This is out of my Weight Watchers cookbook called "Take-Out Tonight!" This is an excellent low fat chimchangas recipe. It is baked, instead of deep-fried. The burrito comes out crispy with a moist and flavorful filling. This has 4 points per serving. You can top these chimichangas with your favorite salsa and, for an extra 1 point per serving, 2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream.
- 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 mild green chilies, chopped
- 1⁄3 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
- 4 (8 inch) fat free tortillas, flour
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Spray a nonstick baking sheet with nonstick spray; set aside.
- Spray a medium nonstick skillet with nonstick spray; set over medium-high heat.
- Add the turkey, onion, garlic, chili powder, oregano, and cumin.
- Cook, breaking up the turkey with a wooden spoon until browned, about 6 miuntes.
- Stir in 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, slightly, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the cheddar cheese.
- Meanwhile, 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.
- Lightly spray the tops of the tortillas with nonstick spray.
- Bake until golden and crisp, about 20 miuntes.
- Do not turn.
These were good, I used hot salsa because I forgot to buy tomoato sauce, I did think they were better the next day as leftovers. Dh didn't like them but he is not to big on turkey. Thanks!!
I was not a big fan of these. They just didn't have a very good taste to them. I'm not sure what would help with the flavor, though. I would highly consider eating them with salsa...at the very least.
This was a great technique and I liked the filling as well. The ground turkey was well disguised so no worries there for those who aren't keen on it. I used the turkey this time but more often have beef on hand so will try that in the future. Like others I used salsa (home canned) in place of the sauce and green chiles. We can't have cheese and I didn't have a replacement on hand so I blended some pinto beans and added between 1/4 to 1/2 cup to the mix. It did the trick! I also made my own tortillas out of Graham Flour Substitute. There was enough filling for 5 chimis. Going forward I will double the recipe and freeze the extra.