Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Recipe of the Week -- Cheesesteak Chimichangas

revised 12.16.12 

Subtitle: YUM.

I had no doubts when I found this recipe, courtesy of Rachael Ray. Cheesesteaks? Good. Chimichanga? Gooood.
*bonus points if you know the reference...*

I made them tonight for Anthony and I after we got back from a short walk on the greenway and a trip to get coke products at Harris Teeter before the buy 2/get 3 deal ran out. We're both stocked for MONTHS now. But I digress.

Cheesesteak Chimichangas

2 tbsp (or so) extra-virgin olive oil
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 large onion, sliced
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 pound (or so) steak strips/stir fry beef 
8 slices provolone or pepperjack cheese
4 burrito-size flour tortillas

Heat olive oil in fry pay and saute onions and peppers. Toss salt and pepper in, add meat and saute until fully cooked. Divide the mixture into 4 equal parts and divide onto tortillas, adding 2 slices provolone cheese to each. Fold each tortilla over. Wipe fry pan out, and brown the chimichangas on each side.

I served these with Uncle Ben's spanish style rice (one of our favorites). The entire meal took less than 20 minutes to prepare, and truthfully was pretty cheap. Anthony ate both his chimichangas and I saved one for lunch or dinner tomorrow, so it was perfect for me.

As for rating this recipe..I'd give it 2 thumbs up. I may experiment in the future with a pepperjack cheese or some tomato flavor, but it's pretty fabulous as is. Anthony gave me a fist bump when he first bit into it, which is a high praise from him...about 5 minutes into the meal came another fist bump. When I pointed out that he'd already done that once he replied "it's deserving of two."

So there you go :)



B said...

Mmmm, that looks delish! Definitely going to try that on the husband. Thanks for stopping by my place.

Lisa Petrarca said...

Looks good now I just have to learn to like cooking!LOL!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm sending your request out this AM.

Alicia said...

oh my gosh my husband would looooove that!! maybe if he's nice to me, i'll make it for him!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Hey thanks for taking a look at my blog! I really like yours too. That recipe looks so yummy and I think I will try it on my hubby later in the week.
Collette xxx

Brooke said...

that looks amazing!! it doesn't sound that difficult to make either. :)

PetalsYoga said...

YUMMO! Rachel would be beyond proud.

I'm so glad you stopped by to visit me in yogaland.



MaRiN said...

When I first saw your post I thought it said CHEESECAKE chimichangas and I about died. LOL. Then I read the ingredients, re-read the title and they sound delicious, the cheesesteak, that is! Thanks for sharing.

Brittany said...


I'm totally drooling!

Stephanie said...

Oh, thanks for leaving me this link! My husband would LOVE these! I'm bookmarking! Heading over to check out your Greek meatloaf! :-)