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Mexican Food Lovers Rejoice with Low-Carb Chimichangas!

Keto Chimichangas

yield: 2 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 15 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 2 low carb tortillas (Such as Mama Lupe's)
  • 2/3 cup cooked taco seasoned ground beef cooked & warm
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese, divided (I used a Mexican blend cheese.)
  • 4 tablespoons red enchilada sauce

Directions

1

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

2

To each tortilla, spoon 1/3 cup taco seasoned meat, 1 tablespoon salsa, and 1 tablespoon shredded cheese down the center. Fold in sides, and wrap into a burrito.

3

In a pan on the stove, heat coconut oil to medium heat. Add the burritos, and pan fry for 30-60 seconds on all sides, until browned and slightly crispy. Drain on a paper towel covered plate.

4

Transfer to an oven safe pan or dish. Top each with two tablespoons of enchilada sauce, and remaining shredded cheese.

5

Bake in the oven for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve warm. One chimichanga per serving size.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 2 servings, Serving Size: 1 chimichanga
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445, Total Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 5g, Net Carbohydrates: 5g, Total Fat: 36g, Protein: 23g

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keto chimichangas mexican food – chimichangas in a pan

Love Chimichangas?

These chimichangas are a GAME CHANGER! While the low-carb wheat tortillas might be an issue for some keto dieters (YMMY), my family loved them! These are seriously delicious and a nice change of pace if you’re missing soft flour tortillas.

keto chimichangas mexican food – The ingredients on the counter to make the chimichangas

Tortillas are LIFE!

To cut carbs, we need a great low carb tortilla – and Mama Lupe’s brand is a yummy option, coming in at just 3 net carbs per tortilla. They’re soft and taste super similar to a traditional flour tortilla. You can use these tortillas for burritos, tacos, wraps, or even fry them for chips and tostada shells! YUM!

Check out the 5-star reviews on these tortillas:

The Mama Lupe’s tortillas are an excellent addition to your diet arsenal! Low in both calories (60 each) and carbs (3 g net carbs) and high in fiber they can be used just like regular tortillas. They lend themselves quite well to dessert-type dishes–try filling one with sugar-free pie filling, rolling it up like a burrito and heating through.

I honestly could not tell a difference from the taste of these tortillas as compared to high carb tortillas. If you are counting carbs, I highly recommend these. I was expecting them to have that cardboard taste and was pleasantly surprised. These will be a staple in my pantry.


keto chimichangas mexican food – assembling the chimichangas

Chimis are EASY to make!

As for the process, keto chimichangas are simple to make at home. You can use shredded beef or chicken, however, I used some taco spiced ground beef. Check out this homemade taco seasoning if you’re interested in making your own (it’s delicious)!

To my tortilla, I added some meat, a little bit of salsa, and cheese and folded it like a burrito. Then, on the stove, I just heated some coconut oil, and I pan-fried the burrito until browned and a little crispy. If you want to brush some oil on the tortilla and place in your air fryer instead, that’d be awesome, too!

The last step is just melting some enchilada sauce and cheese on top in the oven. Easy and muy delicioso! 

keto chimichangas mexican food – Cooked in a pan


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Keto Chimichangas

yield: 2 SERVINGS

prep time: 5 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 15 MINUTES

Pan fry a burrito into a delicious keto friendly chimichanga!

Ingredients

  • 2 low carb tortillas (Such as Mama Lupe's)
  • 2/3 cup cooked taco seasoned ground beef cooked & warm
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese, divided (I used a Mexican blend cheese.)
  • 4 tablespoons red enchilada sauce

Directions

1

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

2

To each tortilla, spoon 1/3 cup taco seasoned meat, 1 tablespoon salsa, and 1 tablespoon shredded cheese down the center. Fold in sides, and wrap into a burrito.

3

In a pan on the stove, heat coconut oil to medium heat. Add the burritos, and pan fry for 30-60 seconds on all sides, until browned and slightly crispy. Drain on a paper towel covered plate.

4

Transfer to an oven safe pan or dish. Top each with two tablespoons of enchilada sauce, and remaining shredded cheese.

5

Bake in the oven for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve warm. One chimichanga per serving size.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 2 servings, Serving Size: 1 chimichanga
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445, Total Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 5g, Net Carbohydrates: 5g, Total Fat: 36g, Protein: 23g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

keto chimichangas mexican food – Cut in half to show the inside of the chimichanga

Ok, this idea is keto Mexican food heaven!

If you’ve been avoiding Mexican food thinking it can’t be keto friendly, make this ASAP. I think you’ll love it as a yummy quick lunch or dinner! I loved the taste and texture, as it’s cheesy and crunchy, and the added enchilada sauce is perfection!


Up Next: Make these scrumptious taco-filled breadsticks!

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Comments 6

  1. KELLY

    Great recipe!, how about a keto chalupa supreme & keto quesadilla recipes.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Great suggestions! Thanks for sharing 👍

  2. Amy

    These may be lower carb, but they’re definitely not keto approved because of the ingredients in them. No soy or wheat flour allowed in my diet or the inflammation comes back with a vengeance!

    Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour, Wheat Gluten, Corn Starch, Oat Fiber, Soy Flour, Soy Oil, Isolated Soy Protein, Sesame Flour, Water, Vegetable Shortening (Soybean Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Vegetable Mono and Diglycerides, Citric Acid), Calcium Sulfate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Dextrose, Salt, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Propionate, Calcium Propionate, Potassium Sorbate, Sucralose, Cellulose Gum, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Fumaric Acid, and Dough Conditioner (Sodium Metabisulfite).

    • Marley (Sister Sidekick)

      Hi Amy. I definitely agree that for some keto-ers wheat and soy products can create tummy troubles or may have a negative effect on ketone levels. At Hip2Keto we always recommend a you-do-you approach to keto diet considerations. Thank you so much for your feedback and happy keto-ing!

  3. Kelli

    How long and what temp would you cook these in the Air Fryer?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Great question! It looks like you can cook them for about 6-7 minutes in a pre heated air fryer. Be sure to put them in seam side down. You can always check your Air Fryer manual to be certain on what temperature might be best. Hope that helps!

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