Spicy Tuna Sliders

  • Cook Time:

  • Recipe Yield: 100

50 minutes


  • 4 (43 oz.) Pouches - StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna in Water, Reduced Sodium
  • 1 gallon bread crumbs, divided
  • 4 lb. shredded cheddar cheese, reduced fat
  • 3 qt. light mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
  • 3 cups chopped scallions
  • 4, 7 oz. cans chipotle peppers packed in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 200 Mini hamburger buns, whole grain-rich,1 ounce each, sliced
  • Lettuce and tomato for garnish (optional)
  • Guacamole and cilantro (optional)


  • 1. Preheat convection oven to 400ºF (conventional oven to 425ºF).
  • 2. Combine tuna, ½ bread crumbs, cheese and scallions in a large bowl. Reserve remaining ½ of bread crumbs.
  • 3. Mix mayonnaise and peppers in a mid-size bowl; Add mayonnaise mixture to tuna mixture.
  • 4. Form into patties – portion using a No. 16 scoop; Coat each side of patties with reserved bread crumbs.
  • 5. Spray baking sheets with cooking spray; place patties on baking sheets.
  • 6. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes; turn patties over and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until patties reach an internal temperature of 165ºF for 15 seconds.
  • 7. If prepared for immediate service, warm hamburger buns.
  • 8. Place one tuna patty between each bun; Place sliders in 12” x 20” x 2/1/2 baking or steam table pans. If sliders are to be held in warming unit, cover pans with foil. CCP: Hold above 135ºF
  • Top with a slice of avocado and a little chopped cilantro if desired.
  • 9. Offer optional accompaniments and garnishes as desired.
Servings Per Container: 100
When using StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna in Water, Reduced SodiumServings Size: 2 sliders
Amount Per ServingDV%*
Total Fat15.5g24%15.5g
Saturated Fat4.3g22%4.3g
Trans Fat0g0g
Sodium988mg 41%988mg
Total Carbohydrate48g 16%48g
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Total Sugars3g3g
Vitamin A25%
Vitamin C15%
Iron 17%

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.