Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Easy Chimichangas

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
10 tortillas
Enough oil for about 2 inches in pan
10 toothpicks
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. 


  1. These are SO good and bring back many memories too! I believe I shall add them the Lexi's requested family recipes book! Thank you!

  2. Okay yum. These look fabulous. If I wasn't terrified of frying things I might have to give them a try!

  3. I love them @emily! I used to get crazy excited when mom would make them. @malori- I was intimidated but frying foods too! but I got over that quickly which is not necessarily a good thing! HAHA!