Tuna Burger with Old Bay Aioli. Quick, easy, and perfect for a weeknight dinner. A great alternative to a regular burger. You can make it with ahi tuna too!
Ready to spice up burger night? This Tuna Burger with Old Bay Aioli is your answer to a quick, easy, and healthy weeknight dinner! Using tuna cuts down on the fishy flavor and the Old Bay Aioli gives this burger a punch.
I've seen a ton of recipes for salmon burgers, which made me think... why not a tuna burger? Let me tell you, tuna is the way to go. The burgers are not fishy tasting at all, and the Old Bay Aioli gives it a nice kick. I thawed out frozen tuna and cut it into little chunks. Then added panko, spices, mayo, and green onions. It came together super quick and cooked even quicker!
I tried to substitute canned tuna for the fresh tuna in this recipe. The burgers using canned tuna came out very mushy. The flavor was still there, however. I wouldn't recommend using canned tuna.
This Old Bay Aioli recipe is inspired by Cookie and Kate Fake Aioli. I love the Old Bay Aioli sauce in this recipe. It's way easier than making an authentic aioli and you don't have to worry about using raw eggs.
I hope you love this Tuna Burger recipe! If you make it leave a comment! You can also share a photo on Instagram and tag #meganvskitchen. Have fun!Print
Old Bay Aioli
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ - 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup good quality mayonnaise
- 1-2 teaspoon old bay seasoning
- 12 oz of fresh tuna cut into ¼" pieces
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon old bay seasoning
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 green onion, thinly sliced
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 4 burger buns
- lettuce, shredded
- tomato, sliced
- red onion, sliced
Old Bay Aoili
- Mix garlic, mayo, and lemon juice together. Add Old Bay Seasoning to taste, and more lemon juice till you get your desired flavor.
- In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients from tuna to egg together. Let sit for 2 minutes. Form into 4 patties.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, add oil. Once the oil starts to shimmers, add tuna patties to the skillet. Cook 3-4 min each side or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.
- Transfer patties to a bun, top with Old Bay aioli, lettuce, tomato, and red onion.
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Cook Time: 15 Minutes