健次・バショウ (bashou) wrote in derumi_food,
健次・バショウ
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Chimichangas *

These are pretty simple, all you need is a deep fryer or a deep frying pan. Olive oil or canola oil is the best choice.

Ingredients you'll probably want:
1 pound of meat (beef, usually)
1 can of refried beans
chili powder or favorite taco seasoning
half pound of of cheese colby/jack, pepperjack or monterrey jack cheese*
burrito-sized tortillas
plain toothpicks (optional)
guacamole
sour cream
chunky salsa (medium or hot or ketchup**)

Turn your deep fryer on. I can't remember what heat oil is supposed to be at, so I use a fryer. *asks someone* Try medium heat.

Brown about 1 pound (.5 kilo) of ground beef, drain. You can also use shredded chicken or beef, to your preference. Season the beef to taste, or follow instructions with the taco seasoning. Cooking at about medium-low heat, mix in the can of refried beans, and mix well. Yaay. Now make your burritos.

Make the burritos with large enough evelope folds to help keep the filling inside while it fries. Place meat, top with cheese. Fold top, bottom, then edges, pinning it shut with a toothpick if you like. Fry the burritos until golden, set on rack to drip and cool. Top chimichangas with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. Serve. Serves... Well, how big did you make them? Should be at least 3 or 4.

*tofu cheese will work, but you want to put that under the meat instead of over
**If your ketchup is chunky, throw it away. Please.
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I am going to have to try this recipe out but I think I will add some guacamole to mine...yummy. By the way I heard you are supposed to use a medium heat setting for things like Chimichanga's, that is if your deep fryer has an adjustable thermostat. Thanks!

adjustable deep fryer
Thank you for the link!

I dress the chimichanga with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa after it's fried. I don't think those condiments will survive too well inside the wrap.