Wednesday, September 23, 2009

quick & easy tuna melts

Here it is... my first "quick & easy" post. I had to serve something fast tonight because I found a puppy wandering around lost earlier that needed tending to :)
I was really surprised at how incredibly YUMMY this sandwich is. Hubby loved it too! The only thing is, I wouldn't recommend eating this one in the car or on-the-go because it might get a little messy since you have to balance it on half a baguette. But it's soooo totally worth it! Enjoy...

Country French Tuna Melts
My H-E-B Texas Life

1 pkg.(81/2 oz.) Frozen Demi Baguettes, rosemary or multigrain [I just bought plain frozen demi baguettes]
1 pkg.(6 oz.) pre-sliced mild cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese
1/3 cup Central Market Organics Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise [very important ingredient]
8 thin slices red onion (optional)
2 cans (5 oz.) tuna, packed in water, drained and flaked [I would recommend using 3 or 4 cans]
Salt and cracked pepper
2 large ripe tomatoes thin sliced

Step 1: Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare baguette according to pkg. directions and slice lengthwise into halves.
Step 2: Line baking sheet with foil, spray with nonstick cooking spray, and set aside. Increase oven temp. to 425 degrees F.
Step 3: Cut each slice of cheese diagonally into triangles and set aside. Spread each baguette half with 1 tbs. [be generous for the best flavor] mayonnaise and layer with 2 triangles of cheese, 1 slice red onion (rings separated), and 1/4 of the tuna. Season tuna to taste with salt and cracked pepper [I also added sweet relish to the tuna]. Top each half with 2 tomato slices, remaining triangle of cheese and another layer of red onions [optional].
Step 4: Place sandwich halves on prepared baking sheet and bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and sandwich is thoroughly heated.

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