Taco Tuna Burgers

6 Burgers205 cals

Traditional taco Tuesday have you bored? Try some Taco Tuna Burgers! This high protein burger recipe is packed with all the right flavors, is great for meal prep, and diet friendly!

Start this recipe by draining 4 5 ounce cans of tuna and adding them into a large mixing bowl. The type of tuna you want to use is completely up to you!

Continue with 2 extra large whole eggs, 1 can of 98% fat free cream of mushroom, 1 packet of lower sodium taco seasoning mix, 8 tablespoons of wheat germ, 1 cup of chopped up celery, 1 cup of chopped up yellow onion, and 1/2 cup of rolled oats turned into oat flour.

Did you know that wheat germ is a great healthy substitute for bread crumbs in most recipes?

Turn your rolled oats into oat flour by simple processing or blending them until they look like flour.

Mix all of the ingredients for your tuna taco burgers together until everything is incorporated.

Take out a baking pan, optionally line it for easy clean up (aluminum foil or parchment paper), and coat it with some non-stick cooking spray.

Shape your burgers however big you want them, I made 6 tuna taco burgers today.

Tuna Taco Cheeseburgers

Top your burgers with some cheese (I used American singles) and put them into the oven on 400F/204C for 10-12 minutes. Keep in mind that the size of your burgers can change your cooking time.

Pro tip? You can easily switch this recipe up by using other chopped vegetables, spices, cheeses, and so on.

Add your burgers into some low carb thins, in a wrap, on some rice cakes, etc. Let us know what macro friendly ways you eat your taco tuna burgers in the comments below.

Ready for dessert? Try some Baked Apple Protein Oatmeal!

Taco Tuna Burgers Recipe

Taco Tuna Burgers

Taco Tuesday just got upgraded with some Taco Tuna Burgers! This healthy meal prep recipe is packed with protein and all the right flavors.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: taco burgers, tuna burgers, tuna cakes
Servings: 6 Burgers
Calories: 205kcal
Cost: $2.75

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  • 4 Cans Tuna
  • 1 Cup Celery
  • 1 Cup Yellow Onion
  • 2 Extra Large Whole Eggs
  • 10 ⅓ Ounces Cream of Mushroom - 98% Fat Free
  • 1 Packet Taco Seasoning Mix - Lower Sodium
  • 8 Tablespoons Wheat Germ
  • ½ Cup Rolled Oats


  • Drain your Tuna
  • Take out a large bowl and add your drained Tuna into it
  • Turn your Rolled Oats into Oat Flour by blending or processing them until they look like flour
  • Chop up your Celery and Yellow Onion
  • Add in your chopped Celery, Yellow Onion, Oat Flour, and the rest of your ingredients into the large bowl
  • Mix everything together
  • Take out a baking sheet, coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and shape your mix into burgers
  • Cook on 400F/204C for 10-12 minutes



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 1230
  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 2321mg
  • Carbs: 119g
  • Fiber: 29g
  • Sugar: 27g
  • Protein: 121g
Calories in each Burger (if you make 6):
  • Calories: 205
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: .6g
  • Sodium: 386.8mg
  • Carbs: 19.8g
  • Fiber: 4.8g
  • Sugar: 4.5g
  • Protein: 20.1g


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.8g | Protein: 20.1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Sodium: 386.8mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 4.5g


  1. Brad Lockwood on January 21, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Do these freezes well? I have mead a few of your other slow cooker ones and they were amazing!

  2. Christa Leuning on September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Made these and they are amazing. I love watching your videos

    • Derek Howes on September 5, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Thanks for the support Christa! 🙂

  3. Mike T. on April 9, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I finally got around to making these for lunch today. They were fantastic! They are a great alternative way to eating tuna.

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