These delicious and easy canned tuna tacos with chipotle mayo are a simple weeknight dinner that you can whip up in minutes.
Once upon a time, weeknights used to be relaxing, with something like a routine firmly in place. But in the last year, children's sports and activities have pretty much obliterated any trace of routine, I so heavily relied upon. Sometimes we have to eat really early, sometimes we have to eat much later. But no matter how chaotic, dinner time is sacred to me. So I've had to adjust and come up with meals that are simple, nutritious, and of course, that make sense on weeknights.
And on those nights when I haven't fully planned, I can always rely on canned tuna to come through and can make delicious canned tuna tacos with spicy and tangy mayo. Though, this tuna is quite special as I'm using a delicious organic jalapeno albacore canned tuna from my favorite Seattle-based tuna company, St. Jude.
I've had the good fortune of working with St. Jude for 5 years, and their quality never disappoints. You get the freshest, most flavorful canned tuna that has no by-catch and is high in Omega 3s.
This recipe is a quick go-to dinner that requires mostly assembly. You can also customize it and if you're grain-free, skip the corn tortillas and use a grain-free paleo version.
About This Recipe
- It's gluten-free, dairy-free
- Perfect quick weeknight dinner
- Can be made paleo with a few substitutions
- Ready in 10 minutes
Ingredients For Your Shopping List
St. Jude Japaleno Tuna
Corn tortillas or paleo grain-free tortillas
Optional toppings: additional cilantro, avocado, red cabbage, sliced jalapeno, grape tomatoes, and tomatillo salsa
Let's Make It
Step 1. Heat tuna and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Break up the pieces until you have large chunks.
Step 2. Add the corn and black beans, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, and salt and warm through for a few minutes stirring continuously. Lastly, add the honey and lime juice and mix well.
Step 3. Serve right away on your favorite tortillas with spicy mayo, red cabbage, tomatoes, avocado, jalapeno, and additional cilantro.
Top Tips + FAQs
How To Warm Corn Tortillas?
If you want a little char on the corn tortillas, place them directly on the gas hub and warm them this way for 30 seconds or until bubbly and then flip. Otherwise, you can warm them in a dry cast iron pan until they char slightly.
Can You Make This Recipe Grain Free?
Most definitely! You can skip the corn and make your own soft paleo tortillas. And if you're paleo, skip the beans too and add in any other toppings you'd like.
How Do You Make Chipotle Mayo?
Chipotle mayo is very easy to make with just 5 ingredients. You need mayo, lime, salt, smoked paprika, and chipotle powder. You can find the recipe for it here.
Can You Store Leftovers?
For this recipe, you'll get one can for two people, so I would not make any extra that you won't be using. The corn, beans, and tuna will likely dry out in the refrigerator.
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- 2 cans St. Jude Jalepno canned tuna
- 1 cup yellow or charred corn
- 1 cup back beans
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼-1/2 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup chipotle mayo
- ½ lime juiced
- 8 corn tortillas
- add-ons: red cabbage, sliced avocado, grape tomatoes and additional cilantro
- Heat tuna and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Break up the pieces until you have large chunks.
- Add the corn and black beans, cumin, chili powder, cilantro, and salt and warm through for a few minutes stirring continuously. Lastly, add the honey and lime juice and mix well.
- Serve right away on your favorite tortillas with spicy mayo, red cabbage, tomatoes, avocado, jalapeno, additional cilantro, and tomatillo salsa
1. This is a flexible recipe so feel free to add more tuna or corn and beans if you want to make a larger batch.
2. To make this a grain-free recipe, feel free to skip the corn and make your own paleo tortillas.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 729mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 8gSugar: 8gProtein: 13g