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Simple Tuna Melts Recipe
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Simple Tuna Melts
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  • READY IN 15 mins

Simple Tuna Melts

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"This is a simple, less rich, but very tasty recipe for tuna melts. It's the only tuna melt I make and my husband is a convert from the traditional kind to mine!"

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, combine tuna, minced onion, and black pepper. Divide mixture onto 4 halves of English Muffins. Arrange 3 slices jalapenos on each muffin half. Top each with a slice of Cheddar cheese. Place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake in oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese begins to bubble.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 11, 2007

"Best tuna fish sandwich ever" was the review I got when I made these sandwiches! I messed up the recipe a little because I forgot to print it out, but it still turned out great! I accidentally used TWO cans of tuna, about 1/4 cup of minced onion and a whole (small) can of diced jalepenos. I added a squirt of whole grain mustard and a squirt of mayo (to keep it together better). I also used whole wheat bread instead of the English muffins. This is a keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 13, 2007

I am sorry but I just don't get all the enthusiasm about this recipe. I might as well have just eaten the tuna right out of the can. Needs celery, mayo, relish, garlic. Also, what is the deal with the picture that accompanies the recipe. Doesn't look like an English muffin to me.

Feb 23, 2007

The jalapenos and cheese taste sooo good with the tuna! I used whole wheat bread and left out the onion (first time I made it I left it in, and it was too strong, plus I'm just not an onion fan). I toasted 1 slice of bread first, then added the tuna, jalapenos, and cheese on top and put it in a toaster oven while the other slice of bread was toasting. (if you use a toaster oven and don't toast the bread first, the bottom slice will be a little soggy). Soooo damn good!

Feb 12, 2008

Helpful Tips: I prefer adding 1/4C of mayo, 1/3C of chopped celery, and maybe some finely chopped pecans or water chestnuts to make it crunchy. Fry on each side like a grilled cheese or wrap in a tortilla. This recipe has a good idea behind it, but I didn't care for it as written. Sorry!

Dec 11, 2006

Feeling lazy one Sunday afternoon, I baked these up for my husband and I and we LOVED them! I modified the recipe slightly by using only half an onion, and finely chopped one celery stalk, and added 1 1/2 TB mayo, salt and pepper. Otherwise, followed the rest! Magnifico!

Jun 12, 2006

Simply delicious. Instead of English muffin, I used the English muffin bread. Grilled to perfection, golden brown and crunchy on the outside and creamy and chessy on the inside. Also added fresh dill, some lemon zest and a teaspoon of lemon juice. A great accompaniment with soups.

Jun 29, 2006

This was good. I used whole grain white bread instead of the english muffin and sweet pickle relish instead of the peppers. (It was all I had on hand.) Turned out delish...and exactly what I wanted. Thanks for the post.

Apr 18, 2007

Really needs some mayonnaise or salad dressing to hold the tuna together. Otherwise it just falls off the muffin. The taste is good, if you enjoy the hot peppers, which we do. Quick to fix. Great on a chilly day served with soup or a salad.


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  • Calories
  • 236 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 20.1 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 449 mg
  • 18%

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

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