Beef Chimichangas

Once you've tried these homemade chimichangas you're
expectations of these fried burritos will never be the
same. Crisp and crunchy (not greasy) with a filling
bursting with tender beef and savory vegetables.

1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. (8) ORTEGA Burrito Dinner Kit (flour tortillas, burrito
seasoning mix), tortillas warmed
1 3/4 cups water
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
Vegetable oil
ORTEGA Salsa Prima- Homestyle Mild or Medium
ORTEGA Green Chile Guacamole (optional)

BROWN beef; drain. Stir in burrito seasoning mix and water.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly,
for 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Place beef
mixture evenly on each tortilla; sprinkle with cheese. Fold
into burritos; secure ends with wooden picks.

ADD vegetable oil to 1-inch depth in medium skillet; heat over
high heat for 3 to 4 minutes.

PLACE 1 or 2 burritos in vegetable oil; fry, turning frequently,
for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with slotted
spoon; drain. Repeat with remaining burritos. Remove wooden
picks. Serve with salsa and guacamole.

Makes 8 servings

This recipe courtesy of Back of the Box Recipes. Home Page

This recipe used with permission from Ortega and