I am in love!
Before I had a chimichanga, the closest I had ever come to understanding what they were was from the movie “Meet The Fockers”. You know when Gaylord Focker (Ben Stiller) goes to visit his parents along with his in-laws and his parents were talking about making chimichangas? No? You don’t know what I am talking about? Oh well. Since I’ve seen the movie and that idea of chimichangas was planted it grew like a weed in my brain. The first time I actually had a chimichanga was a few months ago. My significant other and I went to a Mexican restaurant and I decided to step out on faith and order one. I had no premonition of what a chimichanga could be. I just dived in without looking. Let me just say, that chimichangas are one of my favorite Hispanic foods…ever!
You know what I love about these? I love how you can really do whatever you want with them. I fried them because I was told that is how they are normal done. However, you can absolutely brush them with oil and place them in the oven. If you are afraid of frying them or just want to be a little healthier then go ahead and put them in oven and bake them! You can make these with pork or beef. As you can see, I used whole wheat tortillas but if there is a brand you prefer then go ahead and use those. I love the Flat Out wraps because they are only 100 calories and filled with fiber and protein. I am not here to endorse the brand but I really do love those wraps. Whatever you want to use will be totally fine. As you can see in this awesome photo I topped my chimichanga with salsa, guacamole, and cilantro. But you can use sour cream, lettuce, or whatever you want! I am telling you, I am telling you that this is an awesome and delicious dish for your dinner table and whomever sits there with you. You will love and hate this dish. You will love the way it taste, but hate how many you find yourself eating.