Beef Chimichangas

Chi Chi's Recipe

Serves 6

1 1/2 lb ground beef
1 (7/8 oz.) package Chi Chi's restaurant fiesta seasoning mix
1/2 cup water
3 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
6 -12 inches flour tortillas
vegetable oil

8 ounces green chilies, 2 cans 4 ounce each (do not drain)
1 1/2 teaspoons beef bouillon
3 cups water
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/3 cup water

sour cream
1 bunch sliced green onion

Sauce:  In a saucepan mix the sauce ingredients (excluding the cornstarch and water). Bring to a boil, lower the heat and continue to simmer stirring occasionally while you complete the recipe. It should end up reduced to about half. Once reduced stir in the cornstarch mixed with the water. Cook until thickened and set aside.

Filling:  Brown the ground beef, drain, and stir in the fiesta restaurant seasoning mix and 1/2 cup water and simmer for 5 minutes. Divide the meat evenly on the tortillas (1/3 of the way down the tortilla) do the same with the cheese.

Roll the tortilla (starting at the end with the meat/cheese) after rolling once, fold in the ends and finish rolling. To hold it together you may need to use toothpicks or a flour and water mixture to seal them.

To cook:  Fry until golden brown or bake in the oven.To bake in the oven: brush with vegetable oil or butter and bake on middle shelf at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Finish under the broiler for approx 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Watch carefully when under the broiler. Serve with sauce over the top, garnish with a dollop of sour cream and sliced green onions. I usually serve this with some shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes or refried beans.

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