Created by: TeresaS
Created on February 3, 2017
"This is baked, instead of deep-fried. The burrito comes out crispy with a moist and flavorful filling. You can top these chimichangas with your favorite salsa and sour cream. Use low fat ingredients to make an excellent low fat chimi."
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Prep Time: 15mPT15M
Cook Time: 40mPT40M
Love that these chimichangas are baked! Doubled the recipe and used part Mexican chili powder and Ancho chili powder for a wonderful heat. Served these with sour cream and chipotle hot sauce. We all really enjoyed our dinner! Thanks for sharing.... Read more
- 1/2 pound ground beef (or shredded)
- 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 can (8 ounce) tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons green chilies (chopped mild chilies)
- 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 (204 grams) flour tortillas (8 inch)
What You Will Need
No special items needed.
Preheat the oven to 350°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 beef, onion, garlic, chili powder, oregano, and cumin.
Cook, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon until browned, about 6 minutes.
Drain off any grease.
Stir in the tomato sauce and the chilies; 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 minutes.
Do not turn.
- Serving Size: 1 (447.7 g)
- Calories 645.1
- Total Fat - 25.7 g
- Saturated Fat - 9.3 g
- Cholesterol - 111.4 mg
- Sodium - 981.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 62.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 11.2 g
- Sugars - 10 g
- Protein - 43.4 g
- Calcium - 319.2 mg
- Iron - 7 mg
- Vitamin C - 16.2 mg
- Thiamin - 0.3 mg