Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sweet Pork Chimichanga

You know that wonderful moment when you realize what has been missing from a lack luster recipe all these years? I had that moment this week. My husband grew up on chimichangas and we have been making them throughout the time we have been together, but something has always been missing from them. This week I decided to completely throw the recipe on its head and see if it made a difference. We ended up LOVING the new version and according to my husband, we are never going back.
These chimis are melt in your mouth fantastic. They take an extra step that the original version, but they are so worth that extra step.

You will need: 

  • a 2 lb pork roast 
  • a 12 oz can of Coke
  • 1/4 C. of brown sugar
  • 1 bottle of honey BBQ sauce
  • flour tortillas
  • toothpicks 
  • slow cooker
  • oil for frying
  • toppings such as salsa, sour cream and avocado 
Put your roast in your slow cooker. Cover with the coke and the brown sugar. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Pull the roast out of the slow cooker and shred. Dump the coke and brown sugar. Add the roast back to the slow cooker and cover with the bottle of BBQ sauce. Cook on low for 1 more hour. Warm up the tortillas so they are soft and foldable. Lay meat down the direct center of the tortilla, careful to not go all of the way to the edges. Fold the sides perpendicular to the meat over the meat. Roll the tortilla up from the bottom to the top, securing with toothpicks. Fry the chimis in 1 inch of vegetable oil, over medium heat on the stove top. Turn the chimis over when they start to turn golden brown. 

Serve with sour cream, salsa, avocados and cheese. 

The extra step of switching from a coke marinade to BBQ sauce makes sure that the meat stays moist and perfect for frying. What do you like on your chimis? 

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Masshole Mommy said...

Those sound really good. I love Mexican food.

I am Harriet said...

That looks like it would be a great family meal.

bxcrochet said...

I have never had chimichangas before but they look really good. Will be trying these.

Michelle F>

MikiHope said...

I do love Mexican food but I don't think I have ever had one of these before. They sure sound good.

Kandi said...

I have never tried chimichangas before! Those sound really good. Do you think they will work with corn tortillas?

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

I love that this has honey bbq sauce in it. Yum!

Stacey - Travel Blogger said...

This looks so good! I might make this later this week.

Maureen @ Wisconsin Mommy said...

This sounds like a recipe the whole family would like. I will add it to the list.

Sandra Shaffer said...

I always order chimichangas at restaurants, but now you've inspired me to try it at home!

Liz Mays said...

I've never tried one of those and I like the idea of having it at home even better!

kristi dominguez said...

This sounds so husband loves recipes like this!

Onica MommyFactor said...

What a yummy and easy recipe. I would have to try it with chicken or another meat since we cut back on pork a while ago.