Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Recipe name: Chimichangas
source: made it up with inspiration from a Weight Watchers Recipe (and of course, this dish is NOT low calorie!)
Cookbook date: July 7th
Date prepared: July 7th

12 oz ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp minced garlic
3/4 cup salsa (I used Emeril's medium Southwestern salsa)
1/8 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried cilantro
8 (6 inch) flour tortillas
3/4 can of refried beans
1 mounded cup of cheese (prefer monterey jack or pepper jack)

1. Preheat oven to 475ยบ F. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large skillet brown meat and onion. Stir in garlic, salsa, chili powder and cilantro. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Spread a tablespoon of refried beans in each tortilla. Spoon 1/4 cup meat mixture into center of each tortilla. Sprinkle cheese on top of meat mixture. Wrap up the tortilla like a burrito. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.

Serves 4 (2 each)

These were totally simple and very delicious. They also make great leftovers for work. I found that these could be eaten without a knife and fork if given enough time to cool off. Definitely give these a try (that means you, Natalie! I promise you will like this recipe!)

The next time I make these, I'm going to make a large batch and stash several in the freezer for last minute lunches to take to work.



Bella said...

Those look really good! Thanks for sharing :)

Feed the Moose said...

Thanks for posting on my blog! I hope you try them and enjoy them as much as I did.