Saturday, January 24, 2009
I was pleasantly surprised at how much more everyone enjoyed this new healthier version of this meal. All that without beef or deep fat frying...I'll be making them again soon!
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The ingredients: 1 lb. ground turkey
1 small red onion, diced
1 can (4-ounces) green chilies
1 green or red pepper, diced
1 tsp. chili powder
1 cup salsa
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
10 medium sized tortillas
cooking spray (like Pam)
garnishments of your choice (sour cream, salsa, guacamole)
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Saute ground turkey, onion, and green pepper until turkey is cooked through. Drain and add salsa, chilies, and chili powder. Cook until heated through (about 3 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
Assemble chimichangas by placing about 1/4 cup of filling in each tortilla, then tuck in the sides and roll. Place in lightly greased 9x13" pan, then spray each chimichanga with a light layer of Pam. Cook for 20 minutes. Then turn the oven to broil and allow the top to brown for one minute (watch very closely so they don't burn). Remove pan from oven, flip each chimichanga upside down and brown the other side under the broiler too.
Serve with the garnishments of your choice. We like sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.