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tuna & beans

Chilli Con ‘Tuna’ (tuna & beans)

Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword 30-minutes, beans, chilli oil, sour cream, tuna
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 1 large onion peeled & chopped
  • 2 medium cans tuna in spring water, not drained (200g / 7oz) each
  • 1 can tomatoes (400g / 14oz)
  • 1 can beans (400g / 14oz), drained
  • 1-2 teaspoons dried chilli flakes or chilli powder
  • 1 cup sour cream to serve
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley or coriander cilantro, to serve


  1. Heat a good glug of olive oil in a large pan. Add onion and cook over a medium heat until soft. About 10 minutes.
  2. Add tuna and canning liquid, tomatoes, drained beans and chilli.
  3. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until everything is hot.
  4. Taste and season with salt and pepper and more chilli, if needed.
  5. Serve with a generous dollop of sour cream and a few handfuls fresh coriander (cilantro) or flat leaf parsley leaves.