Hot Tuna Sandwich

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

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  1. morgainegeiser
    This was a nice little hot tuna recipe. My husband loves tuna melts, so I thought he would like it and he did except for my stale buns (don't use leftover frozen buns, buy some new nice hearty ones). I left out the pepper but added a few drops of hot sauce instead, otherwise made like the recipe called for. I can't eat cheese, but can handle a little cream cheese so I made mine in a separate bowl with no cheddar cheese and it still was very good. I think the cream cheese makes it such a nice smooth consistency.
  2. I'mPat
    I used a small 95g tin of tuna in spring water which gave me 2 1/4 ounces of tuna once drained and added to all the other ingredients as listed for 1 serve and put into a wholemeal/wholegrain bun and wrapped in alfoil and put in a 175c fan forced oven for 15 minutes and enjoyed this delicious warm sandwich and the addition of the chilli is so important, I used a small red thai chilli seeds and all, thank you loof, made for Aussie/Kiwi Recipe Swap #63 April 2012.
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  4. IngridH
    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!
  5. Noo8820
    Stand up and take a bow loof...a solid five stars for this little beauty!!<br/>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.<br/>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.<br/>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.<br/>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!!<br/>Thanks loof...a much enjoyed recipe,that will be making a repeat appearance again soon!!<br/>Made for PRMR.



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