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    Chicken or Beef Chimichangas (Tex-Mex)

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    35 mins

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    20 mins

    Pneuma's Note:

    These are from the delicious TexMex cuisine that are like fried burritos. Posted for ZWT.

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    Serves: 12



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    1. 1
      In skillet, saute bacon and onions in lard for 3 minutes.
    2. 2
      Lower heat & add chilies, salt, oregano, chili powder and cilantro; simmer -3 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add cooked & shredded chicken & tomatoes. Combine well and simmer 2-3 minutes.
    4. 4
      Place 1/2 cup meat filling on each tortilla.
    5. 5
      Fold like a burrito with the ends tucked inside.
    6. 6
      Fry, seam side down, in 1/2 inch of hot oil, until mildly crispy and tan.
    7. 7
      Flip and brown other side. Drain on paper towels or strainer.
    8. 8
      Serve on a plate and top with shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa.
    9. 9
      Garnish around the chimichanga some shredded lettuce and top lettuce with chopped tomatoes and sliced black olives,.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 03, 2009


      Excellent! We had these for dinner tonight. I halved the recipe easily, using the whole can of chiles. I used ground beef. Since there were no instructions for the beef, I lightly browned it and then added the diced bacon and onions and finished until all were cooked and followed as directed. Next time I would like to use shredded chicken vs. the ground chicken and add some mexican corn. Didn't get to take pic. Very good. Made for Ausie Swap #33.

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    • on February 15, 2010


      Yum! I used happynana's suggestion of shredded chicken, and it was great! I omitted the salt (personal preference). I had a little extra filling and found that it was great over the salad as a kind of taco salad-type dish. I also garnished with some homemade guacamole. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on October 15, 2009


      Simply yummy! I had 2 of the beef and couldn't wait to have them again! I just used regular oregano because I couldn't find the Mexican. Worked great! We will have these often.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken or Beef Chimichangas (Tex-Mex)

    Serving Size: 1 (140 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 236.6
    Calories from Fat 109
    Total Fat 12.1 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 39.3 mg
    Sodium 575.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 1.8 g
    Protein 13.2 g

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