Ever had one of those empty-fridge moments?

You know how this happens. You’ve been a little late getting around to the grocery shopping, and when your family asks, “What’s for dinner?” you realize there’s pretty much nothing in the fridge. Maybe a few eggs, a couple of celery stalks, half an onion…certainly not enough to make a meal of.

Fortunately, there’s always a can of tuna in the pantry. And with just that one can of tuna, plus the few stray items in your fridge, you can make a perfectly good dinner that’s easy and delicious.

This is an easy and excellent way to use leftover salmon and it is worth it to cook the salmon just for this (instructions below). For busy weeknights, you can substitute with well-drained canned salmon or the salmon in packets which you may already have in your pantry!

Patty recipe

1½ pounds ground beef
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
12 slices sourdough bread
½ cup Secret Sauce
3 medium Vidalia onions, thinly sliced
6 slices Cheddar cheese
8 tablespoons unsalted butter

¼ cup Dijon mustard
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
½ teaspoon hot sauce
In a small bowl, stir together mustard, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, and hot sauce. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to 3 days.

How to make it :

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Shape ground beef into 6 oval patties.
In a medium cast-iron skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and golden brown, approximately 35 minutes.
In a large cast-iron skillet, cook patties over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through, approximately 2 minutes per side. Remove skillet from heat. Remove patties from skillet; wipe out skillet.
Layer 1 bread slice with 1 tablespoon Secret Sauce, 2 to 3 tablespoons caramelized onions, 1 slice cheese, 1 patty, and another 1 tablespoon Secret Sauce. Top with another bread slice. Repeat with remaining bread, Secret Sauce, caramelized onions, cheese, and patties.
Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet. Working in batches, cook sandwiches, flipping once, until golden brown and heated through, approximately 3 minutes per side. Add remaining butter to skillet as needed


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