Susan's Turkey Chimichangas

Susan's Turkey Chimichangas Recipe

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Susan Roither


Discovered this out of an old 17 magazine when I was a teen, I started making this for Mexican night when I was a newlywed. My husband I would have friends over and I would always have to make sure I would send left overs home with them. Now when I make then I make a triple batch, freeze then and when we see friends and family they love the food gift.


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35 Min
45 Min


  • 2 lb
    ground turkey meat
  • 1 jar(s)
    your favorite salsa
  • 2 1/4 oz
    taco seasoning mix
  • 2 pkg
    flour tortillas (10 inches in diameter
  • 1 c
    canola oil (you may need more later) divided
  • 1 can(s)
    refried beans fat free
  • 2 c
    mexican blend shredded cheese divided
  • 1 jar(s)
    sour cream, fat-free

How to Make Susan's Turkey Chimichangas


  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees, brown up turkey and add taco seasoning and cook according to seasoning directions.
  2. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat shells on both sides with oil, stack and wrap in tin foil. Place shells in oven and heat for 12 min. When you remove the shells, keep oven at 350.
  3. For assembling: imagine center line of shell, spoon 1 table spoon of beans, 3tbs of meat, 1tbs salsa, sprinkle cheese and fold into center line tuck in corners the fold the rest.
  4. Once assembling is done you want to add rest oil to skillet over medium-high heat. When hot enough fry each side of chimi for 1 minute (until golden brown) drain on paper towel and put onto foil line baking sheet.
    **Special note, after frying and once chimi is cool you may store the extra in freezer bags and freeze them for guest or later meals...
  5. Once frying is done, sprinkle more salsa on top and rest of cheese then bake for 15 min. until cheese is melted.

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About Susan's Turkey Chimichangas

Course/Dish: Turkey
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Healthy

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