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!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • Bake in oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese begins to bubble.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 17.5g 35% DV; carbohydrates 15.4g 5% DV; fat 10.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 39.2mg 13% DV; sodium 443.7mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2007
"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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/13/2007
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. Read More
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90 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 1 stars
04/13/2007
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. Read More
(308)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2007
"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! Read More
(94)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/12/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/18/2007
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. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2004
Wow this is perfect with some soup for lunch and so simple and easy to make. It's a keeper!! Read More
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