Mexican food is BIG at our house, and my poor husband gets tired of the same routine of tacos, taco salad, enchiladas. So I decided to be ambitious and try Chimichangas! I worked at Taco Time for YEARS and made them all the time, but I had never tried them at home! They are EASY PEASY! and If you have the meat already cooked, they are super quick!
Beef and Bean Chimis
4 flour tortillas
1 cup shredded beef (i used leftover roast)
1 TBS taco seasoning
1 can refried beans
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Toppings: sour cream, cheese, taco sauce, guacamole etc.
Warm the shredded beef in a pan with a little water, just enough to moisten the meat, you could also add a bit of beef broth. Add taco seasoning, mix well and set aside. on the tortilla, spread a spoonfull of beans across the center. Add a little cheese, and a spoonfull of the meat. Roll* up tightly, and repeat with the remaining tortillas. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 inch of vegetable oil until bubbles form around a small piece or tortilla dropped in. Fry your chimis for about a minute on all 4 sides. Top with anything you'd like and enjoy!
*I learned how to roll burritos at Taco Time, but if you don't know how, heres a simple explanation,
With your bean and meat line going ACROSS, fold the bottom of the tortilla up to the middle. then fold the sides in about an inch, and roll the whole thing up tightly! If you are still confused, there are lost of youtube demonstrations!