Tinga is a typical Mexican dish, made with shredded meat. The most popular way to prepare it is by using shredded chicken but it can also be made with beef or pork or even mushrooms for a vegetarian version. The shredded meat is cooked in a tomato, onion, and chipotle pepper salsa and is typically served on tostadas, tacos, or quesadillas. Tinga is usually accompanied by avocado, queso fresco, chopped lettuce, sour cream and/or radish.
Tinga originated in the State of Puebla in Mexico but has since been adopted and adapted by other States that have given their own twist to the recipe.
This dish is widely popular since it has simple ingredients and is also great for cooking on a budget.