I have a really good recipe to share today that I found on Pinterest ** (of course.) These days it seems to be the #1 place I go to for dinner and dessert ideas. This one is a keeper, especially if you're looking for a really quick dinner and you might be cooking for one. You can easily adapt this recipe to make a large quantity of chimichangas or just one or two!
In my house, I'm the only one who will eat Mexican food. Please feel bad for me.
You only need 5 ingredients:
Shredded meat - chicken or beef - or you could even substitute black beans
I did not measure anything. I only had small tortillas so I planned to make two. I was hungry. I took a heaping tablespoon of cream cheese (using the spreadable cream cheese made this really easy - glad I had it in the fridge!) and sprinkled in the taco seasoning. Added in the cheddar cheese and gave it a good stir. Then added some pre-cooked chopped/shredded chicken.
I divided the mixture in half and scooped it into the two tortillas, folded them carefully, and placed them seam-side down on a foiled and greased cookie sheet. Spray the tops of the chimichangas with cooking spray before placing them in oven. Bake at 350 degrees, for about 25-30 minutes. Be sure to flip them at 15 minutes.
Serve immediately with optional sides of sour cream and salsa.
These were absolutely delicious!! You could easily lighten these up a bit by using fat-free cream cheese and low fat cheddar ... but I used what I had on hand. I will be making these again, maybe tonight!
And in case you didn't know, this is THE BEST salsa ever made. I haven't bought grocery store salsa since discovering this deliciousness about 4 years ago. I buy it from a local Amish market near my home but apparently you can buy it online too. You're welcome. Yes, it's that good!
** I can only find a picture link to this recipe on Pinterest so I'm unsure of it's original origin. I am not taking credit for this recipe, I'm just sharing it. All pictures were taken by me.**