Bacon Chimichanga

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READY IN: 27mins
SERVES: 1-2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Chimichanga Directions:
  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2. Cook meat on stove top, draining and rinsing grease if necessary.
  • 3. Cook, blot and crumble bacon.
  • 4. Saute onion and chiles adding spice mix and cilantro.
  • 5. Mix meat, and bacon with onions and chiles. Add tomatoes, and mix well.
  • 6. Place ½ cup of meat in a tortilla and fold like a burrito.
  • 7. Place seam side down on a non-fat sprayed cooking sheet.
  • 8. Take a very small amount of extra virgin olive oil (½ teaspoon or less) and coat tortilla with fingers.
  • 9. Bake for 7-10 minutes till golden brown.
  • 10. Remove from oven and place on plate.
  • 11. Top with cheese, garnish with tomatoes and olives.
  • (There's also an older, less healthy version you may be interested in making -- ).
  • Fat version of recipe:
  • 1. In skillet, cook bacon & grease breaking into pieces as it cooks.
  • 2. As bacon nears completion, add onion & saute.
  • 3. Lower heat & add chilies, seasonings and cilantro, simmer 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 4. Add meat, and if you desire add tomatoes.
  • 5. Place 1/2 cup meat filling on each tortilla.
  • 6. Fold envelope style (like a burrito).
  • 7. Fry, seam side down, in 1/2 inch of hot corn oil, until mildly crispy and tan.
  • 8. Turn and brown other side. Drain briefly on paper towels.
  • 9. Place on plate and top with shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa.
  • 10. Garnish with lettuce around the chimichanga and top with chopped tomatoes and sliced black olives).
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