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tuna melt with sharp cheddar

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Burbank, CA

I use to eat tuna the way my mom made it. Which is absolutely light and delicious, until I met my husband...I saw the way he made his but never thought i would even begin to like it seeing as that it has a bit of sweetness to it, and i had never ever grown up eating my tuna sweet in any way. My mom always made hers with seasonings and celery and onion....But one day i tried some of his tuna in a melt thinking that the cheese would be amazing with it...AND IT WAS AWESOME. I put a few differet seasonings in it than him and just made it my own and i like it his way and my own just the same. Now i pretty much only eat this tuna But of course on occasion at mom's I eat the tuna I still love and grew up with. They are polar opposites though I must say. I don't really measure my ingredients so it may be a little hit or miss. It all depends o how mayonaise-y you like it or how sweet. BUt i wil post al ingredients. I also love to serve these halves with Campbell's Tomato soup using heavy cream instead f milk and cooking slowly as not to burn. AMAZING. Especially on a cold night!

(1 rating)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For tuna melt with sharp cheddar

  • 2 Large can
    white albacore tuna (in water)
  • a few Tbsp
    light mayonaise (use as much as necessary)
  • 1 Large
    red onion (chopped) *i like a lot for the crunch and sweetness*
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    sweet thai chili sauce (to taste)
  • About a dash
    onion powder w/parsley (found in a most grocery stores)
  • About a dash
    garlic powder
  • About a dash
  • About a dash
    fresh coarse ground peppercorns
  • About a pinch
    crushed garlic (optional)
  • slices of sourdough bread
  • slices of avocado
  • slices of sharp cheddar to melt on sandwich
  • slices of fresh deep red tomatoes

How To Make tuna melt with sharp cheddar

  • 1
    Flake all white albacore into bowl then add all above ingredients in a large bowl (excluding the avocado, cheese, tomato and bread). Mix well.
  • 2
    Slice tomatoes thinly, slice avocado's thinly, slice pieces of sharp cheddar and set aside.
  • 3
    butter both outsides of bread and then lay one butter side down on frying pan and add two big scoops of tuna mixture on bread and layer with sharp cheddar slices....let it get warm, then add two tomato slices and as much avocado as you like and then put the second piece of bread on top (butter side up) Flip when melting and brown both sides. ENJOY!!!!!!! I also like to serve this with Campbell's Tomato Soup but instead of using a large can of milk I use heavy cream instead. It's amazing!!!!

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