Low Fat Chimichanga Recipe

Low fat chimichanga recipe is a delicious meal and is also low in calories.  Chimichanga is excellent to make for a family dinner or prepare them for a party.  This recipe is a healthier version of chimichanga as they are oven-baked instead of deep fried.  Even though they are not fried, they are still Crispy and delicious.

This low fat chimichanga recipe and photo were shared with my by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA.

Low Fat Chimichangas on a white plate

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Check out all of Linda’s Beef Recipes using various cuts of beef.

Low-Fat Chimichanga Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Low-Fat Chimichanga Recipe
Servings: 8 chimichangas
Calories: 323 kcal
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat a 13x9-inch baking dish with vegetable spray.  

  2. In a large frying pan over medium heat, brown ground beef; add refried beans, salsa, chile peppers, chili powder, and onion; cook until heated through.  Stir in Jalapeno Jack cheese.

  3. Wrap tortillas in paper toweling and warm in microwave.  Spoon 1/2 cup of beef mixture onto each tortillas.  Fold in sides and roll up.  Place in prepared baking dish.  

  4. Bake, uncovered, approximately 20 minutes or until crisp and golden.  

  5. Remove from oven and serve with additional salsa and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts
Low-Fat Chimichanga Recipe:
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 323 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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