What’s for dinner with Audrey: Tasty tuna burgers redefine Southern comfort

Audrey Weiss

This past spring break, a few friends and I headed south to Destin, Fla. and New Orleans. A friend had family that was riveted at the idea of feeding a bunch of Coloradoans some good old classic southern food. While the crawfish boils were out of this world and the seafood overall was to die for, I came back with only one recipe. A recipe I coined myself. And it’s pretty darn good.

What’s for dinner this week? Tuna Burgers.



Hamburger buns

            $2.99 per bag

2 cans tuna

            $0.99 per can

1 cup flour

            $12.24 per 5 lb bag

2 tbsp old bay seasoning


1 egg


            $2.99 per dozen


Salt and Pepper

Total:  $22.54 (not including toppings)


First, heat your oven to 250 degrees. Butter your hamburger buns and set to the side.

Add tuna, flour, old bay, egg, salt, and pepper to a bowl and combine until your tuna is a smooth, a few chunks is fine, consistency.

Put your buns into the oven and bake until golden.

Heat a sauce pan with some oil. Take a ball of your tuna mix and press into a patty. Add to the pan and fry until both sides are golden and crispy. Place on a bun, add your toppings and enjoy!

Audrey Weiss can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com or on Twitter @Audkward.