OH chimis- how you speak to me! How can you not like a chimichanga? Fried and meaty? Yumm-o! On to this insanely easy and pretty fast recipe that my family has been using for years!
2 lbs ground meat
2 4oz cans green chiles
1 large onion chopped
Enough oil for about 2 inches in pan
Items for topping
In large skillet cook up chopped onions and ground meat. After meat is cooked thoroughly add both cans green chiles stir up well and set aside. Heat up oil on large pan/pot. Put about 1/2 cup of meat mixture in middle of tortillas and wrap like a burrito. Wrap up tight otherwise you may have splatters from the juices leaking into the oil. Secure with toothpick (as shown above!) Fry chimis in batches of about three until crisped up as much or as little as you like. Remove from oil and top as you see fit!
* I use a large cast iron pot to fry them. It heats a little more even than a regular pan of pot.
* They are wonderful topped with any traditional taco toppings!
*I used gordita sized tortillas this time but since that is not something I normally see at the store we usually use burrito size.