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Creole Tuna

"This speedy recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember," shares Betty Bernat of Littleton, New Hampshire. "Because it relies on pantry staples, it's easy to make when you can't decide what to fix for dinner," At 48 cents a serving, it's economical besides."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute green pepper in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, sugar, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Stir in tomatoes. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add tuna and Creole seasoning; heat through. Serve with rice if desired.
Editor's Note:The cost per serving does not include optional ingredients such as garnishes. When there is a choice of two ingredients, the cost is figured with the first one listed.
Editor's Note
The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 160 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 858mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • Kitwhel
    Oct 9, 2013

    Great quick and easy meal that is very tasty. Oh, it is so good!

  • annbean
    Jun 26, 2011

    This is great, and I usually make it with shredded chicken and sometimes put frozen peas in at the end instead of green peppers in beginning as recipe says. Good over rice, and I love that this is one of those recipes where I really do have all of the ingredients on hand most all the time.

  • ldiane
    Oct 20, 2010

    This is a great quick recipe. I often use shrimp instead of tuna.

  • Aislinn
    Jan 12, 2010

    This was exactly what I was looking for! It was inexpensive, healthy, filling, and tasted like it was cooked all day instead of the 10 minutes it actually took to make!