Chimichanga

  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 2 hr
  • total: 2 hr 10 min
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  • Summary

    I was watching Food Channel Network and saw this recipe of Guy Fiery, and thought to myself I got to make this. It's actually better then I thought. Chimichanga is a meat-filled deep-fried burrito, that originated in Tucson, Arizona. According to a legend, Monica Flin, who started the restaurant El Charro in 1922, accidentally dropped a burrito into the deep fat fryer. She immediately began to utter a Spanish curse-word, but quickly edited herself to say "Chimichanga" the Spanish equivalent of "thingamajig." The origin of the chimichanga is subject to some debate. In addition, Macayo's restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona claims that its founder, Woody Johnson, invented the chimichanga some time in the 1950s.

    Ingredients

    • 1 tbsp chili powder
    • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 1 tbsp garlic
    • 1 tbsp sugar
    • 1 tbsp cummin
    • 1 tbsp flour
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 3 lbs beef
    • 1 large onion chopped
    • 2 jalapenos minced and seeds taken out
    • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
    • chicken stock (enough to cover the meat)
    • 2 tbsp beef base
    • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans drained and rinsed
    • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans drained and rinsed
    • 1/4 cup lime juice
    • canola oil or peanut oil for the deep fryer
    • 10 (11-inch) flour tortillas steamed
    • 2 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
    • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
    • 3/4 cup salsa
    • 1 cup sour cream

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1132 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 68 g 104.24%
    • Saturated Fat: 14 g 72.33%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 147 mg 48.89%
    • Sodium: 1592 mg 66.34%
    • Calcium: 330 mg 32.97%
    • Potassium: 457 mg 13.05%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 7 mg 40.69%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 74 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 15.51%
    • Sugar: 7 g
    • Protein: 57 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 8 g
    • Vitamin A 22.49%
    • Vitamin C 36.54%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat11
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch4
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat6
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total4 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total6 oz-eq

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