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Share a Spoon - Cinco de Mayo Chimichangas

Thursday, May 5, 2011

 Think Tank Momma

Share a Spoon FIESTA

It's Cinco de Mayo!

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Grab a sombrero and your favorite cerveza and let's party!  There's nothing I like better than authentic Mexican food.  Not kidding.  I love Mexican.  I could probably eat it every single day and never get tired of it.  Not. even. kidding.

BDC's favorite family food ever is Chimichangas.  His family used to base their favorite Mexican restaurants on the quality of the Chimichangas.  My first Chihuahua baby?  His name is Chimi.  As in the Mexican delight...chimichanga. I know, we're ridiculous.  It's not my first choice, given that it's fried.  However, there is something delightful about a crispy fried flour tortilla filled with fabulously seasoned meat!  

So I thought I'd share my take on Chimichangas this week.  Remember, it's a celebration.  We'll let the fried factor slide.  The fifth of May only comes once a year after all!

Chimichanga Shredded Beef Filling:

4-5lb chuck roast
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 limes zested and juiced
2 jalapeños seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic minced finely
salt n' pepper
1 onion halved and sliced thinly
2 cans chopped chiles drained
olive oil
beef stock

Rub chuck roast with olive oil (approx. 2 tbsps.).  Sprinkle with chili powder, salt and pepper.  Poke deep holes in roast with sharp knife.

Chop jalapeños.  Mince garlic.  Zest limes and juice them.  Mix well.   Stuff holes with the mixture.  

Slice onions thinly and place on the bottom of slow cooker.  Top with seasoned  beef roast.  Cover with one box of beef stock.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Shred beef with two forks.  Drain liquid.  Add 2 cans of drained green chiles.  mix well.

Now you'll need 10 burrito sized flour tortillas.
2 cups Monterey Jack shredded cheese
shredded beef from above recipe

Mix equal parts beef and cheese into each of the ten tortillas.  Roll like burritos and secure with tooth picks.

Deep fry at 350 degrees until tortilla is golden brown.  Remove and drain on paper towels.

Top with shredded lettuce, guacamole (click for recipe), sour cream or Mexican crema, and your favorite Salsa.  Serve with your favorite Mexican rice and refried beans.

This is what we'll be eating tonight.  How about you?  Mexican recipes to share?  Favorite Margarita recipe?  Salsa Verde?  Link up with us and Share your favorite Fiesta inspired meal!!


Dee said...

I love chimi's! That's what I usually order when we go out for Mexican!!

Kim of Mo Betta said...

Sounds deee-lish!

Babes Mami said...

I am so excited for this! I have been looking for a chimi recipe to try to make, you always know what I want to try to make!