Hot Tuna Buns

Monday, 28 March 2022

Hot Tuna Buns

  
 
 
 
 
Ever have one of those days when you are so busy that you haven't got time to really think about what you are going to make for supper, let alone cook a big meal for the family.  


Your family is snapping at your heels in starvation and you are just too tired or lacking in inspiration to put something edible together.  The temptation might be there to hop out for some burgers or a takeaway, but it needn't be so!



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Days like those are when recipes, such as this one I am sharing today for Hot Tuna Buns, come in really handy!  Recipes which enable you to quickly put together a few store cupboard ingredients, and come up with something the whole family will love.


Most people love a good tuna melt, but these hearty buns take  that concept a delicious step further!   



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These tasty buns are composed of simple hot dog buns filled with a deliciously flavored tuna and cheese filling.  Baked in the oven until the buns crisp up and the cheese melts, they are incredibly tasty!

They are also very quick, easy and simple to make! 



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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE HOT TUNA BUNS


There is nothing complicated here.


  • 1 (6.5 oz/200g) tin of albacore tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/3 cup (72g) of good mayonnaise
  • 2 TBS of sweet pickle relish (In the UK use the one labeled New York Deli relish by French's)
  • 2 TBS finely chopped spring onions
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • pinch salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup (120g)of strong cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 hot dog buns, split open
  • 4 TBS of grated strong cheddar cheese to finish 

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I always use Albacore tuna. In my opinion, it is simply the best and has the nicest texture and flavor. I also use water packed.  Anything that cuts down the fat in things the better.



Tuna is a great fish to eat as it is full of antioxidants. It is considered to be an oily fish and packed with nutrients!



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I use spring onions in the filling because they are not as sharp as regular onions. The cook time for these hot sandwiches is fairly short so you want an onion that won't give too harsh or overpowering a flavor.


If you can't get sweet pickle relish, feel free to substitute chopped pickles, or even dill relish. Both work very well.


I also like to use a good full fat mayonnaise.  Low fat mayo is loaded with sugar.  I also like to use a sharp cheddar cheese. You can use less and yet still get a nice impact in flavor!



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HOW TO MAKE HOT TUNA BUNS

These go together very easily and quickly!  You can begin by preheating the oven to 350*F/180*C/ gas mark 4.  You will also need a baking dish that you can fit the filled buns into snugly. 


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Mash together the tuna, mayo, relish, onions, mustard along with the salt and pepper. Stir in the first amount of cheddar cheese. 


Fill the buns with this mixture, dividing it equally amongst them. Place into the baking dish next to each other. Sprinkle 1 TBS of cheese over top of each. 



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Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes, until the filling is hot and bubbly and the buns are golden.


Allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm.


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Depending on what you serve these with you have a hearty supper or lunch.  For lunch I would serve with crisp vegetables sticks of potato chips.  Children love both.


For a heartier supper I would add a salad on the side and some kind of potato, or even macaroni and cheese.  My children always loved it when I served fries with these tasty sandwiches. 



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This is one of those recipes where you will find that the basic filling is really tasty, but it's also not hard to charge it up and adapt according to what you have on hand and like.  



Try adding some chopped celery for extra crunch, or chopped green or black  olives.  All are very good.

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This is one recipe where you will find that one tin of tuna will feed the whole family, quite satisfactorily and all will enjoy the results!

There are not too many things that you can say that about.   Enjoy!


Hot Tuna Buns

Hot Tuna Buns

Yield: 4
Author: Marie Rayner
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinInactive time: 5 MinTotal time: 45 Min
These hot tuna buns make a brilliant lunch or light weeknight supper. Quick, easy and delicious. For lunch you can serve them simply with vegetable sticks or potato chips. For supper why not add a salad and some fries!

Ingredients

  • 1 (6.5 oz/200g) tin of albacore tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/3 cup (72g) of good mayonnaise
  • 2 TBS of sweet pickle relish (In the UK use the one labeled New York Deli relish by French's)
  • 2 TBS finely chopped spring onions
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • pinch salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup (120g)of strong cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 hot dog buns, split open
  • 4 TBS of grated strong cheddar cheese to finish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4. Have ready a baking dish large enough to fit the hot dog buns snug together.
  2. Mash together the tuna, mayo, relish, onions, mustard along with the salt and pepper. Stir in the first amount of cheddar cheese. Fill the buns with this mixture, dividing it equally amongst them. Place into the baking dish next to each other. Sprinkle 1 TBS of cheese over top of each.
  3. Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes, until the filling is hot and bubbly and the buns are golden.
  4. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm.
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1 comment

  1. These look really good. You could make them on Kings Hawaiian sweet or dinner buns too to make them small, like sliders (or for little boys!) I'll have to try that.

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