Saturday, January 5, 2008

Skinny Chimis

Another great creation from Take Out Tonight! :o) We both liked this recipe, me more so than my husband but I think that with a little extra spice, it would be perfect! Spraying the tortillas with a little Pam made them perfectly crunchy, it was just as if we fried them. Definitely give this one a try if you are looking for a POINT friendly Mexican dish, just add a little more spice to it (chili powder or green chiles). My changes in listed in green.

Skinny Chimis
(source: Take Out Tonight)

1/2 lb lean ground turkey I used 1lb of lean ground beef
2 tbsp diced green chiles I'd add a little more
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder I would add a little more
8 oz tomato sauce
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup low fat cheddar cheese I used Mexican blend
1 garlic clove, minced
4 fat free tortillas

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook turkey (or hamburger) in skillet that is lightly sprayed with Pam. Add garlic, cumin, chili powder, chiles, tomato sauce and oregano and simmer for about 5 minutes, until the sauce thickens a bit.

On a Pam sprayed cookie sheet, fill each tortilla with a good scoop of goo (I had extra since I used extra meat but try to keep it as even as possible). Roll the tortilla up, pushing in the sides then rolling it. They will be thick and that is ok! Spray the tops of the tortillas so they glisten and bake about 20 minutes or until crisp.

These will be like little saunas inside, very very HOT! They are oh so good though! I served this with fat free refried beans topped with a little cheese. So tastey!

POINTS for Original Recipe with Turkey: 4 POINTS per Chimi
POINTS for My Recipe: 6 POINTS per Chimi


Jennifer said...

I tried these and they were delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Wow, those look really yummy! ... I'll need to try making those sometime.

Also, Wheeler's wanted to invite you to a "chocoholic"-themed ice cream tasting party at Little Cakes Art Gallery in NYC.

There will be several different varieties of non-dairy chocolate ice cream (including Wheeler's favorite, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, as well as Vanilla and Pumpkin flavors in case you're not such a huge chocolate fan) all put together in a lovely little tasting party held at Little Cakes.

Here are all of the details:
Little Cakes Art Gallery
625 East 6th Street #1B
New York, NY, 10009

This Sunday, January 20th from 1-3PM.

RSVP if you can make it! Give us a shout on our email: or call 617-216-9087.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

MrsPresley said...

i love these! i am pretty sure it is the same recipe that is in my blog, since i got that recipe from my friend who was on WW. if you leave them in the oven longer, they will brown more and be even crunchier :)

kellypea said...

Mexican food is a favorite of ours, but living in Southern California, it's no surprise. I'm the one who should be counting points! I'm so weak. Anyway, saw you on the February list of those new to the Daring Bakers. Welcome!