Get ready to delight your family with our Flavorful Low-Point Beef and Cheese Chimichanga recipe! This beloved dish is a surefire hit at the dinner table and will quickly become a favorite in your household. With its delicious flavors and friendly ingredients, you can enjoy this satisfying meal without any guilt. Follow our simple instructions to whip up these delightful chimichangas for your next family dinner.

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  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 can (16 ounces) fat-free refried beans
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 12 large low-carb flour tortillas (approximately 8 inches in diameter), warmed
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) sliced jalapeño peppers, drained
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded


In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the extra lean ground beef until fully browned. Drain any excess fat.
Stir in the fat-free refried beans, chopped onion, 1/4 cup of tomato sauce, chili powder, minced garlic, and ground cumin into the cooked ground beef. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
Lay out the warmed tortillas on a clean surface. Spoon approximately 1/4 cup of the beef and bean mixture onto each tortilla, slightly off-center.
Fold the edge of each tortilla closest to the filling over the mixture. Then, fold in the left and right sides, and roll it up tightly to form a chimichanga. Secure each chimichanga with toothpicks to hold them together.
In a small saucepan, combine the diced green chilies, sliced jalapeño peppers, and the remaining tomato sauce. Heat the mixture over low heat until warmed through.
Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Place the chimichangas in the skillet, seam side down, and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy.
Once cooked, remove the chimichangas from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
Sprinkle the shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese over the top of each chimichanga.
Serve the chimichangas with the spicy sauce on the side or drizzle it over the top, as desired.
Indulge in the savory goodness of our Flavorful Low-Point Beef and Cheese Chimichanga, and watch as your family falls in love with this delicious dish all over again. Enjoy!