Budget Meal: Loaded Tuna Burritos with Hidden Veggies

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Try these loaded tuna burritos with hidden vegetables for a quick and tasty budget meal.

try these loaded tuna burritos with hidden veggies for a quick and tasty budget meal.
Loaded tuna burritos with hidden veggies

Looking for a quick and easy mid-week meal that’s budget-friendly? These tuna burritos hit all the right notes, and they are healthy – jam-packed with hidden vegetables. The kids love them and don’t even know they are in there!

You can make the filling ahead of time, saving even more time in the evening. Just wrap, top with cheese and bake in the oven until the filling is heated through and the cheese is melted on top.

Then serve these burritos straight from the oven, maybe with a side salad, or you can ‘load’ them with your favourite toppings. In my case, I love sour cream, tomatoes, avocado (when it’s not too expensive), jalapeno peppers and lots of coriander!

Yield: 4

Loaded Tuna Burritos

try these loaded tuna burritos with hidden veggies for a quick and tasty budget meal.

Looking for a quick and easy mid-week meal on a budget? These loaded tuna burritos taste great and they are full of healthy hidden vegetables.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 2 handful of baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 440g canned tuna in spring water, drained
  • 400g canned tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 tortilla wraps
  • 50g or so of tasty cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Sauté onion in oil in a frying pan over medium heat until translucent. Add carrot and zucchini and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Add the tuna and tomatoes. Season with the salt pepper, cumin and chilli to taste.
  4. Bring to the boil and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Divide the mixture between the burritos, spooning it down the centre and wrapping the burritos.
  6. Place in an ovenproof dish, sprinkle cheese on top and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden.
  7. Serve with the sour cream and a side salad.


To load, serve topped with sour cream, chopped tomato, chopped avocado, coriander leaves and pickled jalapeno peppers.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 706Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 1407mgCarbohydrates: 90gFiber: 9gSugar: 5gProtein: 44g

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