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Bacon And Tuna Sandwich

Updated on June 14, 2014

The Ultimate Lunch Sandwich

Have you tried a Bacon and Tuna Sandwich?

If not, you should give one a chance!

To some people putting tuna and bacon on a sandwich seems to be a strange combination.

I have gotten some strange looks from people when I have told them about this Tuna and Bacon recipe

I discovered this bacon and tuna sandwich filling when I was a student. It all started when my roommate turned 21, a group of us went out to celebrate his birthday at our local pub. We all got quite drunk (as students tend to do). We staggered back home in the early hours of the morning and I had the midnight munchies.

I knew that if I didn't eat something I would end up with a bad hangover the next day so I raided the fridge. All I found in the fridge was several cans of beer, some tuna mayo and some bacon. I drunkenly decided that since I was too drunk to cook, and did not wish to burn down the apartment in an ill advised attempt at cooking, the best thing to do would be to have a sandwich.

The sandwich I created that night was amazing, it was a definite taste sensation. Not only did it taste great but it did not make my stomach churn after eating it, which is always a risk when eating when drunk.

The best thing is that I did not wake up with a hangover! I cannot be sure that this is a good preventative for a hangover, but I do think that it helped.

Read on to find out how to create this bacon and tuna masterpiece.

Photo By Todd Dailey

The History of the Sandwich - and the Bacon and Tuna Sandich

Bacon and Tuna Sandwich
Bacon and Tuna Sandwich

The sandwich itself was first created in 1762 by a London Gentleman, John Montagu.

Montagu was a nefarious gambler (and sex pest). The story behind this great sandwich starts with Montagu gambling hard one night and feeling hungry, but he was very reluctant to stop playing cards and bow out of the game. But his stomach was empty and he needed to fill it. Montague had a bright idea, he ordered one of the waiters to bring him slices of roast beef between two slices of bread.

The reason that he wished to have this was because he wished to keep one hand free so that he could hold his cards and so that the grease from the beef did not get all over the cards. The reason that Montagu's creation became known as a sandwich is that John Montagu was the 4th Earl of Sandwich.

The sandwich comes in all manner of varieties today and the fillings are numerous. There is a sandwich for everyone, if your a vegetarian there is cheese and pickle, if you do not like beef there is pork, if you have fancy tastes you could have a caviar sandwich, there are even gluten free sandwiches available. New sandwich recipes are being developed every day, some of them are weird and wonderful, some are elegant, some are filling, some are complete disasters.

Some people think the Tuna and Bacon sandwich is one of the "weird" ones, but millions of people call this great sandwich their favorite.

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Making a bacon and tuna sandwich is really easy (it is so easy that I managed to make it while drunk, although I would not advise this while under the influence. Drunken cooking can be very dangerous so please do not do it). The ingredients for a bacon and tuna sandwich are extremely easy to get hold of as well, in fact you probably have most, if not all, of them in your house as you are reading this.


1 Pack (approx 8 slices) Smoked Back Bacon, cooked and chilled

1 Tin of Tuna

3 tbsp Mayonnaise

1 Spring Onion, finely chopped

Salt & Pepper

4 Slices of Bread

Butter/Margarine, for spreading

When I made this sandwich I used 2 slices of white bread but you could substitute the white bread with your bread of choice, such as wholegrain or gluten free. To be honest this mix tends to work well with most types of bread including a french stick and tortilla wraps.

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Making the Tuna And Bacon Sandwich is really easy. It is even easier if you have the ingredients ready made. As a student I always made sure there were a range of sandwich fillings pre-made and readily available so that I could grab a quick bite whilst studying, or so that I could eat something between lectures.

Method for Tuna Mix

1) Drain the tuna and place it in a bowl

2) Mix into the tuna the spring onion and the mayonnaise

3) Add a pinch of salt and pepper to the mix

Method for Sandwich

1) Butter the bread

2) Spread the tuna mix onto two of the slices of bread

3) Lay four slices of bacon onto the slices on top of the tuna mix (The tuna mix helps to hold the sandwich together)

4) Close the sandwich with the two empty slices of bread

5) Eat the sandwiches

I tend to use cold bacon for this recipe because when I use hot bacon the mayonnaise has a tendency to become a little runny and it makes the sandwich messy and soggy, this does not happen with cold bacon.

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What is your favorite sandwich? - Have you tried a bacon and tuna sandwich?

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      5 years ago

      I love tuna sandwiches in any case, but as we all know... bacon makes everything better!

    • kevkev227 lm profile image

      kevkev227 lm 

      5 years ago

      Often when I order a tuna sandwich ask for bacon on it...usually the waiter seems confused by the combination of fish and bacon. :)

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      6 years ago

      Got to give this a go. My favourite is bacon and avocado, but the avocado must be ripe and oddly you really do need to include butter too.

    • MisterJeremy profile image


      8 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Tuna and bacon doesn't sound strange to me at all. But that's because everything tastes better with bacon. Fun lens. Blessed.


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