Chow Down Chimichangas Recipe

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Chow Down Chimichangas
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  1. Combine meat, water, garlic, chilies, chili powder, vinegar, oregano, salt, cumin and pepper in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to boil.
  3. Cover and reduce heat and simmer for about 2 hours or until meat is very tender.
  4. Uncover and boil rapidly for about 15 minutes or until water is almost evaporated.
  5. Watch closely and stir near end of cooking time so meat doesn't stick.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Using 2 forks, shred meat very fine.
  8. Add a little of the green chili sauce to moisten if necessary.
  9. Warm tortillas wrapped in foil in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  10. Spoon about 1/4 cup meat mixture onto each tortilla, near one edge.
  11. Fold top and bottom edge over the meat filling.
  12. Fold the two sides in over filling.
  13. Secure with toothpicks.
  14. Fry filled tortillas in 1/2 inch hot oil or fat for 1 minute on each side or until golden brown.
  15. Drain on paper towels.
  16. Keep warm in 300 degree oven while frying remaining chimichangas.
  17. To serve, ladle some green chili sauce over the chimichangas.
  18. Top with lettuce, sour cream and guacamole.
  19. Note: Unfried chimichangas can be made ahead and frozen for another meal if desired. Prepare as directed and freeze in freezer bags. Thaw and fry. The recommended chili sauce can also be frozen to go with your frozen chimichangas.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2056.12 Kcal (8609 kJ)
Calories from fat 950.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 105.57g 162%
Cholesterol 421.76mg 141%
Sodium 3951.93mg 165%
Potassium 1752.62mg 37%
Total Carbs 118.86g 40%
Sugars 3.49g 14%
Dietary Fiber 10.34g 41%
Protein 146.91g 294%
Vitamin C 138.9mg 231%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 8.8mg 49%
Calcium 195.8mg 20%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 261.89 Kcal (1096 kJ)
Calories from fat 121.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.45g 162%
Cholesterol 53.72mg 141%
Sodium 503.37mg 165%
Potassium 223.24mg 37%
Total Carbs 15.14g 40%
Sugars 0.44g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1.32g 41%
Protein 18.71g 294%
Vitamin C 17.7mg 231%
Iron 1.1mg 49%
Calcium 24.9mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 49.1
  • 53

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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