Red Gold Summer Grilling: Grilled Tuna Burgers #Recipe


I love tomatoes, and put them in or on many of the things I cook – burgers, eggs, pizza, chili, spaghetti, etc. BUT I’m also a busy work-at-home mom of four summer-vacationing boys. Dinnertime can be hectic, so I look for ways to save time when cooking.

RedGold-2I was already very familiar with Red Gold Tomatoes long before this post (and before I started blogging, for that matter). They’re my go-to for chili in particular– the diced tomatoes with green chilies are perfect for a spicy homestyle chili.

As part of Red Gold’s Summer Grilling Party II, they’ve been offering up a selection of simple and delicious Summer Grilling Burger Recipes. I’ve been looking for new ways to prepare tuna for my red-meat loving family, so I decided to try out the Grilled Tuna Burger recipe.

Grilled Tuna Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 Tuna Burgers

Serving Size: 1 Tuna Burger

Calories per serving: 270

Fat per serving: 5g

Grilled Tuna Burgers


  • 2 (7 oz.) pouches of albacore tuna in water or 2 (6 ounce) cans albacore tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Red Gold® Petite Diced Tomatoes with Lime Juice & Cilantro, drained very well
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 toasted whole grain buns
  • 4 tablespoons dill dip, southwest ranch dip, or cucumber yogurt dip


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. In a large bowl combine tuna, bread crumbs, onion, celery, salt, black pepper, Old Bay seasoning, Red Gold® Petite Diced with Lime Juice & Cilantro and eggs; mix well. Shape into 4 patties, ¾ inch thick. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before grilling.
  2. Spray grates with cooking spray. Place patties on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from the coals. Cook 8 to 10 minutes until deep golden brown, turning once.
  3. Place a tablespoon of dip on the bottom of the bun. Top with tuna patty and top half of bun. Option: add a leaf of lettuce and a slice of red onion.
  4. Option: The tuna burgers can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator overnight.


Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 90mg, Sodium: 880mg, Carbohydrate: 32g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 23g, Vitamin A: 10%, Vitamin C: 6%, Calcium: 10%, Iron: 8%


Let me first mention that despite the fact that the calendar says July, it is downright chilly here in northern Michigan. It was 58 degrees today, July 23rd. Ridiculous!


Grilling in July in northern Michigan. The winter gear is only a slight exaggeration.

This recipe was very easy to make, and turned out wonderfully. My 18-year-old inhaled two of the four burgers before I even got them back inside the house (it was just too chilly to eat outside). And even my extra-picky 13-year-old approved of the results (and he normally won’t eat tuna at all, so I was excited to find a recipe he liked).

You can check out Red Gold’s other mouth-watering burger recipes here. In addition to the Tuna Burger recipe I made, they have recipes for a Spicy Tomato Burger, a Caribbean Chicken Burger, a Stuffed Veggie Portobello Burger, a Goat Cheese Portobello Burger, and an Italian Turkey Burger (which is the next recipe I intend to try out).

You can find Red Gold on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

Check out the other blogs who participated in this event and find some great new recipes!



44 thoughts on “Red Gold Summer Grilling: Grilled Tuna Burgers #Recipe

  1. This sounds pretty interesting, I don’t think I have ever tasted a grilled tuna sandwich, Will have to try this.

  2. Looks amazing.. I never thought you could do this with tuna. Thanks for the tips.

  3. We are always looking for different ways to prepare tuna!

  4. I would love to try these.I have to admit that even at my great age I have never tried tuna 🙂

  5. My boyfriend would love these! He is obsessed with tuna. I love the idea and it looks very easy to make(:

  6. This looks so easy and delicious. My kids are going to love this one!

  7. I’ve never had this before but it looks good.I definitely have to try it

  8. These look very good and healthy for you.

  9. I haven’t had these in a while. I like to mix salmon and tuna together and make them.

  10. Your tuna burgers look pretty darn good. I will definitely try this recipe in the near future. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I love tuna. Never considered making a burger out of it though. Thanks for the recipe.

  12. I ended up making these for my tuna loving hubby and he enjoyed them. I can’t say that I did. I’m so not a tuna fan. It was all done out of love.

  13. These look absolutely delicious! I am a huge tuna fan and can’t wait to try this recipe! Hope I won’t have to do it in a parka, though.

  14. Wow those are some hefty tuna burgers. They look good though. I make them with a mix of tuna and salmon.

  15. Awesome recipe! We are big tuna eaters but the same old meals can become boring, as well as beef burgers too. Thank you so much for a full review with pictures and recipe.

  16. This grilled tuna burgers look delicious. I know what i am cooking tonight.

  17. What a great recipe, I love when I find a recipe that uses fish or poultry in place of beef or pork. I cannot wait to give this a try, thank you for sharing this recipe.

  18. these look tasty as hell drooling here

  19. These look WONDERFUL!! Thank you for sharing!!

  20. Interesting recipe! I’ll have to try it out. Sounds delicious!

  21. These look delicious!!!!

  22. Now this is something I have definitely never had! Tuna burgers, how interesting. I know very few recipes for tuna…ok..i know only one (mixing it with mayo and making a sandwich, lol). Got to try these!

  23. oh yummy!!

    this sounds very tasty and I love that the recipe is easy and quick :

  24. These sound like something my husband would really enjoy. Thank you for sharing.

  25. I need to get a grill so I can have grilled tuna burgers! Yummy looking.

  26. My husband would love these!

  27. Wow — these tuna burgers look and sound great!

  28. It’s surprisingly un-fishy tasting. I’m actually not a big tuna fan either (or fish in general), but I liked these. There are so many other flavors that it makes the tuna flavor very mild.

  29. Yummy! I’ll try this recipe sometime, the kids will love it!

  30. This looks so tasty!

  31. Holy moly! Thanks for this recipe! I’m always looking for new burger recipes and I love tuna!

  32. Yum! I’ve never had tuna burgers but I LOVE tuna. Those buns looks delicious too. This recipe looks too good not to try, I’ll be trying this soon! Thanks for sharing!

  33. Grilled tuna sounds so good and a first for me. I never would have considered it. Yum though.

  34. I have definitely never made a tuna burger before, nor did I know that you could! These actually do look pretty good though, I bet my husband and kids would like them too! I will have to give them a try.

  35. I’m so not a tuna fan but my husband is the opposite. Some night when I’m not home he can make these. I hate the smell too but the cat seems to love it. I’ll pass this along to him.

  36. Thank you so much for the idea! I have never made a tuna burger before, but they really look good!

  37. That looks good! I bet this would work with salmon too!

  38. Sweet recipe ! Thanks for sharing! Red Gold is a staple in my kitchen for sure.

  39. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

  40. This is a very helpful recipe for me since my Son has Crohn’s disease and cannot eat ground beef but can eat tuna. Thank you kindly!

  41. The tuna burgers look like they would be really good. We love tuna and other fish and we have never turned any of it into a burger before. Thanks for the recipe, we will have to give it a try.

  42. Wow, I never would have thought to make tuna burgers. These look and sound so delicious. I have pinned the recipe and will test out on my family. Thanks for sharing. BTW, we get that cold weather here in MT in the summer as well.

  43. What a great recipe idea! This would be a way to have a healthy, filling meal! Thanks for sharing, I’m pinning this!

  44. I never would have thought of making tuna burgers, even though we do buy the salmon burgers at WF sometimes. This is a cool new way to serve tuna, which my 4 year old doesn’t usually eat. I think I will have to try this.

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