We’re used to Jill Duggar sharing some gross AF recipes, but this one takes the cake. On her blog and Instagram, she shared a new dish called Pops’ BBQ Tuna Fish, and we nearly gagged just at the sight of it. Luckily, even the former Counting On star herself realizes it seems super weird. Still, she seems to think of it as an old family favorite — and now she wants all of us to try it. We don’t know about you, but we think we’ll probably just stick with tater tot casserole this time. Watch the video above to check out the dish, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
TBH, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of the Duggars chowing down on BBQ tuna. It’s one of the OG family recipes that Jim Bob Duggar whipped up back in the day when his wife, Michelle Duggar, was out of town. Now, though, Jill is giving us a little more context for how the dish came about. “This recipe goes back many years to when my parents had seven kids ages 7 & under,” the 27-year-old shared. “My mom went to a ladies conference thing out of state for a whole week … which meant my dad (a.k.a. ‘Pops’) had to cook for all of us kids for the week!”
Apparently, this invention came on the heels of a few dinners that were, if you can believe it, even worse. “I remember a few times where the meal had about five courses: canned green beans, canned carrots, canned potatoes, canned butter beans and canned pineapple. We had to eat the first course before moving on to the next, but we did have the option for a side of ketchup to dip everything in,” the mama said — and it’s no wonder she’s got such a high tolerance for nasty foods now. “At one point during the week is when he brought out the tuna … He opened a can (or several), drained it, added some KC Masterpiece barbecue sauce to it, then served it between two slices of whole wheat bread.”
Surprisingly, though, everyone actually liked it. “It was a big hit!” she claimed. “I’m not sure if we liked it so much just because it tasted way better than everything else we’d had that week, or if we were so young that the combination didn’t sound strange enough to scare us off from the start, and then when we tried it, we just found it appetizing. Either way, it’s continued to be a favorite on the menu all these years! And as was often said growing up, ‘You can’t say you don’t like it until you’ve tried it!'” That may be true, but we still think we’ll opt out of trying it.
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