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Southwestern Chimichangas

Posted on 01 September 2017

Brunch just got a bit more exciting and delicious with these Southwestern Chimichangas, everyone will be impressed!


  • toothpicks
  • deep fryer or deep fry thermometer


  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Sauté the onions, jalapeños, and diced potatoes over medium heat until the onions are translucent and the potatoes are browned.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional 45 to 60 seconds, until fragrant.
  4. Add the carnitas to the skillet and sauté until heated through.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, Cumin and Oregano Extracts, salt and pepper together until combined.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add the egg mixture and continue to sauté for 2-4 minutes, depending on the desired firmness of the eggs.
  7. Warm the tortillas in the microwave until soft and pliable.
  8. Put approximately ⅓ cup of the carnitas and egg mixture down the center of a tortilla, add 1 tbsp Salsa Picante, tightly roll up the tortilla, folding in the sides, and secure the end with a toothpick.
  9. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.
  10. Fill a deep fryer or a large pot with canola oil and heat it to 350°F.
  11. Fry the chimichangas, turning them as necessary until they are golden on all sides. Do not crowd the fryer.
  12. Transfer the chimichangas to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  13. Repeat until all the chimichangas have been fried.
  14. Remove the toothpick and place a chimichanga in the center of a plate.
  1. Pour Hatch Chile Salsa around the outside of each chimichanga.
  2. Scatter some black beans around each chimichanga, decorate everything with a thin ribbon of Crema de Pimiento Rojo, and garnish each chimichanga with a small amount of Salsa Picante and fresh chopped cilantro.
Bring home those delicious southwest flavors!

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