My Recipes

Title: Chimichangas

User: nnss

Yield: 12 servings

Categories: mexican, meats, cheese

amount unit name
1/4 C bacon grease
2 C beef, pork or chicken *
1 onion diced
2 garlic cloves minced
2 tomatoes chopped
8 OZ green chiles chopped
1 potato peeled boiled diced
1 TS salt
1 1/2 TS dried oregano
2 TS chili powder or to taste
2 TB fresh cilantro minced
12 flour tortillas warmed
vegetable oil
cheddar cheese shredded
sour cream
lettuce shredded
tomatoes chopped


* chopped or shredded, cooked
****************** In a skillet; melt bacon grease over medium heat.
Saute meat, onion, garlic, tomatoes, chiles and potatoes until the
onion softens. Add salt, oregano, chili powder and cilantro; simmer
2-3 minutes. Place a scant 1/2 cup meat filling on each tortilla.
Fold, envelope-style, like a burrito. Fry, seam side down, in 1/2
inch of hot oil (360-375~F) until crispy and brown. Turn, and brown
other side. Drain briefly on a paoer towel. Place on a serving plate
and top with shredded cheese, a dollop of sour cream and salsa. Place
shredded lettuce next to chimichanga and top with tomatoes. Serve