More Burgers! Simple meal prep!

Friday night I was exhausted, but I was really craving for something absolutely ridiculously delicious to eat, and not just… blah (like I normally cook blah? Sometimes I don’t get myself) anyways, really secretly inside I wanted poutine healthy food.

However, that would’ve costed money to go out and get it which we don’t have. It’s amazing how much money you can save when you’re on a tight budget! Anyways, it’s Fridays, we don’t eat meat on Fridays so I was thinking fish.. I had salmon defrosting in the fridge, and then I thought of Tuna and then I thought of Burgers = TUNA BURGERS! I used to make them again when I was in high school but had gotten out of the habit.

Here’s what I used!

  • 4 cans of chunk light or flake light tuna. (Chunk light holds less water which is better for burgers)
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped up fine.
  • 3/4 of an onion
  • 3 pieces of garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of gluten free all purpose flour or gluten free bread crumbs
  • 2 TBSP of olive oil
  • 2 tsp of Mrs. Dash
  • 1/4 tsp of Montreal Chicken spice
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp of allspice
  • Dash of cloves
  • Dash of nutmeg.

I know, I love my spices, maybe a bit much. 😡

Mix all ingredients together, mix, add, change whatever you like. I cooked them how I cooked my chicken spice burgers except they don’t have to be cooked as long, they are much thinner and are super quick and easy to make! Excellent go to recipe.

It makes around 12 medium size burgers.

I served it with steamed cabbage seasoned with olive oil and soy sauce. Great meal!

On another note, if you haven’t checked out my last post about indoor cycling check it out! It’s a great workout!



  1. #1 by Karen on August 8, 2011 - 09:49

    I never would have thought of tuna fish in a burger.

    • #2 by miriambulcher on August 8, 2011 - 09:59

      It’s ridiculously delicious! Try it out! 🙂

  2. #3 by Mom on August 8, 2011 - 12:22

    I many times made tuna cakes on Fridays for the family. My recipe is a little different but the kids really liked it. At least I never heard any negative comments. (Not that it would have made much difference.) 🙂

    2 slices bread ( I used whole wheat) torn into small pieces
    1 can tuna, drained
    1 egg
    1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    1/2 tsp dry mustard
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 Tbsp veg oil
    Dill sauce

    Mix bread, tuna, egg, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and salt. Shape mixture into 3 firm patties, each about 1/2 inch thick

    Fry patties in oil over medium heat until golden brown on both sides, 4 to 5 min. Top with Dill Sauce

    DILL SAUCE (Never used this)
    Mix 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing, 1 Tbsp chopped pimento-stuffed olives and 1/8 tsp dried dill weed.

  3. #4 by Stephanie Tucci on August 8, 2011 - 15:22

    I havent had a tuna burger in so long!!! I may have to make some this week. yummm great idea!

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