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Keto Mexican Chimichangas


For the Filling:

  • 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

For the Chimichangas:

  • 4 low-carb tortillas (look for ones made with almond flour or coconut flour)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or avocado oil

Optional Toppings:

  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced jalapeños


For the Filling:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground meat until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add chopped onion, minced garlic, and jalapeño pepper to the skillet. Cook for a few minutes until the vegetables are softened.
  3. Stir in the ground cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Cook for another minute to let the spices infuse.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes and cook for a few more minutes until heated through.
  5. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the chopped cilantro and shredded cheese. Set aside.

For Assembling the Chimichangas:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Warm the low-carb tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave for a few seconds to make them pliable.
  3. Spoon a portion of the filling mixture onto the center of each tortilla.
  4. Fold in the sides of the tortilla and then roll it up from the bottom, creating a burrito-like shape.
  5. Place the rolled chimichangas seam-side down on a baking sheet.
  6. Brush the chimichangas with melted butter or avocado oil to help them crisp up in the oven.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the tortillas are golden and crisp.
  8. Serve with your choice of optional toppings like sour cream, guacamole, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, and jalapeños.

Enjoy your keto-friendly Mexican Chimichangas! Adjust the filling and toppings to your taste preferences.

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