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Tuna Melt Burger

Tuna Melt Burger

42 Ratings
42 Ratings
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MyPlate Kitchen
Makes: 6 servings
Total Cost: $$$$
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Delicious and easy, this tuna melt makes a yummy lunch or dinner. Each sandwich bakes in it's own foil package, so there's an added bonus of easy cleanup.

Ingredients

  • 1 can tuna (6 ounce)
  • 2 celery (medium stalks, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup processed American cheese (low sodium, diced)
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon instant minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 whole wheat bread (slices)

Directions

1. Wash hands and cooking area.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F.

3. Drain tuna and break the meat apart with a fork.

4. Wash and chop the celery and dice the cheese.

5. Mix tuna, celery, cheese, light mayonnaise, dried onion, salt, and pepper into a medium mixing bowl with a wooden spoon.

6. Spread tuna mixture on six of the pieces of whole wheat bread and place a single slice of bread on top of each (you will make a total of 6 sandwiches).

7. Put each sandwich on a square of aluminum foil, then wrap the foil around sandwiches, folding edges securely

8. Bake about 20 minutes or until hot in the middle. Cool slightly before serving.

Source: Texas Cooperative Extension, The Texas A&M University System, Expanded Nutrition Program

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 sandwich (120g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 225
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 635 mg
Carbohydrates 26 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 3 g
Protein 14 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 151 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 250 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 225
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Linoleic Acid 2 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.3 g
Omega 3 - EPA 8 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 55 mg
Cholesterol 19 mg
Carbohydrates 26 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 3 g
Protein 14 g
Minerals
Calcium 151 mg
Potassium 250 mg
Sodium 635 mg
Copper 155 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 53 mg
Phosphorus 211 mg
Selenium 36 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 30 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.2 mg
Vitamin B12 0.8 mcg
Vitamin C 1 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 12 mcg
Folate 29 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 5 mg
Choline 28 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Grains 2 ounces
Protein Foods 1 ounce
Dairy 1/4 cups

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Recipe for Tuna Melt didn't include any cheese to melt!
12/22/09
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