Makeover Turkey Chimichangas

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! 

Click here for printable recipe.  

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.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Anonymous,  October 20, 2010 at 9:59 AM  

Made this with chicken,didn't have a red onion, used a yellow one instead, also had a whole wheat tortillas and my finicky 4 yr. old said "yummy" and the two year devoured it. Thanks for the idea...very good...definitely a keeper.

Mika,  January 21, 2011 at 5:55 PM  

Used this one tonight but I added corn to it and also used the pioneer women's salsa. I'm pretty sure there won't be any left for leftovers. Thanks Lara.

Kim February 29, 2012 at 11:35 AM  

Made last night for three families. No leftovers!!! Thanks again Laura!

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My name is Lara and while I'm definitely not a gourmet cook, I do love preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family. Finding new recipes to try and sharing the ones we've already fallen in love with is a passion I've had since college and the reason why I've started this blog! With five kids, I'm usually in a hurry, so you'll find most of these recipes kid friendly and simple to make.

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