Free Recipe Chimichangas (Deep Fried Burritos)

Recipe Type: Free Mexican Recipes
Recipe Preparation: cook
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Recipe Serves: 6

Ingredients for Chimichangas (Deep Fried Burritos) Recipe

1 lb Ground meat, browned and
12 Flour tortillas
Oil for frying
1 md Onion, chopped
2 c Cheddar cheese
1/2 c Red chile sauce or enchilada
2 c Shredded lettuce
-sauce 2
c Chopped green onions

Chimichangas (Deep Fried Burritos) Preparation

In a large skillet, brown meat and drain. Add onion and chile or enchilada sauce. Spoon about 3 tbsp of meat filling in center of each tortilla. Fold tortilla, tucking in ends, and fasten with wooden toothpicks. Only assemble 2 or 3 at a time as tortilla will absorb liquid from sauce. In a large frying pan, with 1 inch of oil over medium heat, fry folded tortilla, turning until golden about 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels and keep warm.l Garnish with cheese, lettuce, and onion. Yield: 12 Chimichangas or fried burritos From: Celebrate San Antonio – A Cookbook by the San Antonio Junior Forum, 1986. ISBN 0-961917-0-0 Posted by: Karin Brewer, Cooking Echo, 8/92

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