Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tasteful Thursday....Chimichanga

OK. I am so in love with Mexican Food. For Mother's Day we had smoked brisket. It was so yummy, but after the 2nd day of BBQ sandwiches, I wanted something different. I decided to cook chimichangas. They were so yummy too. My hubby loved them and is already for me to make them again. You can make them with chicken as well.(This is not a picture of the ones I cooked, but I wanted to a picture to show you.) Hope you enjoy them as much we do at my house.

BEEF OR CHICKEN CHIMICHANGAS
1lb of BEEF or CHICKEN-shredded
1 can of CHOPPED TOMATO
1 GREEN ONION-chopped
1 cup of WATER
1pk of TACO SEASONING
1tablespoon CUMIN
FLOUR TORTILLAS
VEG OIL-for frying

IN A SAUCE PAN ADD BEEF OR CHICKEN, TOMATO, ONION, TACO SEASONING, CUMIN, AND WATER. BRING TO A SIMMER AND LET SIMMER FOR ABOUT 30 MINS. WHILE THIS IS SIMMERING, IN A FRYING PAN, GET OIL TO 350. TAKE TORTILLA AND PLACE MEAT MIXTURE IN IT AND FOLD LIKE A BURRITO, PLACE TOOTH PICKS TO HOLD TOGETHER. PLACE THIS IN THE OIL AND FRY UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN-this will be about 5-10 minutes. REPEAT UNTIL ALL MEAT MIXTURE IS GONE. THIS WILL MAKE AROUND 6-8 CHIMICHANGAS.

TO SERVE, I GARNISHED THEM WITH REFRIED BEANS, CHEESE, SALSA, AND SOUR CREAM. You can do what ever you like.

4 comments:

~Holly~ said...

This sounds YUMMO!! Gotta try it!! Thanks for the recipe Amanda!! :)

Whitney said...

Oh I am super hungry for Mexican now!

Whitney said...

I'm making this tonight! So excited!

Jules said...

This looks so good and Mexican is my favorite kind of food. Yum!