Now onto tonight's recipe. This is one I have been making forever. It is such a great throw together meal for a busy evening, and the leftovers make for a perfect lunch the next day. As much as I don't like the deli counter, I do happen to make this dish with deli turkey, however you can just as easily make it with a grocery store rotisserie chicken. If you are buying turkey from the deli, be sure to ask them to cut it fresh for you, that way you can avoid all the yucky stuff that grows on turkey that has been sitting out. Tonight I served it with broccoli, but sometimes I make a side salad to go with it, it just depends on what I have on hand.
Baked Turkey Chimichangas
- 1/2 lb deli turkey or rotisserie chicken
- 4 scallions, chopped
- 1 can pinto beans, drained
- 2 cups shredded cabbage (you could use coleslaw cabbage)
- 1 (8 oz) jar of salsa
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1 (6 oz) can diced green chilies
- 1/8 cup olive oil (you probably won't use all of this)
- 6 large flour tortillas (I used jalapeno cheddar wraps tonight)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Spray generously with cooking spray and set aside. In a bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients except the olive oil and the tortillas. Place a heaping mound of filling into the middle of one tortilla. Fold in the sides and then roll up and tuck the ends under. Place seam side down on the cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Brush tops of chimichangas with the olive oil (this will help them brown up in the oven). Bake for 10-15 minutes or until brown and crispy on top. Serve with a dollop of sour cream!
Until next time, happy and HEALTHY cooking and EATING!