Sunday, March 28, 2010

Slow Cooker Chimichangas

Slow Cooker Chimichangas
600g blade steak
1 can diced tomato with basil, garlic and oregano
1 green capsicum, chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1 cup red wine
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp oregano

12 flour tortillas, fajita or regular size
shredded mild cheddar or Mexican cheese blend
vegetable oil for frying

Toss everything except the last three ingredients in the slow cooker on LOW for 8 hours, or until meat is tender and pulls apart with a fork. Pull the meat apart with a fork ;) and stir back through the mix in the slow cooker.

Lay out tortillas, and place a handful of cheese on each one. Top with a few spoonfuls of meat mixture (use a slotted spoon, straining as much juice off as you can), and fold closed like an envelope.

Fry in hot oil until golden and crispy. Drain on kitchen paper.


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MuMmARat said...

I'm definately going to blow the diet for this one. Though I wonder, can I replace frying and put it in my sandwhich press/grill????

I did some crispy chicken soft tacos in it the other night and they turned out pretty nice.

You will be happy to know I atleast managed 1 week of menus....well sort of haha! And yeah thanks for the tips. I generally break my days into red meat, chicken, fish etc. But pasta/rice/slow cooker days would definately make it easier when looking for recipes!!

And I must remember to take pics before everything gets scoffed. Rat_girl rolled out a a very basic pizza tonight but she did it all herself and it was eaten before I even realised it was cooked!

Peggy said...

these look fantastically easy and delicious!

Andrea at Nummy Kitchen said...

Love your slow cooker chimichangas, what a great idea! I bet my husband would adore these since his favorite meat is steak. I usually make bean and cheese or veggie chimis for me and do his with taco meat -- steak would be a great change up. Chimichangas are one of our favorites but I don't make them so often because it's a hassle to drag out the giant deep fryer :)

SilverMoon Dragon said...

MuMmARat - you could definitely sandwich press them, but be sure to try them fried when you give yourself a 'blow out day' just so you can have a taste of the crunchy, oily, bad-for-you-ness.

Andrea -I have an electric deep fryer, but I hardly ever use it because it is such a pain to clean. I usually use 2-3 cms of oil in my flat bottomed wok instead.