Tuna Stuffed Jalapenos
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Serves: 10
 
These tuna stuffed jalapenos are reminiscent of a spicy tuna melt
Ingredients
  • 10 jalapenos, halved and seeded
  • 1 (7 oz) can of tuna
  • 2-3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese (we used a Mexican blend)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped white or yellow onion
  • 10 slices of thinly sliced Colby jack or your favorite cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut jalapenos in half and remove seeds and veins.
  3. Open can of tuna and drain away excess liquid.
  4. Place drained tuna into a bowl.
  5. Add mayonnaise, chopped onion, lime juice, cream cheese, and Mexican shredded cheese to the tuna and mix well.
  6. Divide tuna mixture evenly among the jalapeno halves.
  7. Cut each slice of cheese into 4 thin strips.
  8. Carefully arrange two strips of the cheese on top of the filling inside the jalapenos
  9. Arrange on a prepared baking sheet
  10. Bake for 20- 25 minutes until filling is sizzling and cheese is lightly browned.
  11. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes. The filling is very hot at this point.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at http://www.pattycakespantry.com/cooking/tuna-stuffed-jalapenos/