Baked Chimichangas: Try Skinny Chimis When You're Craving Mexican Food (But Watching Your Weight) by Donna John

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3 years ago
Baked Chimichangas: Try Skinny Chimis When You're Craving Mexican Food (But Watching Your Weight)

The weight lost a couple years ago has sneaked back up on me. Here's a recipe for baked chimichangas made often at my house when the pounds were falling off. Serve with homemade guacamole and a salad

You’ll need:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small poblano pepper, chopped (use jalapenos for more spice)
  • 5 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2/3 – 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheese (Cheddar, Mexican white, Monterey Jack, Colby Jack, etc.)
  • 8-inch flour tortillas
  • optional toppings: guacamole, sliced avocado, chopped red onion, cilantro, tomato, salsa, sour cream

Here’s how to make them:

Cook the turkey, onion, poblano, garlic, chili powder, oregano and cumin in a skillet until browned.

Add the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and cook about 5 minutes.

Turn the heat off and add the cheese. Stir until melted. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray. Spoon about a 1/2 cup of the filling into the center of each tortilla.

Fold up burrito style. Spray the tops with cooking spray.

Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven until lightly browned and crisp, about 20 minutes. Top with desired toppings and serve.

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Donna John
Thank you! We had them a couple nights ago. So easy and because you don't use a packaged seasoning, low sodium. If you make them please share a photo here and let us know how they turned out for you.
Kristan Wager
Yum. Going to try these this week!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Say what?! These look amazing, Donna John . Love your photos. They make me feel like I can do this! 😀
Donna John
You CAN do it! They're so easy. It's a tweaked version of a Weight Watchers recipe.

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