Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jalepeno Tuna Melts...


Sometimes you feel like having a simple, throw-together meal. That is exactly what these sandwiches are. They are great for lunch or dinner. I also happen to LOVE tuna... anything tuna.

Tuna Casserole...
Grilled Ahi Tuna...
Tuna Salads...

You get the point. But just in case you don't...

I also like to warm up tortillas and make tuna burritos, with shredded cheddar cheese.

Yeah, I'm pretty much a tuna conesour.

And by the way, sorry if I made you cringe with that information. I won't delve any deeper into my love for eating tuna.

So anyway, my mom starting adding diced jalapeños to her tuna sandwiches when I was in high school. Then she would heat them up on the stove. Thus began my love of mixing diced jalapeños into my tuna sandwiches and melts.

If your having a busy day and tired or you just don't feel like cooking a huge dinner for your family, try these. I think you will be delightedly surprised.

And who doesn't LOVE surprises? Nobody, that's who. Any you're a liar if you say otherwise.... just kidding.

But seriously, try making these...

Jalapeño Tuna Melts

  • 1 can (12 Oz. Can) White Albacore Tuna In Water
  • 1 whole Jalapeño, Diced
  • 3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoons Mustard
  • 8 slices Sandwich Bread
  • 8 slices Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 Tablespoons Butter
Drain your tuna and shred it in a small bowl. Add the jalapeño, mayonnaise, and mustard. Mix to combine.
Heat a medium-sized pan on medium/low heat. Take a slice of bread and place a slice of cheese on it. Spoon about 1/2 a cup of the tuna mixture on the cheese and spread evenly. Top with another slice of cheese and place a second slice of bread on top. Build the rest of your sandwiches as described above.
Place 1 tablespoon of butter into the pan to melt. Place a sandwich in the buttered pan to brown. Cook covered for about 2 1/2 minutes. Once browned on that side, lift it out with a spatula and place another tablespoon of butter to melt in the pan. Flip the sandwich and allow it to brown for 2 1/2 minutes on the other side, covered. Cook the rest of your sandwiches as described above. Makes 4 tuna melts.
Watch your sandwiches, so they don’t burn. Lower the heat if you find they are browning too quickly. Adjust cooking time accordingly.
You may choose to partially or wholly remove the jalapeño seeds when dicing.

Printable Recipe here on Tasty Kitchen
Lover of all foods with tuna...

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