Baked Chimichangas with Nopales and Poblano

Low fat because you bake them! Nopales are a type of cactus that you can purchase in the Mexican food section in a jar.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 chimichangas


  • cooking spray

  • 1 poblano chile - halved, seeded, and thinly sliced

  • ½ medium onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ cups jarred nopales, thinly sliced

  • 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, or to taste

  • 1 cup salsa, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Add poblano chile, onion, and nopales in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until chile and onion are soft, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Place 4 tortillas on a microwave-safe plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Heat until soft, about 30 seconds. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

  4. Place 1 tortilla on a work surface. Spoon 2 tablespoons each of nopales mixture, Monterey Jack cheese, and black beans on top and fold in sides. Place chimichanga on the prepared baking sheet seam-side down. Repeat with remaining fillings and tortillas.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, turning halfway through, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
11g Fat
37g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 641mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 173mg 13%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 353mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.