BBQ 'Pulled' Tuna Sandwich Recipe -
BBQ 'Pulled' Tuna Sandwich Recipe
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BBQ 'Pulled' Tuna Sandwich

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"Pulled pork sandwiches are one of my favorite things in the world and I made this recipe to sort of capture the taste with less time and work! Goes excellent with a nice crisp coleslaw!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Cook and stir onion, garlic, and water in a skillet over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add tuna, Worcestershire sauce, and steak seasoning; mix briefly to combine. Add the barbeque sauce. Simmer on low heat to allow the flavors to combine, about 5 minutes.
  2. Spread butter on soft rolls. Heap tuna mixture onto the rolls and serve.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can alter the amount of onions and garlic to suit your taste. I usually put more than I have written because I love them both! Also you can add sliced bell peppers to the mix. The buns can be simply warm and buttered or, you can grill them and add cheese, basically assemble the sandwich the way you enjoy pulled pork sandwiches. mix. The buns can be simply warm and buttered or, you can grill them and add cheese, basically assemble the sandwich the way you enjoy pulled pork sandwiches.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 24, 2012

Instead of sauteing the onion and garlic in water, I sauteed it in butter. I used Baby Ray's barbeque sauce in this recipe. I topped each helping of barbeque tuna with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese. I was seriously taking a big chance on this recipe because I wasn't sure that my family would like this......but they did. They ate every bit of it. Great quick lunch.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 20, 2015

I have made this recipe twice, once following the recipe exactly, then next made with some variations. I'm sorry to say but it still tastes fishy. it wasnt bad but I can't say ill be making this again. Sorry:(

Jul 02, 2012

I was so worried that the BBQ would taste fishy and no one would like it but the fam didn't even notice it was tuna. Taste and texture were awesome and took so little time to make... I've got a new favorite tuna recipe!!!

Jun 21, 2012

I made this recipe it was delicious. I added cheese and put it in the broiler for about a minute and a half. All of the flavors combined was orgasmic. We will make this again at my home.

Jul 07, 2014

This was perfect! I've been pescatarian (only eat fish) for quite some time now and I certainly missed barbecue pork! Now, not only is this recipe simple and good for those on a budget, but it tastes wonderful. However, I used minced garlic from a jar and onion powder. I also added some mustard powder and chili powder for more kick. Baby Ray's sauce works best since is had sweetness to it. There was no fish taste at all either! Phenomenal recipe - Thank you!

Feb 22, 2013

This was absolutely amazing! I'm not going to lie, the thought of putting BBQ on tuna sounded a little funny, but WOW! It honestly amazed me! It is a great addition to my Lentin season!!!

May 20, 2013

Delish! Added lots of garlic!

Mar 08, 2013

definitely a lot better then it sounds at first. like some of the other reviews I used a little bit of butter and added some oil so the onions would just saute and not brown. definitely will try this again.


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  • Calories
  • 520 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 68.1 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 39.7 g
  • 79%
  • Sodium
  • 1956 mg
  • 78%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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