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Baked Chimichangas

Baked Chimichangas

Oxmoor House JANUARY 1994

  • Yield: 12 servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean boneless pork
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried whole oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 12 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 12 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 3/4 cup nonfat sour cream alternative
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 3/4 cup commercial no-salt-added salsa

Preparation

Trim fat from pork; cut pork into 2-inch pieces. Combine pork, water, and next 5 ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Uncover; cook over medium-low heat 1 hour or until liquid evaporates. Remove from heat; shred meat with 2 forks. Stir in tomato sauce, chiles, cheese, and green onions.

Wrap tortillas in aluminum foil; heat at 350° for 15 minutes. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, coat both sides of tortilla with cooking spray. Spoon about 1/3 cup meat mixture just below center of tortilla. Fold over left and right sides of tortilla to partially enclose filling. Fold remaining edges to form a rectangle, and secure with a wooden pick. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas and meat mixture. Place filled tortillas on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until crisp. Remove wooden picks. Place 1 cup lettuce on each of 12 plates; top with chimichangas. Combine sour cream and hot sauce. Top each chimichanga with sour cream mixture and salsa.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 391
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 12.5g
  • Saturated fat: 4.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 25.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 47.4g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 52mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Calcium: 0.0mg
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