I make english muffins from scratch. The only good reason for doing it is because I am cheap and it’s honestly not all that difficult. My husband often laughs when I groan about the prices for bread at our local market. It’s bread people! How can I possibly pay upwards of five dollars for water, yeast, flour, etc. I’m ranting now. But really.
Plus, when you make your own bread products, you know EXACTLY what you are putting into your body. This is important. Although sometimes I like to put fried cheese EXACTLY into my body. I’m a health-conscious person when it feels good. Which is obviously rare.
Moving along, I decided to use these brilliant little babies…
to make some tuna melts with. Usually melted tuna would totally gross me out, like “eww!” but I decided to keep an open mind and give this a shot. I was so pleasantly surprised I had to blog about it. Then I ate three more melts, got full, had to take a nap, and totally forgot to tell you all about this. This is not uncommon for me. I forget my checking account number almost weekly.
This treat is both quick, assuming you already made the english muffins or paid for completely over-priced muffins at the store, and does not require much. Here is what you’ll need
- 1 small can of tuna (5 oz.)
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup of chopped jalapeño
- 2 chopped hard boiled eggs
- Dill relish
- 1/3 cup of mayo
- 2 tbsps Dijon mustard
- splash of dill juice
- salt & pepper
- English Muffins
- Sliced tomato
- Sliced cheese (I used swiss but provolone could work too)
Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Then drop two eggs into a pot to boil.
Next, in a large bowl, add your chopped jalapeno
Follow with your chopped bell pepper
Then your red onion
Then add your drained tuna and follow with a few tbsps of dill relish…more or less depending on your appeal for dill. I had to chop a few pickles because, of course, we were out of dill relish.
Throw in a splash of pickle juice for good measure. FLAVOR FLAVOR FLAVOR
Your boiled eggs should be ready for a chop now.
And toss it into the mix.
And mix it all up. Mix. Mix. Mix.
Now for the good (aka fatty) stuff. MAYO
A lil Dijon to make your mouth happy
The stir it up again…add salt and pepper to taste.
Try to keep yourself from stopping here and eating this out of the spoon with complete lack of will power. 1st. Your husband will walk in on you and look bewildered. 2nd. You will be robbed of the pure experience of unadultered melt-hood. 3rd. Do it anway if it makes you happy, that’s my motto (disclaimer: this motto does not apply to dangerous activites such as drugs or Benny Hill Marathons).
Halve your english muffins and place them on a baking sheet
Then dump a few nice spoonfuls on each piece, top with tomato and a lil slice of cheese.
Plate these gorgeous babies up with some yummy kettle cooked chips for a simple and fun rainy day lunch!
Stuffed Husband seemed to really enjoy this lunch…
This was a total success. The heat from the jalapenos, the ooey gooey cheese, and the delicious homemade english muffin made for a perfect afternoon lunch date. Try this soon! You won’t be sorry.
Follow it up with a little ice cream
And maybe even a little nap if you have the time
Peace, love, and perfectly delish tuna melts~