Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
While the WW recipe was good, I wanted to change it just a bit to suite my own preferences. Here's what I came up with.
- 1⁄2 lb ground turkey breast
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons diced green chilies
- 1⁄3 cup fat free cheese (your choice)
- 4 (8 inch) whole wheat tortillas
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
- Spray a skillet with nonstick spray; set over medium-high heat.
- Add the turkey, onion, garlic, chili powder, oregano, and cumin and cook until the turkey is done.
- Add the tomato sauce and the chiles; bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the flavors are blended and the mixture thickens, 5 minutes or so.
- Remove from the heat and stir in 1/2 the cheddar cheese.
- Wrap the tortillas in foil and place in the oven to warm for 10 minutes.
- Spoon about 1/2 cup of the filling into the center of each tortilla.
- Fold in the sides, then roll to enclose the filling.
- Place the chimichangas, seam-side down, on the baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the other 1/2 of the cheese on top.
- Bake until golden, 15 minutes or so. Enjoy!
These were excellant, made them for PAC fall 2008, supper tonight. Delicious and just the right amount of heat. I used whole wheat tortillas and ground lean turkey meat, didn't have any chilies in so used a jalepeno pepper to replace them, seemed to work fine. Loved the spices and herbs, very tastey. Also used light cheddar cheese because that was what I have in.Forgot to put the no fat sour cream out 'til the last minute, so it dosen't show in the photos. Enjoyed our supper very much, seved with a simple lettuce/tomamto/onion salad. Thanks for posting , I will make them again.
This is almost like the chimichanga recipe I use!! I use my homemade enchilada sauce instead of tomato sauce, and lean ground turkey or shredded chicken. I still use the addtional seasonings, though-and add some hot sauce for a kick. I use reduced fat mexican cheese & don't put any on top to save more calories. This is a fabulous variation & I totally recommend it to anyone!