tuna empanada


One of the most popular recipes with different variations, which can be found in many bakeries all over the Region of Valencia. It is a baked dough stuffed with a delicious mixture of tomatoes, eggs and tuna.


  • 1 kg flour

  • 1/2 litre olive oil

  • 1/2 kg onions

  • 1/2 kg ripe tomatoes

  • 125g tinned tuna chunks

  • 1 hard boiled egg

  • salt to taste


  • Mix the flour and salt in a bowl. Pour in hot olive oil. If the mixture is too dry, add some boiling water.

  • To prepare the tomato mixture, lightly fry the onion, tomatoes and add the shredded tuna. 

  • When the mixture is properly fried, add the hard boiled egg in small pieces.

  • Spread a layer of dough over a greased baking tray. Spoon on the tomato mixture and cover with another layer of dough. Bake in the oven until golden brown.