Potato Burger

Ever heard of causa rellena? If you haven’t than you are in for a treat! I developed a simpler and larger version for myself. Usually the mashed potato is seasoned with Ají amarillo chili paste, but I can’t seem to find any near where I live so I just substituted with some chili powder. And they are usually put together in a food ring and served in small portions but I need the energy and the carbs to get through the day so I just usually fill up a whole bento box of mine.

Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients for 2 portions:

  • 500 gr potatoes
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 100 gr corn
  • 100 gr peas
  • 140 gr canned tuna (if you are vegan, substitute with tofu or just leave this ingredient out)
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise (if you are vegan, substitute with vegan mayonnaise)
  • 1/2 lime
  • A dash of chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 2 cooking pots
  • Peeler
  • Chopping board
  • Kitchen knife
  • Large bowl
  • Potato masher


Start with peeling the potatoes and cutting them into 1 cm thick slices. Then boil them in a cooking pot with 1 tsp of salt for about 15 minutes. At the same time cook the peas for 2 minutes. While the potatoes and peas are being cooked prepare the filling. Cut up the bell pepper into small cubes and add them to a bowl. Then add the drained tuna, corn, cooked peas and mayonnaise. Mix the ingredients together and add salt and pepper to taste. Once the potatoes are cooked drain them and start mashing them up. While mashing the potatoes squeeze the lime juice over the potatoes and add a dash of chili powder. Be careful with that chili powder or you’ll burn your tummy up and that is no fun at all! Now grab your bento box and start layering. First add a quarter of the mashed potatoes and spread it all out evenly. Then add half of your filling on top as a next layer and spread it out evenly as well. Now the last layer is a quarter of your mashed potatoes and your done! Lecker smacker!


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