Asian Tuna Burgers USDA Recipe for Family Child Care

Age Group: Ages 3-5, Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 6
Our Asian Tuna Burger with fresh ginger, green onions, red bell pepper and canned tuna makes a healthy and tasty alternative for traditional burger lovers.
CACFP Home Childcare Crediting Information
One Asian Tuna Burger and bun provide ½ cup vegetable (⅛ cup additional vegetable, ⅛ cup dark green vegetable, ¼ cup red/orange vegetable), 2 oz equivalent meat, and 2 oz equivalent grains.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • Preheat oven:
    Conventional oven: 400 °F.
    Convection oven: 375 °F.
  • Drain and flake tuna.
  • In a large bowl, combine tuna, mayonnaise, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, green onions, red bell peppers, sesame oil, canola oil, and egg whites together.
  • Add breadcrumbs and stir well.
  • Use a No.12 scoop to portion 25 servings onto a full sheet pan lined with parchment paper that is lightly sprayed with pan release spray. Press tuna lightly to form into tuna burgers (3½ oz) patties.
    For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
    For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
  • Bake:
    Conventional: 400 °F -10 minutes.
    Convection: 375 °F - 8 minutes.
    Critical Control Point: Heat to 165 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  • Slice rolls open and place on plate.
    Place ½ oz of lettuce (3” x 3” pieces) on bottom half of each roll.
  • Place 1½ oz sliced (¼” slice) tomato on top of lettuce.
  • Place (3½ oz) cooked tuna burger on top of tomato. Cover with top of roll.
    Critical Control Point: Hold for hot service at 140 °F or higher.
  • Serve 1 burger.


Nutrition Facts
Asian Tuna Burgers USDA Recipe for Family Child Care
Amount Per Serving 1 tuna burger
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 445mg19%
Potassium 457mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 39g13%
Dietary Fiber 5g21%
Total Sugars 7g8%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Vitamin D 0IU0%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
Vitamin A 97mcg
*Marketing Guide
25 Servings:
Fresh tomatoes: 2 lb 11 oz
Fresh romaine lettuce: 1 lb 4 oz
Fresh green onions: 5 oz
Fresh red bell peppers: 11 oz
50 Servings:
Fresh tomatoes: 5 lb 6 oz
Fresh romaine lettuce: 2 lb 8 oz
Fresh green onions: 10 oz
Fresh red bell peppers: 1 lb 6 oz


*See Marketing Guide for purchasing information on foods that will change during preparation or when a variation of the ingredients is available.
Cooking Process #2: Same Day Service.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
About 25 Sandwiches
Tuna filling about - 5 lb 3 oz
50 Servings:
About 50 Sandwiches
Tuna filling about - 10 lb 6 oz