If you have a tiny human, like I do, quick-and-easy, healthy meals can be a true godsend! After a full day of chasing them around, removing them from stovetops, bathroom sinks, window sills, and whatever other high, dangerous places they are able to scramble up to, it’s nice to be cut a little slack come dinnertime. Enter: Sweet Potato Tuna Burgers.
This recipe was kind of discovered by accident. Our fridge and freezer were running low on options, so I was scrounging around, hoping to be inspired by the random inventory I had on hand. I spotted cans of tuna and initially thought I’d make a casserole. But after adding up the time needed to cook the rice, plus the baking time in the oven, I nixed that idea. Then, I saw the pre-baked sweet potatoes I had in the fridge and wondered: “What can I make with tuna and sweet potato?” My eyes spotted some english muffins in the pantry and it hit me, “Oooooo, tuna burgers?” I was game to give it a shot.
These only took 10 minutes to throw together and 30 minutes to bake. To speed things up even more, they can also be pan fried. I used this method for the leftover patties, and it added a bit more crisp to the outside that was outstanding. I wouldn’t recommend using a grill for these though as they’re a little too soft.
We added a slice of mozzarella cheese to ours and loved it! I used english muffins for a bun, but your favorite hamburger bun would work as well. Or, a toasted slices of my Heavenly Whole-Wheat Bread or Whole-Wheat Bagels would be lovely as well. If you’re looking to go “bunless,” they would make a delicious protein option in a salad!
Have a great weekend, guys! I highly recommend fitting these into your weekly meal plans next week. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!
Sweet Potato Tuna Burgers
A quick-and-easy, nutritious recipe packed with flavor!
- 10 oz sweet potato, baked
- 10 oz canned tuna
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup peas, frozen
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- sea salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 375F.
In a bowl, mix all ingredients until well combined. Mixture will be wet.
Scoop mixture onto a baking sheet, forming six patties.
Bake for 15 minutes. Then, flip patties, and bake for another 15 minutes.
Serve warm on your bread/bun of choice with your favorite fixings!
I have sweet potatoes pre-baked and ready to go in my fridge. The prep time in this recipe accounts for that.