Quick and Easy Tuna and Mushroom Sisig Recipe Hack

February 19, 2021

If you love sisig, you will like this version of tuna and mushroom sisig which is hearty, delicious, and definitely simple to make.

This quick and easy tuna and mushroom sisig recipe hack is tasty, crunchy, and definitely satisfying. We love tuna sisig at home because we feel that it’s a healthier alternative to pork sisig without compromising flavor and texture. However, restaurant-bought tuna sisig is expensive so we can’t have it anytime we want to.

Tuna and mushroom sisig recipe

Quick and Easy Tuna and Mushroom Sisig Recipe Hack

    With this tuna and mushroom sisig recipe hack, we can enjoy our favorite tuna sisig right at the comfort of our own home. What’s great about this recipe is that it tastes almost as good as its pricey restaurant counterpart.

    How we discovered this tuna and mushroom sisig recipe hack

    The idea to make tuna sisig came when we accidentally toasted the tuna that we were to put to our omelet.

    I would usually put an entire can of tuna in the pan, including the oil, and simmer it slowly until the liquid evaporated. We found that it yielded a more flavorful tuna meat, which we then add to our omelet.

    However, I simmered it too long on one occasion so the tuna meat became a little toasted. Long story short, the toasted tuna tasted delicious and that gave me an idea to sauté it in garlic and onions.

    And because we love mushrooms at home, I added chopped canned mushrooms to the tuna and toasted them together to make it heartier. A few small modifications later on and my tuna and mushroom sisig recipe hack was born.

    What you will need to make this tuna and mushroom sisig

    For a tuna sisig serving for two, you will need two cans of tuna (I like to use Century Tuna). It can either be plain or spicy. Don’t use the flavored variants i.e. adobo or caldereta as your tuna sisig might become too salty. For the mushrooms, you can use a can of any brand of canned button mushrooms.

    Chopped button mushrooms
    Photo by Katerina Holmes from Pexels

    You will also need about two tablespoons of cooking oil, a tablespoon of unsalted butter or margarine, a clove of garlic, one large red onion, two pieces of green chili, a piece or two of calamansi depending on your choice, and crushed pepper. You can add an egg but we prefer not to.

    For the kitchen equipment, you will need a non-stick frying pan, a spatula, a plate, a knife, and a chopping board.

    How to make tuna and mushroom sisig

    If you have a lot of time to spare, you can put two entire cans of tuna, liquid and all, in a pan with hot oil. Roughly chop the mushrooms and add them to the tuna in the pan. 

    Tuna and mushroom sisig hack
    This photo of my tuna and mushroom sisig may not be the prettiest but it's definitely delicious

    Allow the liquid to evaporate and wait until the tuna meat and mushroom are toasted. If you want it truly quick and easy, drain as much liquid as you can from the tuna and toast the meat in a pan with hot oil.

    While you are waiting for the tuna meat and mushroom to brown, chop the garlic, onions, and green chilies.

    Remove the tuna and mushroom from the pan once you get the desired brownness or texture. Set it aside on a plate.

    In the same pan, heat a tablespoon of oil, add the onions, and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and green chilies, then add the tuna and mushroom.

    Add the calamansi juice, and then the margarine or butter. Wait for the margarine or butter to melt, then turn off the heat and add crushed black pepper. Serve it with rice.

    You can also use this to make tuna and mushroom sisig fried rice. To two cups of leftover rice, add about one-fourth of the tuna sisig and then fry it in the same pan where you cooked the sisig. Top it with sliced scrambled eggs and serve.

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    Quick and easy tuna and mushroom sisig.

    • 2 cans of Century Tuna
    • 1 can of button mushrooms, chopped
    • a clove of garlic, chopped
    • 1 large red onion, minced
    • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
    • a tablespoon of unsalted butter or margarine
    • 2 pieces green chili, sliced
    • 2 pieces calamansi
    • crushed black pepper


    1. Toast the tuna and chopped mushrooms in a pan with hot oil. Set aside
    2. In the same pan, cook the onions, garlic, and chilies in hot oil.
    3. When the onions, garlic, and chilies are soft and wilted, add the toasted tuna and mushrooms.
    4. Add the calamansi juice and margarine or butter.
    5. When the margarine or butter has melted, remove from heat, sprinkle with crushed black pepper, and serve. Enjoy!


    This tuna and mushroom sisig is fast and easy to make. It’s delicious and satisfying and will be loved by everybody in your home. It’s also a lot more pocket-friendly as compared to tuna sisig bought from restaurants.

    How to cook tuna and mushroom sisig

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