Chicken or Beef Chimichangas (Tex-Mex)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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

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.

happynana October 03, 2009

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!

Starrynews February 15, 2010

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.

LouLouIzSpoiled October 15, 2009