Cajun Salmon Burgers with guac from above on a cutting board
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Cajun Salmon Burgers

Shelf-stable canned salmon plus a few more pantry staples make an incredibly easy and flavorful Cajun Salmon Burger perfect for weeknight dinners. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Refrigerate30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Total Cost: $7.19 recipe / $3.60 each
Servings: 2
Calories: 517.15kcal
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. Canned Salmon (boneless, skinless) $4.69
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs $0.06
  • 1 large egg $0.25
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise $0.10
  • 1/2 tsp coarse ground mustard $0.02
  • 1 green onion, sliced $0.05

Cajun Seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika $0.05
  • 1/4 tsp oregano $0.02
  • 1/4 tsp thyme $0.02
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder $0.02
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder $0.02
  • 1 pinch cayenne (or to taste) $0.01
  • 1 pinch freshly cracked pepper $0.01
  • 1/8 tsp salt $0.01

For Cooking:

  • 1/2 Tbsp cooking oil $0.02
  • 1/2 Tbsp butter $0.03

Optional for Serving:

  • 2 buns $0.83
  • 1/4 cup guacamole $0.66
  • 1 cup spring mix $0.32

Instructions

  • Drain the canned salmon and add it to a bowl with the breadcrumbs, egg, mayonnaise, mustard, green onion, and Cajun seasoning spices. Stir to combine the ingredients, then refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow time for the spices to blend and the breadcrumbs to absorb moisture.
  • After 30 minutes, shape the salmon mixture into two patties, about 3-4 inches in diameter each.
  • Heat the oil and butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Once the butter is melted and begins to foam, add the salmon burgers and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until the burgers are well browned.
  • To serve, place one burger on each bun, add 2 Tbsp guacamole to each, and top with a small handful of spring mix. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 517.15kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.15g | Protein: 29.15g | Fat: 25.9g | Sodium: 1152.45mg | Fiber: 4.7g