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    Hot Tuna Sandwich

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    25 mins

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    loof's Note:

    This easy recipe is from a cookbook put out by Dorothy Mengering, mother of Late Night talk show host David Letterman. I like it for the addition of the jalapeno pepper; if you don't like it as spicy you can use regular green pepper.

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    1. 1
      Wearing gloves, carefully remove seeds and chop the jalapeno pepper.
    2. 2
      In a medium bowl, mix the cheese, tuna, jalapeno, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and cream cheese.
    3. 3
      Scoop out the center of the hamburger buns. Fill each bun with tuna mixture.
    4. 4
      Wrap each sandwich in foil and heat at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
    5. 5
      Sandwiches can be frozen before heating.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 08, 2011


      Stand up and take a bow loof...a solid five stars for this little beauty!!
      We are fans of Tuna Melts ( I like mine with Branston Pickle-an English thing I think!), so I never doubted that we would like this.
      I used fresh Parmesan and Black Pepper rolls from my local bakery ( delish!) and Dijon Mustard, as it didn't stipulate what sort to use.
      This was fantastic...we REALLY enjoyed this. The cream cheese was a great alternative to mayo, and the jalapeno ( I used the sliced ones from a jar!) was a fabulous addition.
      DH munched away with real gusto..and requested it again for lunch yesterday..this time no rolls, but made into quesadillas..which were equally scrummy!!
      Thanks loof...a much enjoyed recipe,that will be making a repeat appearance again soon!!
      Made for PRMR.

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    • on July 18, 2011


      I'm not usually a fan of canned tuna, but for some reason I picked up a can, and needed something to do with it. After making this sandwich, I'm going to buy some more! I loved the creaminess from the cream cheese, so much better than mayo :) I used 2.5 ounces of tuna, and made one sandwich. I also used mild canned green chiles (about 1 teaspoon) instead of fresh jalepeno, and just to add a bit more vegetable to my meal, a couple of chopped canned artichoke hearts. I absolutely loved it, and plan to make a bunch to freeze for future lunches. Thanks for posting a real winner!

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    • on October 29, 2010


      This made for a great lunch for my husband! He really liked the jalapeno and it was nice to take it from the fridge and pop it in the oven when he got home. Delish! Made for Zaar Stars. Thanks loof! :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Hot Tuna Sandwich

    Serving Size: 1 (166 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 402.6
    Calories from Fat 203
    Total Fat 22.6 g
    Saturated Fat 12.3 g
    Cholesterol 82.7 mg
    Sodium 856.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 4.1 g
    Protein 25.3 g

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