The Food Factor: Tuna Melt Burger
Video by Jonathan Parrish
Delicious and simple – this Tuna Melt Burger makes a yummy lunch or dinner! Each sandwich bakes in its own foil package, so cleanup is quick and easy.
Tuna Melt Burger
5-ounce can light tuna packed in water
2 medium stalks celery chopped
1/2 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. instant minced onion
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
12 slices 100% whole wheat bread
- Wash your hands and clean the cooking area.
- Clean the tops of canned food items before opening them.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Drain tuna and break meat apart with a fork.
- Wash and chop the celery. Dice the cheese.
- Mix tuna, celery, cheese, light mayonnaise, dried onion, salt, and pepper into a medium mixing bowl with a fork.
- Divide tuna mixture into six portions, place one portion on six slices of whole wheat bread. Then place a single slice of bread on top of each. Recipe should make a total of 6 sandwiches.
- Wrap each sandwich on a square of aluminum foil, folding edges securely.
- Bake about 20 minutes or until hot in the middle. Cool slightly before serving.
- Remove from oven. Pierce foil to release steam before serving.
TIPS: After making this, the Food Factor crew noted three things:
- We would triple the tuna filling recipe for if you want to make 6 sandwiches.
- If you are not a fan of celery, leave it out or reduce the amount. Two medium stalks were too much for us, even those of us who like celery.
- If you want both sides of the sandwich toasted, flip the foil packs halfway through baking.
Thanks to Texas A&M Agrilife Extension for this recipe!
You can find more foil pack recipes and ingredient suggestions in our MSU Extension Publication, 3567, “Fold and Go Meals.”
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