BBQ Tuna (Tastes Like Pork--Really)
35 mins (prep 20, cooking 15)
9 ingredients
2-3 servings
The mind boggled when I saw this recipe in a CHURCH cookbook... I thought "revolting" so why was I compelled to try it and why am I posting it here? For privacy reasons I will generalize to keep the church & location confidential but think in terms of the area in which you live. Imagine the oldest church in YOUR area having this recipe in its cookbook which was prepared under the guidance of 15 women in the church: all with prominent names in social and political circles spanning generations. WOULD these women include a terrible recipe? Would any of them LIE to you about its being worthy of making? HMMMMM... suffice it for me to say I'm not sure I'd declare it really tastes like pork! However, I will say that IF anyone served this BBQ does NOT know it has tuna in it, I suspect most will not guess tuna as the first guess. In fact, this IS fairly tasty IF you can get past the fact that TUNA is the basic ingredient! Are you brave enough to try? It is low cal, low fat, high protein, and diabetic friendly!(The book was old enough that I did have to tweak the ingredients because tuna is no longer in 6+ ounce cans.)

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  • 2 (5 ounce) chunk tuna, in-water & well-drained (original recipe did not call for draining liquid)
  • 4 (1 g) sugar substitute (brand of choice)
  • 3 tablespoons wine vinegar (i used red wv)
  • 3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce (i used l&p)
  • 3 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard (french's)
  • 3 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke (hickory... optional, my addition)
  • 1/2 cup water (my addition to replace liquid drained off tuna)


Serving Size (178.36 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 124.53 Calories from Fat 31.68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.52g 10.83%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 8.99%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 26.93mg 17.95%
Sodium 262.7mg 21.89%
Total Carbohydrate 4.54g 3.03%
Dietary Fiber 0.12 g 0.94%
Sugars 2.25 g %
Protein 16.59g 66.36%
Vitamin A 1664.8IU% Vitamin C 3.0mg%
Calcium 33.63mg% Iron 2.06mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sugar substitute, prepared yellow mustard, dried onion flakes, liquid smoke