Thursday, January 22, 2015

BAKED CHIMICHANGAS - A FAMILY FAVORITE

There was no school here on Martin Luther King day, so Wyatt came over to spend the day with his Papa Bob.  They went over to the church parking lot to try to get the bottle-rocket car they had built to travel for more than 10 feet by using vinegar and baking soda as fuel.  But, alas, no success again!  However, an engineer and an inquisitive kid are not deterred -- they are out in the garage again dreaming up something else.

My assignment ----- lunch!  Since Wyatt is growing outrageously fast and is always hungry, I try to fix something half-way healthy and filling when he is here.  On this day it is Baked Chimichangas.  I don't remember where I got the recipe originally, but it has been a family favorite for years.
Brown one pound of hamburger, drain and add:
2 tablespoons of salsa (homemade or purchased)
Salt and pepper to taste.
Cook and stir; then spoon some of the mixture on center of each flour tortilla.  Add grated cheese.
 Fold edge closest to you over filling; fold both sides toward center; roll tortilla.  Arrange on cookie sheet, seam side down.  Melt 1/4 cup butter and brush each tortilla with butter.
Wyatt came in to help with what he calls "Butter Painting".
 Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until hot, lightly browned, and slightly crisp.
Serve with more grated cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, and black olives.

I may be fooling myself, but these have to be healthier than deep-fried chimichangas -- I do know it is easier and less mess to bake them.

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9 comments:

xinex said...

Beautiful presentation and looks delicious!..Christine

bj said...

ummm, we have these sometimes and all the family love them.
Yours looks really delicious.
Hope you are staying warm...nice weather here now.
xoxo

SmilingSally said...

Hi Sally,

Wyatt might just turn out to be a chef!

That looks like a yummy lunch--and warm too! Thanks for sharing.

Have a Happy Blue Monday!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Great recipe! I like that you bake it. It sure looks great and yummy!
Blessings

Joy H said...

Looks very good and nutritious as well! Have a great week :)
Joy @ Books and Life

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Thank you! Why did I never think to bake chimichangas. I haven't eaten one in years. Looks like I need to buy some tortillas soon.

Annesphamily said...

That dish looks tasty! Wyatt is a *
andsome fellow. Great helper too! I am not sure where you are in Colorado but we are having the greatest weather! Hate to see the snow fall in the same week! LOL! Happy Blue Monday to you! Thanks for sharing.

Jann Olson said...

Oh yum! I love Chimichangas, but have never baked them. These sound delish and much healthier. I will be making them this week. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Susan Clayton said...

Like this and it looks so nice!