Jalapeño Tuna Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Lemon Mayo -- Canned tuna doesn't have to mean boring old tuna sandwiches. This recipe for tropical-style Jalapeño Tuna Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Lemon Mayo is likely to become a summertime staple | wearenotmartha.com
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Tuna Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Lemon Mayo

Canned tuna doesn't have to mean boring old tuna sandwiches. This recipe for tropical-style Jalapeño Tuna Burgers is likely to become a summertime (and all-season!) staple.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Alternative Burger Recipes, Canned Tuna Recipes, Jalapeño Tuna
Servings: 4 tuna burgers
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 2-5 oz. cans jalapeno tuna
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • Lemon mayo (see recipe below)
  • Boston/bibb lettuce

Lemon Mayo

  • 1/2 cup light mayo
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Drain tuna, reserving 1 tsp oil, and place in medium-sized bowl.
  • Add oil from tuna, lemon juice, parsley, egg, panko, and black pepper to bowl. Mix well.
  • Form 4 burger-sized patties with tuna mixture.
  • Place in refrigerator for about an hour.
  • Heat large skillet with 2 T olive oil over medium heat.
  • When skillet is hot, add tuna patties and cook for about 4 minutes on each side, until browned.
  • While tuna burgers are cooking, heat a second skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Add pineapple to pan and cook for about 8 minutes, stirring often, until pineapple begins to brown.
  • Top tuna burgers with lemon mayo and grilled pineapple and serve on toasted whole wheat buns with lettuce.

Lemon Mayo

  • In a small bowl, mix together light mayo, lemon zest, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and black pepper.
  • Chill until serving.