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Meatless Tex-Mex Chimichangas

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 218
Protein 10g
Fat 7g
Carbs 30g
Total Time

You say Tex-Mex and you have my attention. You make a healthier version of Tex-Mex and “you have me at hello.”

Putting a whole new spin on a Tex-Mex favorite, the chimichanga. We’re going to stuff our chimichanga with veggies, legumes and cauliflower rice and make it completely meatless by adding tofu.

Tofu is a great meatless option and as with any food, it’s great in moderation to compliment any healthy, non-boring diet. In general, tofu has no cholesterol, low in saturated fat, and contains high quality plant based protein.

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Meatless Tex-Mex Chimichangas

Ingredients

Ingredients for 8 chimichangas:

  • 18oz extra firm tofu (I used House Foods Organic Non-GMO Extra Firm Tofu brand)
  • 8 whole grain flour tortillas
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped Portobello mushrooms
  • 2/3 cup cauliflower rice (raw, grated cauliflower)
  • 2 chopped Roma tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup black beans (no sodium, drained)
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup vegan mozzarella
  • Seasonings:
    • 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano
    • 1 tablespoon garlic (paste, minced)
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • spray olive oil

Homemade guacamole ingredients:

  • mashed ripe avocado
  • finely diced tomato
  • diced red onion
  • chopped cumin
  • pinch of cumin
  • fresh lime, sea salt & pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Set oven to 410F.
  2. Chop tofu into small chunks and set aside in a bowl.
  3. Grate a head of raw cauliflower into a bowl in order to create cauliflower rice.
  4. Set a skillet on medium high heat and spray with coconut or olive oil. Toss in red onion, mushrooms and the seasonings. Cook until the red onion and mushrooms turn brown.
  5. Toss in cauliflower rice and chopped tofu. Stir with a spatula. As much as possible, try to sear the sides of the tofu. About 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Pour the mixture into a bowl. Then add tomatoes, black beans, vegan mozzarella and cilantro. Mix together using a spatula and ensure it is all thoroughly mixed.
  7. Scoop out about 3/4 cup of the mixture and place it the center of a tortilla. Carefully fold in the sides of the tortilla, then roll it up! Place the chimichanga in a baking pan. Repeat until all of the tortillas have been filled. Note: amounts may vary depending on the size of the tortilla used.
  8. Spray the chimichangas in the pan with olive oil so that the outside becomes crispy when baked. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 410F, or until the outside is golden brown and crispy to touch.
  9. While those are baking, prepare some homemade guacamole! Truly make this your own so use the recipe I provided merely as a guideline and season to taste.
  10. Top the freshly baked chimichangas with guacamole and cilantro and enjoy!

Approximate macros for 1 of 8 chimichangas:

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Calories
218
Protein
10g
Fat
7g
Carbs
30g
Sodium
-
Fiber
7g
Sugar
1.75g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.