4 Cheap Canned Tuna Recipes That Make Mouth-Watering Meals

by Simplify

Love a good meal but tight on money? Kevin, from KWOOWK, knows how to turn any simple food item into a mouth-watering meal for next to nothing. And today, he’s set his sights on jazzing up seafood—sharing his favorite canned tuna recipes online.

With 400 grams of protein and only 220 calories, canned tuna is one of those pantry staples that can give you a lot of bang for your buck. And wanting to elevate this great source of protein higher than you’d think ever possible, Kevin has four tuna recipes that truly taste like they’re chef-created.

Ready to think outside the typical tuna melt recipe or your grandma’s tuna salad recipe? Kevin has you covered.

First up, he shares his famous tuna burger recipe. With ingredients like canned tuna, kidney beans, an egg, bread crumbs or oats, and salt and pepper, Kevin shows you how to mash everything up, patty it, and pan-fry it to perfection. Placed on a bun, drizzled with homemade sauce, and topped with greens, this tuna burger recipe is incredible.

Sick of searching for another standard recipe for tuna bites? Move on over to Kevin’s next creation: spicy tuna fried rice.

With a few simple ingredients, like scallions, hot peppers, garlic, eggs, canned tuna in olive oil, rice, and a sauce he made from scratch, Kevin makes canned meat taste like you caught it fresh that day. And he isn’t done yet.

Canned tuna

The next of the canned tuna recipes Kevin swears by is tuna pasta. This recipe includes hot peppers, garlic, lemon zest, farfalle, olive oil, capers, and rocket salad.

Lastly, tuna mayo onigiri is one of the more impressive canned tuna recipes Kevin has developed. And you can recreate this recipe at home with sushi rice, canned tuna, kewpie mayo, soy sauce, sugar, and nori.

Canned tuna recipes

For more budget food ideas, discover these ways to beat food shortages in 2023 or these 10 foods that you should never stockpile.

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