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Chimichangas El Charro

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  Flour tortillas 6 (12 To 14 Inch)
For filling
  Salad oil 1 1⁄2 Quart (For deep frying)
  Firm ripe avocados 1 Pound (2 Avocadoes, 1/2 Pound Each)
  Lime juice 2 Tablespoon
  Red chili sauce/Enchilada sauce 16 Ounce (1 Can)
  Shredded lettuce 3 Cup (48 tbs) (Iceberg And/Or Romaine And/Or Red Cabbage)
  Shredded jack cheese 1⁄2 Pound (2 Cups, And/Or Cheddar Cheese)
  Sour cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomato salsa/Fruit salsa 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1. Lay 1 tortilla flat. Fold 1/3 up over center. Spoon 1/6 of the filling across the doubled portion, leaving a 2-inch border at each end. Roll tortilla once, fold in ends, then roll snugly to enclose filling. Secure seam with toothpicks. Repeat to fill remaining tortillas.
2. In a 5- to 6-quart pan (at least 10 in. wide) or 14-inch wok over high heat, bring about 1 inch oil to 360°; adjust heat to maintain temperature.
3. Using a wide metal spatula, lower 1 chimichanga at a time into hot oil, filling pan without crowding. Fry until golden on all sides, turning occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes total per chimi. Transfer to a towel-lined 10- by 15-inch pan. Keep warm in a 225° oven. Repeat to fry remaining chimichangas.
4. Meanwhile, peel, pit, and thinly slice avocados. Moisten slices with lime juice. In a 1- to 1 1/2-quart pan over medium heat, warm chili sauce; pour into a small bowl.
5. Line a platter or plates with lettuce. Remove toothpicks from chimis and place, seam down, on lettuce. Sprinkle chimis evenly with 1 cup cheese and garnish with avocado.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 770 Calories from Fat 575

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 67 g102.6%

Saturated Fat 17.1 g85.3%

Trans Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 53.3 mg17.8%

Sodium 1621.2 mg67.5%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 13.1 g52.3%

Sugars 4.2 g

Protein 14 g29%

Vitamin A 192.4% Vitamin C 51.7%

Calcium 36.2% Iron 12.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chimichangas El Charro Recipe