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tuna melt w/sun dried tomatoes & 12 gr bread

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jan W
Apollo, PA

This is my entry for this week's Sandwiches, Sammiches & Sammies challenge. I wanted something different, and this seemed to work for me! Wish I could say my husband liked it, but he refuses to eat tuna! I ate it & think it's a really neat idea! Hope you will all give it a shot & keep an open mind when you're reading the ingredients...Enjoy!

(1 rating)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For tuna melt w/sun dried tomatoes & 12 gr bread

  • 1 can
    tuna in water, drained (small)
  • 2
    egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp
    coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c
    finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp
    mrs. dash fiesta lime seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2-3/4 c
    seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ********SAUCE********
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 c
    kraft mayonnaise w/olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    sun dried tomatoes, dry packed, chopped
  • 4 slice
    12-grain bread
  • red leaf lettuce
  • 12 slice
    dill pickle chips

How To Make tuna melt w/sun dried tomatoes & 12 gr bread

  • 1
    Drain water off tuna and flake with fork, breaking up any chunks.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, beat the egg whites until they are just starting to get bubbly; stir in tuna, bread crumbs (start with 1/2 c, add more as needed to bind it). Blend in 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper, black pepper, Mrs. Dash and onion. Stir well, then form into two patties sized to fit bread slices.
  • 3
    Cook in nonstick skillet, sprayed w/Pam, until golden on both sides. Then, sprinkle the cheese over patties and cover w/lid or foil until cheese melts (about 2 min).
  • 4
    Combine mayonnaise, 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes and chopped sun dried tomatoes. Stir well to blend. Evenly divide between all 4 slices of bread, spreading to cover.
  • 5
    Arrange lettuce over dressing on two slices, add tuna patties, then top with pickle slices.
  • 6
    Cut sandwiches in half and enjoy! There is a tang to the sauce, but it isn't really hot.

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