Chipotle Tuna Patty

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My husband loves to experiment in the kitchen with some of the staples that we keep on hand. This Chipotle Tuna Patty recipe is a great meal to spice up your routine and add delicious albacore tuna to the mix. The crispy on the outside and bursting with flavor on the inside, this chipotle tuna burger can be made as a single meal or doubled to make more. 

Canned tuna recipes can be a versatile option for mealtime. We keep a few cans of Wild Selections in the pantry for great recipe ideas. 

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This recipe creates one thick burger or two smaller patties. It all depends on who you’re feeding. Because my husband created this meal, it was all about the one giant patty. You can double the recipe if you’re looking to feed the family though. I started with Wild Selections Solid White Albacore Tuna in water and drained out all of the water. 

I then added the egg, crushed saltines, and chipotle seasoning and mixed until it was well combined. For this recipe, I make the tuna patties with crackers because of the salted tops. They also soak up the remaining water much better than breadcrumbs. I then shaped the mix into a tuna burger shape. 

On a small plate, I sprinkled a generous amount of cornmeal to cover the plate. I then coated the outside of the chipotle tuna burger making sure also to get the sides. Fry the tuna burger in oil for about 2-3 minutes on both sides. I also gently flipped the patty onto its side to make sure I got the thick sides as well. This will ensure that you have that crispy crunch on all sides. 

Don’t forget the tuna burger toppings! I also made my own chipotle aioli to put on the chipotle tuna burger. I just mixed chipotle seasoning and a dash of sriracha into some mayonnaise and let it sit for a few hours to make sure the flavors all blended nicely. You could also make a delicious chipotle slaw to top this tuna burger. I’m a sucker for slaw on burgers! Chipotle Tuna Burger

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Chipotle Tuna Patties

Servings: 1



  • Drain water from tuna and place in a bowl. Using a fork, mash the tuna and well separated.
  • Add egg and mix until fully incorporated with tuna.
  • Crush about 8 saltines into crumbs and mix. If the mix is too runny, add in additional saltines until you can form it into a patty and it sticks together.
  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a pan.
  • Place cornmeal onto a small plate. Place patty into cornmeal to cover all sides of the tuna patty.
  • Fry tuna burger for 2-3 minutes per side making sure to get the sides of the patty as well. Place on paper towel lined plate when finished.


You can make one large patty or two small patties with this recipe.

Chipotle Tuna Patty Recipe


I love to dress it up in fun ways like a Spicy Sushi Stack or this Chipotle Tuna Patty. 

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Meghan Cooper
Meghan Cooper
Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.


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  1. It looks delicious already. You’re making me salivate, for real. My recipe is quite, just a little difference from yours, would try yours soon and share my experience with you


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