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    Almost Famous Chimichangas

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    1 hr

    20 mins

    40 mins

    kitchenslave03's Note:

    From Food Network Magazine. It's supposed to be a copycat of Chi-Chi's chimichanga (baked instead of fried) with their Mexi-sauce.

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    For the Chimichangas

    For Mexi Sauce


    1. 1
      To Make Mexi-Sauce:.
    2. 2
      Saute onion and garlic in a skillet coated with cooking spray til tender. Add pinches of spices, sugar and salt and cook 30 seconds. Stir in the canned chiles and cook 2 minutes. Add broth and simmer til thickened nicely; puree. Stir in 1/4 c cilantro.
    3. 3
      To Make Chimichangas:.
    4. 4
      Preheat oven to 450. Melt the butter with 2 T oil in a skillet; transfer to a bowl. Heat remaining oil in the skillet. Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeno and cook til soft, about 3 minutes. Add chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and 1 t kosher salt. Toast 30 seconds. Add the tomato and cilantro and cook til slightly dry, about 2 minutes. Stir in the chicken and sour cream and warm through. Remove from heat.
    5. 5
      Brush a rimmed baking sheet with some of the butter-oil mixture. Spread about 2 T beans down the center of each tortilla, leaving 2" border on both ends. Top with 1 c chicken mixture and 1/4 cheese. Fold in ends and roll up.
    6. 6
      Put chimichangas seam side down on the baking sheet; brush them with the butter-oil mixture. Bake 8-10 min per side, brushing again after you flip. Top with sauce, more cheese, lettuce and tomato. Great served with mexican rice and more beans.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 19, 2013


      Outstanding. Even my husband loved, and he is not a big fan of Mexican food.

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    Nutritional Facts for Almost Famous Chimichangas

    Serving Size: 1 (440 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 694.1
    Calories from Fat 349
    Total Fat 38.8 g
    Saturated Fat 13.6 g
    Cholesterol 47.8 mg
    Sodium 1362.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 66.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 10.7 g
    Sugars 8.5 g
    Protein 22.6 g

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