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Atún a La Mexicana

Atún a la Mexicana is an incredibly easy and delicious recipe that can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. It’s perfect for those times when you don’t have a lot of time to prepare a dish and you need to get something on the table ASAP. If you like this recipe then you should also try bistec a la Mexicana it’s the same concept but with beef instead of tuna.

atun a la mexicana on a red plate

My husband and I love canned tuna.

There’s so many different recipes you can create with it.

A lot of people think canned tuna is boring but it doesn’t have to be.

There are endless ways you can prepare it.

More tuna recipes:

Atún a la Mexicana is one of our favorite ways to eat tuna.

We probably have it at least two or three times a month. It’s just so easy.

Ingredients needed

Atún a la Mexicana is made with common ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen.

You’ll need canned tuna, roma tomatoes, onion and jalapeno.

What’s not pictured is garlic, oil, salt and pepper.

canned tuna, tomatoes, onion and jalapeno

How to make it

First slice the veggies.

sliced tomatoes, onion and jalapeno on a cutting board

Heat up oil in a skillet over medium heat.

Once hot add the onion and jalapeno.

Cook for about 3 minutes and season with salt and pepper.

onion and jalapeno in a skillet

Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.

onion, jalapeno and garlic in a skillet

Add the tomatoes and reduce heat to medium low.

Cook for about 5 minutes or until the tomatoes have softened.

onion, jalapeno, garlic and tomatoes in a skillet

Then add the drained tuna and stir.

Cook for about 5 minutes. Then remove from heat.

The tuna is ready to be served.

It can be served with warm corn tortillas. That’s how my husband likes to eat it.

I just eat it with a fork.

It’s super delicious whichever way you choose to eat it.

mexican style tuna on a red plate

This is one of my favorite meals for it’s simplicity and deliciousness.

I hope you all like it as much as we do!

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Atún a la Mexicana

Atún a la Mexicana is an easy and yummy meal that can be made in under 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword atun a la mexicana
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 189 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 3 cans of tuna drained
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice the veggies.

  2. Heat up the oil in a skillet over medium heat.

  3. Once the oil is hot add the onion and jalapeno.

  4. Cook for 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Stir and add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.

  6. Add the tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium low. Cook for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes have softened.

  7. Add the drained tuna and stir. Cook for 5 more minutes.

  8. Remove from heat and let cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Atún a la Mexicana
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 319mg14%
Potassium 389mg11%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 498IU10%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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