Low Fat Chimichangas

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READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by ms mcd

This is a WONDERFUL and LOWFAT recipe adapted from a Southern Living cookbook. It is so quick and simple!! The chimichangas are CRISPY and delicious!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) can fat-free refried beans
  • 1 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning (Old El Paso is best)
  • tortilla
  • Pam cooking spray
  • garnishes of choice lettuce, salsa, fat free sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix beans, cheese, and taco seasoning thoroughly.
  3. Microwave the tortillas for a short period to soften.
  4. Place a large spoonful of mixture in center of tortilla.
  5. Fold top down and bottom up, then fold sides over, into the shape of a chimichanga.
  6. Place toothpicks into chimichangas to keep tortillas closed.
  7. Spray both sides of chimichangas with Pam cooking spray (generic cooking spray works, but does not produce as crisp a result).
  8. Place chimichangas on a nonstick cookie sheet or a sheet lined with foil.
  9. Place chimichangas in the oven for 8 minutes.
  10. Remove toothpicks and turn chimichangas to other side; bake for another 5 minutes.
  11. Adjust cooking time as needed to obtain a crispy outside.
  12. Garnish as desired.

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