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Taro, White bean and Tuna Burgers

Taro, white bean and tuna burgers  Makes 10 large


1 medium sized taro

2 x 400g cans butter, haricot or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

425g can tuna in spring water, drained

2 spring onions, chopped

2 Tbsp lemon juice

1/3 cup fresh coriander, chopped


  1. Peel and dice the taro (don’t wash prior to peeling or wear rubber gloves to avoid itching). Place in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer until softened
  2. Drain and mash the taro, and mix with all other ingredients. Form burger patties from this mix
  3. Heat a frying pan and add a little oil. Cook the burgers on each side until golden brown
  4. If you are making lots of burgers you can cook them on each side in the frying pan then finish cooking in the oven
  5. Serve with a salad

This meal can be found in the Full o’ Beans cook book put out by The Heart Foundation in conjunction with the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. You can download a copy here: