Chicken or Beef Chimichangas (Tex-Mex)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Pneuma

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

Top Review by happynana

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

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,.

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