Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Almost Famous Bacon Tuna Melts

I’m often asked how I afford Lee.  He’s expensive and likes to make fancy food.  The simple answer is that we keep an eye on the sales and the coupons.  This week, we matched up a sale and coupons and stocked up on packs of tuna.  It can be kind of a rush to get tuna for fifty cents.  We probably will never fall in the Extreme Couponer category, but we could be categorized as Reasonably Moderate Couponers. 
But this is not a coupon blog. This is a food blog. 
Lee put those packs of tuna to work in his almost famous tuna sandwiches.  Now, this tuna salad is super good without the bacon and cheese, but really, if you can add bacon and cheese to anything, why won’t you?  The bacon here makes a meat bite before the softness of the tuna and the onion roll.
Bacon and cheese make everything more delicious!

Tuna Melts 
makes 2 giant sandwiches
2 cans Tuna (drained)
Half of onion (diced)
6 slices of bacon
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
2 onion rolls
½ cup real mayo
2 tablespoon mustard
2 tablespoon pickle relish or chopped sweet pickles
1 tablespoon chopped capers (optional)
  1. Drain tuna and place in a bowl, mix in onion, mayo, mustard, relish, and capers.
  2. Place in refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Preheat Broiler to High and place rack on the very top level.
  4. Fry bacon and set aside.
  5. Slice rolls and butter each half and place in a hot skillet to toast.
  6. Take the bottom roll and cover with your tuna mixture. Next top with bacon, then the cheese.
  7. Place on a sheet pan and broil for about 3 -4 minutes keeping an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn. 
  8. Once done place the top part of the bun on and enjoy. 
Nutrition Facts
Calories 500   Calories from Fat 243
Total Fat 27.0g
Saturated Fat 9.8g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 787mg
Total Carbohydrates 24.6g
Dietary Fiber 1.7g
Sugars 6.5g
Protein 38.8g
Vitamin A 10%  Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 32%      Iron 13%

What do you do to afford your fancy food obsession?


  1. Extreme couponing, huh? That would be my sister.

  2. We've been working up to it, but we just can't wrap our heads around buying 100 rolls of toilet paper... yet.