Three words…deep fried burrito

Three words! Deep fried burrito…. Yummmm… I was trying to conjure up a Cinqo De Mayo inspired dish and remembered a food programme I saw, about Chimichangas. Firstly I loved the name and secondly well whats not to love. I remember being inquisitive about what the name actually meant. Apparently it translates as “whatchamacallit” or “thingamajig” – Brilliant!

Quick recipe with no rules for fillings so pop in whatever you like.

I decided on:

  • Mixed beans
  • Mashed tofu
  • Green chillies
  • Garlic
  • Red pepper
  • Corn
  • Bucket loads of sriracha chilli sauce and oodles of Art of Zen Foods​ Violife​ Mozzarella grated.


  1. Place filling in the middle of your tortilla and wrap.
  2. I popped the burrito into a heated pan folded side down to seal it tightly then into the deep fat fryer for 5/10 min.
  3. Serve them up with: leaves, salsa and yoghurt/mayo and coriander blitzed with a pinch of garlic powder, salt and pepper

Time to make friends with my second chimichanga. Ooohh I could say that word all day. Definitely give these bad boys a try. Simply delicious.