FWC Chimichangas


  • 2 tablespoons lard or vegetable oil
  • 1 (3 pound) chuck or pork roast
  • 1 (7 ounce) can diced green chiles, drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can stewed tomatoes with juice
  • 1/2 package Goldwater's The Senator's Chili Mix *
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh onion
  • 3/4 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered Mexican oregano
  • 12 medium flour tortillas
  • 1 pound grated longhorn cheese
  • 1 pound grated Monterey jack cheese
  • Garlic salt and pepper, to taste
  • Oil (for deep frying)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa, to taste

* Yes, this chili mix will most likely always be available.


  1. Wrap meat in foil and bake at 250 degrees F to 300 degrees F for 2 hours, adding a little water if needed.
  2. Cool until fat solidifies; skim. Shred meat and retain 3/4 cup of the meat juices.
  3. Combine meat and juices in large fry pan and add chiles, tomatoes, Goldwater's Chili Mix and remaining spices. Cook slowly until moisture is gone, about 30 minutes.
  4. To assemble chimis, place 2 tablespoons longhorn cheese on each tortilla. Top with 2 to 3 tablespoons meat mixture. Add 2 tablespoons Monterey jack cheese. Season with garlic salt and pepper. Fold all sides in and secure with wooden picks to make a square.
  5. Deep fry in 1 inch hot oil until golden brown.
  6. Drain on paper towels.
  7. Top with remaining cheese.
  8. Serve on a bed of shredded lettuce, topped with sour cream, guacamole and salsa.

This is a recipe from the 1972 Faculty Women's Club of the University of Arizona.

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