Chimichangers – Wholesome & Delicious Mexican Wraps

Chimichangers are a much sought after Mexican recipe that we served at one of our Deep Peace Retreats. Mmmmm its making me hungry just to think about them. These yummy fried burritos invite a lot of experimentation, hence the recipe below which has over the years been much refined to a supremo taste treat, but if you find the list of ingredients too daunting just stick with tomatoes, beans, cheese and taco seasoning and it they will still be delish.  This recipe makes enough for a big family and probably some leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

Ingredients
3 Tbsp ghee or oil
3 onions, finely chopped
3 tsp oregano leaves
5 cloves garlic, crushed
4 chilli peppers (these are optional, according to your taste)
1 pkt Taco seasoning
9 cups chick peas
1 can beans
3 diced tomatoes
2 Tbsp Season All
3 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp salt
½ tsp turmeric
3 cups sour cream
2 x 170 ml cans tomato paste
½ cup sweet chilli sauce
½ cup ground parmesan cheese
1 cup grated cheese
Ghee or vegetable oil for frying
Tortillas
Strong toothpicks

Method
• Fry the onions garlic, oregano leaves, taco season and chilli peppers until fragrant
• Add the chickpeas, beans, carrots, capsicum, tomatoes, tomato paste, Season All, cumin, salt (to taste) and turmeric and cook until the vegies are tender
• Add the sour cream, cheese, parmesan and sweet chilli sauce
• Partially mash the mixture
• Place a large tablespoon of mixture in the centre of each tortilla. Fold the sides of each tortilla in then roll it up and secure with a toothpick
• Deep fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve hot with salsa and sour cream.

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