Seared Ahi Tuna Burger

This Seared Ahi Tuna Burger Recipe is made with fresh tuna caught off the coast of San Diego.

Today we’re making a Seared Ahi Tuna Burger Recipe with some fresh-caught ahi yellowfin tuna that my dad caught off the coast of Mexico.

We’re going to serve this with a toasted brioche roll with plenty of spicy Sriracha mayo, butter lettuce and fresh sliced tomatoes. My daughter said it tasted like a poke burger, and it was a great hit with our family.

Seared Ahi Tuna Burgers

Recipe by Jason Hill –
Today we're making a Seared Ahi Tuna Burger Recipe with some fresh-caught ahi yellowfin tuna that my dad caught off the coast of Mexico. 
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 pound finely diced ahi tuna
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup minced chives
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 2 tablespoons shoyu or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes to your taste
  • 4 Brioche rolls
  • 4 pieces Butter lettuce
  • 4 slices Fresh sliced tomato

Sriracha Mayo

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic-shallot puree or 1 clove minced garlic
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1-2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon Sriracha hot sauce
  • Fresh cracked pepper


  • Make the Sriracha Mayo by mixing everything together and then chilling in the refrigerator.
  • Mix all of the ahi burger ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Form into patties and chill for 15-25 minutes.
  • Grill or pan fry until done.
  • Serve the tuna burgers on toasted brioche rolls slathered with plenty of Sriracha Mayo and topped with butter lettuce and sliced tomato. Enjoy!
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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