Chicken or Beef Chimichangas (Tex-Mex)

Total Time
35mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
20 mins

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

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Ingredients

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Directions

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

5 5

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.

5 5

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!

5 5

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.