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Tinga de Atún (Tuna Tinga)

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, beans and a tortilla on a black plate.

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.

Onion, garlic, tomato and chipotle peppers in a skillet.

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!

Tuna tinga mixture in a skillet.

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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A tuna tostada on a black plate
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Tinga de Atún (Tuna Tinga)

Tinga de atún is a delicious and easy recipe using canned tuna.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword tinga de atún, tuna tinga
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 168 kcal
Author carissa

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Heat up the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 3 min.

  2. Next add the garlic and cook for another min.

  3. Then add the tomatoes and chipotle peppers. Give it a good stir and continue to cook for 3 min.

  4. Now add the tuna and stir. Reduce heat to medium low. Cover and cook for 5 more min.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Tinga de Atún (Tuna Tinga)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 191mg8%
Potassium 360mg10%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 695IU14%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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LizaJo

Tuesday 13th of February 2024

You had me at tuna and Roma tomatoes! I love those two foods together! I do have 1 question: Since the tomatoes will be cooked, could I use a can of [drained] petite diced Roma tomatoes? Contadina brand sells petite diced canned Roma tomatoes that I use to make a cold tuna, tomato and cracker salad, and I just love the flavor.

Carissa

Wednesday 14th of February 2024

I haven’t tried it but I don’t see why you couldn’t.

LizaJo

Tuesday 13th of February 2024

You had me at tuna and Roma tomatoes! I love those two foods together! I do have 1 question: Since the tomatoes will be cooked, could I use a can of [drained] petite diced Roma tomatoes? Contadina brand sells petite diced canned Roma tomatoes that I use to make a cold tuna, tomato and cracker salad, and I just love the flavor.

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