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Does it Slow Cook? The Miracle of Pulled Barbecue Tuna

Did you know that you can slow cook tuna? Not only that, but you can do so in pulled barbecue pork style, and the tuna is already pulled for you! Sometimes you discover a recipe that delightfully surprises you - this slow-cooked pulled barbecue tuna dish is one of those.

In fact, it's the perfect dish for satisfying any number of guests. If you find yourself frequently dining out or opting for takeout, the meals you do make at home can be a big deal, especially if you're making enough for a crowd - but you don't have to go it alone! By enabling the innovative assistance of a slow cooker like the Crock-Pot® Swing and Serve™ Slow Cooker, meal prep, entertaining and serving will all be a breeze. With its compact design and three different slow cooking units, you can save yourself counter space and reduce clutter. Seamlessly slow cook three different appetizers - or a main dish and two sauces - at once, all on different temperatures and cook times. With a base crock and two elevated 1.5-quart crocks for dips and sauces, this slow cooker swings open for easy serving once your guests arrive.

Pulled Barbecue Tuna
For all of the barbecue lovers out there, adding this recipe to your list is a must. Soft and tender, tuna soaks up the perfect combination of sweet and savory in this barbecue sauce favorite. Served on regular-sized buns or on mini sliders, this pulled barbecue tuna dish will be a home run. Best of all, you can use the upper two crocks of your Crock-Pot® Swing and Serve™ Slow Cooker to create delectable homemade barbecue sauces for serving.


  • 3 (5 ounce) cans tuna, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tablespoon water, or as needed
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
  • 1 cup barbeque sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 large soft rolls, warmed (or mini slider rolls)


  1. Open and drain cans of tuna, adding to slow cooker.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Top with red onion and diced garlic.
  4. In a bowl, combine water, Worcestershire sauce, steak seasoning and barbecue sauce and pour over tuna.
  5. Cover and cook on LOW for 2 to 3 hours.
  6. Spread butter on insides of soft rolls.
  7. Swing open slow cooker for serving pulled tuna on rolls with additional barbecue sauce.
Put a new spin on pulled barbecue sandwiches by opting for tuna!Put a new spin on pulled barbecue sandwiches by opting for tuna!
Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.


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