22 Dec Bacon Cup Tuna Melts
Recipe By: Kelley originally posted at kelleyandcricket.com
If you’re craving something savory, crispy, and delicious these Bacon Cup Tuna Melts are perfect! Wow your guests by making these simple, tasty, yet creative appetizers. Surprisingly easy to make, these are the perfect snack, in an edible cup ready to eat.
- 6 strips all natural-bacon
- 1 can Wild Selections Tuna in Water®
- 1 1/2 tbsp mayonaise (of mashed avocado works well for paleo)
- 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (I recommend grass-fed)
- dash of salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut each bacon strip in half, then lay the two bacon halves into each muffin tin compartment, creating a cross. You can trim the ends if they are too long.
Bake the bacon cups for 20-28 minutes, or until crispy. Let them cool, then remove from the muffin tin and place on a paper towel to absorb excess grease.They will have shrunken in size somewhat, creating a shallow cup shape.
Drain any remaining grease from the muffin tin.
In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, Wild Selections Tuna, and a dash of salt and pepper, and mix well.
Spoon a heaping tablespoon into each cup, top each cup with cheese, then place the cups into the muffin tin.
Place back in the oven on the top rack for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Carefully remove the Bacon Cup Tuna Melts from the muffin tin with a fork and serve.