbs. Add in enough breadcrumbs so that the mixture holds together but isn’t too wet.
Lay out some breadcrumbs on a plate and season with salt and pepper.
Divide mixture into 4 parts and shape each part into a patty. Then gently dredge the patty in the breadcrumbs.
Heat a few tablespoons of oil over medium high heat. Gently place the patties in oil and fry for 3-4 minutes.
Using a spatula and a fork, gently flip the patties over and fry for another couple of minutes. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
For the slaw:
Mix together all ingredients and then toss with bagged slaw mix.
Place tuna patty on burger bun and top with cole slaw and ENJOY!
Lindsey Frances says
I never thought of tuna burgers for some odd reason, even though I am a tuna fiend. But now that you have opened my mind I think this may become a new cheap meal in my kitchen. I wonder if I could use canned salmon in the same fashion?