Tinga de atún or tuna tinga is a delicious recipe that can be ready and on the table in just 25 min. It can be served on it’s own with warm corn tortillas or with frijoles (beans). It’s also good for making tuna tostadas.
Tinga de atún is one of my favorite ways to use canned tuna. It’s super simple and inexpensive. Many people think canned tuna is boring but this recipe proves that’s not the case.
If you like chicken tinga then you’ll definitely have to try this recipe. It’s just as delicious but even easier to make.
Is it spicy?
This recipe contains chipotle peppers in adobo. I don’t find it spicy, however if you are sensitive to spicy foods you can always reduce the amount of peppers you add to it.
Ingredients needed for tinga de atún
This recipe consists of a short list of simple ingredients. They include:
- canned tuna
- white onion
- garlic cloves
- roma tomatoes
- chipotle peppers in adobo
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
How to make it
Heat up the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and season with salt and pepper. Let the onion cook for about 3 minutes.
Then add the garlic and cook for another minute. Next add the tomatoes and chipotle peppers. Give it a good stir then continue to cook for 3 minutes.
Now it’s time to add the tuna. Give it another good mix, then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes.
Then serve and enjoy!
How to serve tinga de atún
This tuna tinga can be served all on it’s own. It’s absolutely delicious by itself. It can also be served with beans and warm corn tortillas.
Another one of my favorite ways to serve it is to make tuna tostadas!
However you decide to serve this easy tuna recipe it’s sure to be delicious!
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Tinga de Atún (Tuna Tinga)
Tinga de atún is a delicious and easy recipe using canned tuna.
- 12 oz canned tuna drained
- 1/2 white onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 5 roma tomatoes chopped
- 3 chipotle peppers in adobo chopped
- 2 tbs olive oil
- salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
Heat up the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 min.
Next add the garlic and cook for another min.
Then add the tomatoes and chipotle peppers. Give it a good stir and continue to cook for 3 min.
Now add the tuna and stir. Reduce heat to medium low. Cover and cook for 5 more min.
Serve and enjoy!