Crispy keto tuna burgers


Crispy keto tuna burgers

Crispy keto tuna burgers

Crispy and flavorful tuna burger patties paired with crunchy lettuce and juicy tomatoes, team up to give you a light yet satisfying meal. These burgers are mouth-wateringly tasty! So simple to make and a great alternative to a traditional beef burger. Editor's note: In 2020, this recipe was one of the top 10 most popular Diet Doctor recipes. We hope you love it as well!
Course Lunch, Supper
Keyword Keto


Crispy tuna burgers

  • lbs canned tuna in water drained
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided, for frying


  • 2 8 oz. tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3 oz. 1½ cups leafy greens or lettuce
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise


  • Mix the ingredients together (minus the oil) in a medium-sized bowl. Shape the mixture into small burgers, about 2 inches (5 cm) wide and 0.4 inch (1 cm) thick.
  • Pan-fry the burgers in batches. Add enough oil to coat the base of a large frying pan. Once the oil becomes hot over medium heat, place the tuna patties in the pan, lightly pressing the surfaces with a spatula. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown and crispy.
  • To serve, add a few lettuce leaves to each plate, and top each leaf with a tuna burger, tomato slice, and a dollop of mayonnaise (3 burgers, per portion). Salt and pepper to taste.


To make the burgers extra crispy, add 1.5 cup (170 g) of shredded cheese to the tuna burger mix, and reduce the mayonnaise to 5 tbsp for 4 servings.

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