Beef Chimichangas

November 13, 2012

Last night I made beef chimis for dinner. A Chimichanga ( isn't this a fun word to say) is basically a burrito filled with deliciousness that has been deep fried. Oh yeah!

Beef Chimichanga

For the filling:
1 pound of ground beef
Chopped tomato
Chopped onion
Sliced black olives
Minced garlic
Salt & Pepper
Shredded cheese

Flour tortillas
Cooking oil

Brown your beef adding as much tomato, onion, and olives as you desire. Add the seasonings to taste. I also added some Mexican style hot tomato sauce because Chris likes his filling saucy. Take your flour tortillas and warm them so that they don't tear when you start to roll them up. Fill the middle of each tortilla (we used low carb wraps) with the meat filling and plenty of cheese and roll up. The proper way to roll up a burrito so that the insides don't come falling out is to fold each end in first and then roll your tortilla all the way using your fingers to keep the ends folded and the filling in the middle. You want the ends to be sealed trapping all the good stuff inside.

In a frying pan heat enough oil so that the burritos are halfway covered. You want to start frying seam side down to keep the burrito from opening up. Make sure your cooking oil is hot enough so that when you put your burrito in it starts to fry up immediately. You don't want it soaking up too much oil. You also want to make sure it's not too hot or your chimi will burn to a crisp. These suckers fry up fast. One way to make sure your oil is at the right temperature is by testing it with a wooden spoon. As soon as your wooden spoon starts to form little oil bubbles around it when you place it in the oil your oil should be good to go. Flip your burrito over once it has achieved a golden brown color and fry on the other side. Remove the chimis and place on a plate that has been lined with a paper towel to drain any excess oil.

Serve these with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. Every time I make chimichangas whether they are filled with chicken or beef Chris always comments that he could eat about ten of them. They are FRIED burritos after all!

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