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Open-Face Tuna Melts

"Mom used to make these quick-and-easy sandwiches for us using leftover hamburger buns and fresh tomatoes out of the garden," recalls Sandy McKenzie of Braham, Minnesota. "They're a nice warm change from the usual tuna sandwich," They're also a snap to assemble, easy to eat...and only 40¢ each.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/4 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into 8 thin slices
  • 8 slices process American cheese


  • In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Place buns cut side up on a baking sheet. Spread tuna mixture evenly over buns; top with tomato. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes. Top with cheese. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve warm.
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  • namayna
    Jun 20, 2011

    My Mom made this for me when I was little and I absolutely loved it. I have been looking all over for the recipe, my mom has since passed away. Thanks so much for this recipe, it brings back memories and my 12 year old loves it as much as I did when I was that age.

  • dverzic
    Jan 28, 2010

    This was a llittle bland. I used lowfat mayo though instead of Miracle Whip. That might've made a difference. Seemed like it needed more pickle and onion. I might try it again, but will probably just use my own tuna salad recipe.