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  • 12 whole - Flour Tortillas
  • 1 cups - Longhorn Cheese, Grated
  • 1 cups - Lettuce, Shredded
  • - Oil for frying
  • 1/2 pints - Sour Cream
  • - Guacamole
  • Meat Filling:
  • 1 1/2 pounds - Ground Beef
  • 1 cloves - Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 cups - Dry Minced Onion
  • 1 teaspoons - Oregano
  • 1 teaspoons - Cumin
  • Directions:

    Brown meat with garlic and onion. Add seasonings and stir well. Simmer over medium heat about 10 minutes.

    Spoon 3 tablespoons meat filling and cheese and lettuce in center of each tortilla. Fold tortilla by bringing edges to center and overlapping one edge over the other. Secure with a toothpick.

    Fry tortillas in 1 inch hot oil, frying 2 minutes on each side. Spread sour cream over each and top with guacamole.

    Brief Description

    Tortillas filled with beef & cheese and fried golden.

    Main Ingredient:

    ground beef

    Category:  Beef

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 20 min
    Cook Time: 10 min


    To fold the chimichangas without losing the filling: take one of the tortillas, place filling in middle, and roll it over once. Add some of your flour glue (a bit of flour mixed with water to make a "glue or paste") to the two ends, and fold them in towards the center. Roll it again, and use some more glue to seal off the edge. Use toothpick to secure until ready to fry. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. If your tortillas are breaking, you can warm them up in the microwave a bit first, to make them more pliable.


    Comida Sabrosa, Home-Style Southwestern Cooking, 1982

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    Posted On:

    March 4, 2012

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