Mini Baked Chimichanga Recipe

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A couple years ago, I flew into Cancun, Mexico on Cinco de Mayo.

The entire flight south I was giddy with anticipation. I wasn’t sure what to expect upon arrival, but I assumed as the 5th of May commemorates an important victory in the Battle of Puebla, margaritas would be flowing freely, mariachi music would be heard in the streets… And maybe a colorful ticker-tape parade of sorts?

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However, when I landed it seemed to be just a normal day in paradise.

After asking several employees at the hotel about how they celebrate Cinco de Mayo, it seemed clear we (in the United States) make much more of this holiday than most Mexicans. In fact, one waiter thought it was hilarious that we celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the United States at all.

Leave it to Americans to take every opportunity to throw a party!

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Well, that’s something I love about our culture.

We appreciate a good celebration, even if we have to conjure one up.

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And if it involves tequila-laced beverages and zesty Mexican food, even better!

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Today’s Mini Baked Chimichanga Recipe is a fabulous little tex mex snack that offers the flavor and crunch of deep fried chimichanga, without the unnecessary fat and calories.

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Inside each little bundle, you’ll find beans, cheese, and meat, like a classic chimichanga.

However, I’ve rolled them in small tortillas, sprayed them lightly with oil, and baked them so the tortillas turn crunchy, and the insides melt together.

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While the chimichangas are in the oven, blend ripe avocados with salsa verde to make a creamy sauce to dunk your chimichangas.

Or spoon it over the top and garnish with pico de gillo and sour cream!

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This Mini Baked Chimichanga Recipe is quick to pull together and packs one heck of a punch in the flavor department.

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It’s a marvelous snack to serve on Cinco de Mayo, or any other day you want to turn into a celebration!

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12 comments on “Mini Baked Chimichanga Recipe

  1. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted April 13, 2016 at 8:17 am Reply

    These mini chimichangas sound so good!

  2. Karen @ Seasonal Cravingsposted April 13, 2016 at 8:25 am Reply

    This looks delicious and super easy to whip up for the kids on a weeknight.  Lovely photos too!

  3. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted April 13, 2016 at 9:33 am Reply

    I have a soft spot for chimichangas! So making these! 

  4. Emily @ Life on Foodposted April 13, 2016 at 9:56 am Reply

    Haha so funny that they don’t celebrate and we do! I love Mexican food so I am not going to stop; I will take any chance to eat a bit more guacamole.

  5. [email protected]posted April 13, 2016 at 10:13 am Reply

    These look so cute,  perfect for aperitif.  I love your idea of baking them instead of frying. 

  6. Heather Christoposted April 13, 2016 at 11:09 am Reply

    So funny- we totally conjure holidays! And this is one of my favorite fake Holidays- because: the food!!! These chimichangas are the perfect way to celebrate!

  7. cookbook queenposted April 13, 2016 at 2:20 pm Reply

    I am never one to turn down a good excuse for a party, especially if said party involves these mini chimichangas! I love that these are baked instead of fried!!

  8. Gaby Dalkinposted April 13, 2016 at 3:44 pm Reply

    Love that these are baked! And that we’re already prepping for Cinco de Mayo!!

  9. Maraposted April 14, 2016 at 10:51 am Reply

    Im loving the creamy avocado salsa on those cute little chimichangas!

  10. Shawnposted May 23, 2016 at 4:17 pm Reply

    I made these and they are VERY good. This is the first recipe I tried of yours and I am so happy I found your website. Thank you for sharing great recipes.

    Rating: 5
  11. Railway addaposted April 27, 2017 at 6:42 am Reply

    This looks fantastic!