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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Strawberry Chimichangas

First of all, the term "chimichangas" in this recipe may be a little deceiving.  I should call it a chimichanga makeover. :)
I don't own a deep fryer. An easy fix (and perhaps a little healthier) is to pull out the largest skillet you have and melt some butter to fry up your "Chimichangas". I love butter! And you still up with some delicious chimichangas without the extra grease! (You're welcome.)

Look at all that deliciousness. 
And it is so easy!!

All you need:

8 oz cream cheese (softened)
1 cup strawberries (sliced and diced)
1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
6 flour tortillas (8 inch) 
3 Tablespoons butter
Cinnamon sugar (made with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 - 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon)

First you need to mix the cream cheese and 1 1/2 T. sugar with a mixer. When it is mixed well, gently fold in the strawberries.

Next you need to mix up your cinnamon sugar. It is best to use a container with a lid. This will make it easier to coat the chimichangas.

Now it is time to fill the tortillas. Fill the bottom third of the tortilla, dividing the cream cheese mixture between the 6 tortillas...

Fold the sides in..

...and roll them up! :)

Now you need to heat the butter on medium-high heat. 
Once it is sizzling hot...

...add the tortillas. 
You will need to rotate them, being sure to brown each side. This will not take long. They will only need a couple minutes on each side. 

When they are browned on each side, place them on a platter lined with a paper towel.

Next transfer them to the container of cinnamon sugar. Place the lid on and give them a gentle shake, being sure they are evenly coated. Transfer to a plate...

...and enjoy immediately while they are still warm. :)

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