Crispy Tucson Chimichanga

Crispy Tucson Chimichanga

1 review, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

Got this from Crisco. This is great, my wife loves it.


1 pound ground beef; or ground turkey
1 medium Onion; chopped
2 cloves garlic; miced
1 14.5-oz can whole tomatoes; drained, cut up
1/3 cup salsa
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder; (up to 2 teaspoons)
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne
1 cup refried beans
CRISCO; Oil for deep frying
6 8-inch flour tortillas
3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese; shredded

Original recipe makes 6



Brown ground meat, onion and garlic in electric skillet at 365F or in large heavy skillet on medium-high heat. Drain. Stir in tomatoes, 1/3 cup salsa, chili powder, thyme, salt and cayenne. Simmer at 300F or on medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in refried beans.

Heat 2 or 3 inches Crisco Oil to 365F in deep fryer or deep saucepan.

Place 1/2 cup beef mixture in center of each tortilla. Fold opposite sides of tortilla to center over beef mixture. Fold ends toward center. Secure with wooden toothpick.

Fry 1 or 2 at a time in oil heated to 365F. Fry 1-1/2 to 2 minutes, until golden brown. Turn as needed for even browning. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons cheese. Serve immediately with salsa, if desired.

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excellent recipe, i used shredded beef and added sourcream and cilantro, GREAT, it deserved a photo, this is my photo, not my recipe, CCheryl

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