My oldest son, like many teens, loves Taco Bell. I remember loving it as a teen. It’s inexpensive, easy and filling. Most importantly, it’s Mexican. While he prefers Chipotle or other higher end Mexican food, Taco Bell is within his budget, close by and fast. As a mom, while I can appreciate all those qualities, I’d prefer he’d eat something a bit healthier. Therefore, when I saw a recipe for baked Chimichanga’s on pinterest, I immediatley repinned it.

Of course as tasty as the original recipe sounded, I felt like it could use a little cleaning up. The original recipe called for cream cheese and pepper jack which adds too much fat and calories for my taste. I changed a few things to lighten it up and it was just as delicious, but much more nutritious! I make a big batch of these babies, wrap them up, freeze and my son has lunch anytime he wants.

Bailey's Baked Chimichanga's
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I started with a great idea from pinterest, did my magic and made it healthier for an easy, grab and go, teen friendly lunch. These little babies not only make a healthy alternative for lunches, but is a great, reheat-able meal anytime. Who needs Taco Bell!!
Servings Prep Time
10 15
Cook Time
30 min.
Servings Prep Time
10 15
Cook Time
30 min.
Bailey's Baked Chimichanga's
Print Recipe
I started with a great idea from pinterest, did my magic and made it healthier for an easy, grab and go, teen friendly lunch. These little babies not only make a healthy alternative for lunches, but is a great, reheat-able meal anytime. Who needs Taco Bell!!
Servings Prep Time
10 15
Cook Time
30 min.
Servings Prep Time
10 15
Cook Time
30 min.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Brown ground turkey over medium heat.
  3. Add taco seasoning.
  4. Rinse and drain beans. Smash lightly if black beans.
  5. Spread a spoonful of beans onto flour tortilla. Follow with a spoonful of turkey, sprinkling of cheese and some salsa.
  6. Fold sides of tortilla in and then fold over. Spray both sides of chimi with cooking spray. This will help it be nice and golden. Place on cookie sheets. Repeat with remainder of tortillas.
  7. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Turn over and bake and additional 15 min. until golden on both sides. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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