By Bev on March 24, 2003
Photo by Brenda.
Photo by Brenda.
"Chimichangas any way you want them: right now or later, baked or fried. From BH&G"
Serving Size: 1 (304 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"Worked perfectly. The tortillas were a little soggy upon defrosing, but they fried up great!"
"I added more seasoning and the kids loved these."
"Great! Used leftover pork loin and simmered it in the beans and salsa for about 2 hours to really break down the meat and thicken the sauce. Left out chili peppers b/c of little kids and increased temp to 375 for 30 minutes b/c I had to put them into two 8x8 baking dishes. Put it at 400 for an additional 20 minutes and were pretty darn close to crunchiness factor of a fried chimichanga, considering the fat content wasn't there. Super solution to my Mexican craving for tonight!"
"I made these to freeze for lunches worked out awesome even though my burrito folding skills need some help."
"Made this with my daughter. We used leftover pork roast. We left out the green chilis, because one family member doesn't like them. She had some refried beans that already had cheese in them. We used those, since getting rid of leftovers was the aim of the day. Fried the chimis. Ate some, froze others. All were amazing. Guests commented that they tasted like they'd come from a good Mexican restaurant."
"Too much work for no flavor won't make again."
"Thank you I made this for dinner, I also added a can of tomatoes with chilli and paprika as well as a bunch of chopped coriander. This made 20 filled tortillas, half for dinner and the rest for the freezer. Served them with yellow rice, salsa and sour cream. Thank you for a great OAMC."
"These turned out great. I would make a couple of changes next time. I would have a can of whole black beans (instead of or 1/2 refried, 1/2 whole) and a little bit of rice in here as well. Thank you for adding the OAMC options. I have three in the freezer and I know they will come in really handy :)"
"Love it! Made them ahead of time and wrapped each up by itself. Baked them instead of frying to save time and calories. Turned out great. Have been making them and freezing for my daughter's graduation party."
"I've never made these before & this is a great way to make them, super simple & able to be done ahead of time. Canned chilli peppers not available here so just added some chopped bell peppers instead. DH says it's a winner."
"We made this to help fill up our freezer. They were easy to make and work well to freeze and eat later. I think I put too much filling in, as I only made 10 burritos instead of 16 recipe calls for..."
"Bev these were great! I used burrito sized tortillas and made 8. I froze 4 for another day. It was so nice to prep these earlier in the afternoon and when DH came home from work, I just heated up the oil and browned on all sides. I then microwaved for 1.5 minutes to make sure the filling was warm. I used a large arm roast from a quarter beef we had bought, and I had all the great pan juices left to freeze for another day. Thanks so much for sharing! Nick's mom"
"I made these last night along with spanish rice (recipe #75677) My family really enjoyed these they were great. Easy to make.My brother stopped by and had to try them, then asked for the recipe. Thanks so much for sharing these. I will be making them often."
"WOW! Thanks for another great recipe Bev. My BF & I recently went to a Mexican restaurant, as we were about to order I came down with a sudden severe migraine & we had to leave, my BF ended up getting takeaway for himself (chimichangas) & then raved for the next week about how good they were! Thankfully I found this recipe & now I know why he was raving so much - these are goooood!!"
"I made this with leftover turkey and followed Bev's instructions to the T. The filling tastes wonderful, I used a burrito seasoning mix and really packed the chimichangas, so I only ended up with 14, instead of 16. I shallow-fried half of them and then baked them for about 1/2 hour at 300°, the rest I wrapped in foil and froze...so I don't know how those will be when baked from frozen. My older (22 yo) daughter and her BF LOVED these...they're Mexican food freaks, as I and my husband are, so we decided, at the dinner table, that this deserved 5 stars! Thanks Bev for a great recipe that has already become a favorite in this house!"