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Tex-Mex Tuna Melts

big flavor for a big sandwich

Recipe Courtesy of Marge Perry and David Bonom

“Spice up your tuna melt with Bacon Ranch tuna pressed with jalapenos, pepperjack cheese and a creamy avocado!”

Find other recipes at their website A Sweet and Savory Life

4
Servings
690
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

For the Sandwich

  • 4 (2.6 ounce) Pouches of tuna, such as Starkist Kid's Tuna Creation Bacon Ranch
  • 1/3 Cup plum tomato, diced
  • 1/4 Cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon jalapeno, chopped
  • 8 Slices multi grain bread
  • 4 Teaspoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 Slices pepper jack cheese
  • 1 Avocado

Directions

For the Sandwich

Combine the tuna, tomato, onion, cilantro, cumin, oregano and jalapeño pepper in a medium bowl.

Place four slices of bread on a work surface. Top each with the cheese, avocado and tuna mixture. Set the remaining slices of bread on the tuna. Brush the outside of each sandwich with the melted butter.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add 2 sandwiches, cover the pan and cook until lightly golden, 2 1/2-3 minutes. Turn over and cook until golden and the cheese has melted, about 2 1/2-3 minutes longer. Repeat with the remaining 2 sandwiches. 

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving690
Total Fat52g79%
Sugar6gN/A
Saturated19g96%
Cholesterol84mg28%
Protein25g51%
Carbs33g11%
Vitamin A111µg12%
Vitamin B120.6µg10.1%
Vitamin B60.5mg26.7%
Vitamin C10mg16%
Vitamin D0.5µg0.1%
Vitamin E2mg10%
Vitamin K19µg23%
Calcium288mg29%
Fiber8g33%
Folate (food)95µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)95µg24%
Iron3mg14%
Magnesium81mg20%
Monounsaturated22gN/A
Niacin (B3)6mg32%
Phosphorus400mg57%
Polyunsaturated7gN/A
Potassium610mg17%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg19%
Sodium886mg37%
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg27.9%
Trans0.3gN/A
Zinc3mg21%