Tuna Melts always seem to work with chilly days — and were a great hit at our restaurant.
I know — nothing really magical about them — unless you use killer cheese!
I picked some of Farmer John’s Colby Caliente up at the Farmer’s Market at the Capitol this past weekend. It’s a neat colby with flecks of hot peppers blended in. A little of it goes a looooong way, so my $6 investment will get me about 10 recipes. Just wait until you see “pig bread” !
Tuna Melts Caliente
- 1 can tuna (we like light as albacore is higher in mercury)
- 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
- 1 teaspoon pickle relish
- 2 slices American Cheese
- 1/2 ounce Colby Caliente, grated
- 4 slices bread
Combine the tuna, Miracle Whip and relish. Spread onto bread. Cut the American Cheese into strips and lay over tuna. Top with shredded Colby Caliente and bake at 350 for about 25 minutes. The bottom of your bread will be crispy and the warm top, with melted cheese, has a nice kick to it!