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Ground Beef or Shredded Chicken Chimichangas

Though still debated, Tucson is generally credited as the original home of the chimichanga (fried "burro", as we call them, stuffed with meat, onions and chilies). I've combined several recipes into this one, and it's fairly authentic.
12 Servings - 30 min -
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Servings:12  | Calories:336 | Total Fat:12g  | Chol:19mg  | More
Nutritional facts are per serving and accuracy is not certain.
Total Fat 12g
18 %
Sat Fat 4g
20 %
Total Carb 45g
15 %
Fiber 4g
16 %
Sugars 4g
Cholesterol 19mg
6 %
Sodium 675mg
28 %
Protein 12g
25 %
65% Flour tortillas
13% Bacon grease
12% Others combined
9% Beef
Percentages based on 2000 calories diet. Data may be incomplete or calculations inaccurate - Learn more.


1/4 cup bacon grease
2 cups chopped or shredded cooked beef, pork or chicken
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
1 large peeled boiled potato, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder or to taste
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
12 large flour tortillas, warmed

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