Chimichanga

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Chimichanga is a deep-fried burrito that is common in Tex-Mex and other Southwestern U.S. cuisine.wikipedia
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Burrito

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Chimichanga is a deep-fried burrito that is common in Tex-Mex and other Southwestern U.S. cuisine.
A long and thin fried burrito called a chivichanga, which is similar to a chimichanga, is prepared in the state of Sonora and vicinity.

Cuisine of the Southwestern United States

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Chimichanga is a deep-fried burrito that is common in Tex-Mex and other Southwestern U.S. cuisine.

Carne seca

The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with various ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese, beans, machaca (dried meat), carne adobada (marinated meat), carne seca (dried beef), or shredded chicken, and folding it into a rectangular package.
In Arizona, according to Marian Burros of The New York Times, carne seca is a popular meat filling used by Tucson-area Mexican restaurants in enchiladas, chimichangas, and tacos, and is sometimes mixed with eggs.

Deep frying

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Chimichanga is a deep-fried burrito that is common in Tex-Mex and other Southwestern U.S. cuisine. It is then deep-fried, and can be accompanied by salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or cheese.

Tex-Mex

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Chimichanga is a deep-fried burrito that is common in Tex-Mex and other Southwestern U.S. cuisine.

Flour tortilla

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The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with various ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese, beans, machaca (dried meat), carne adobada (marinated meat), carne seca (dried beef), or shredded chicken, and folding it into a rectangular package.

Ingredient

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The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with various ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese, beans, machaca (dried meat), carne adobada (marinated meat), carne seca (dried beef), or shredded chicken, and folding it into a rectangular package.

Rice

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The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with various ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese, beans, machaca (dried meat), carne adobada (marinated meat), carne seca (dried beef), or shredded chicken, and folding it into a rectangular package.

Cheese

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The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with various ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese, beans, machaca (dried meat), carne adobada (marinated meat), carne seca (dried beef), or shredded chicken, and folding it into a rectangular package.

Bean

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The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with various ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese, beans, machaca (dried meat), carne adobada (marinated meat), carne seca (dried beef), or shredded chicken, and folding it into a rectangular package.

Machaca

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The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with various ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese, beans, machaca (dried meat), carne adobada (marinated meat), carne seca (dried beef), or shredded chicken, and folding it into a rectangular package.

Adobada

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The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with various ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese, beans, machaca (dried meat), carne adobada (marinated meat), carne seca (dried beef), or shredded chicken, and folding it into a rectangular package.

Salsa (sauce)

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It is then deep-fried, and can be accompanied by salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or cheese.

Guacamole

It is then deep-fried, and can be accompanied by salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or cheese.

Sour cream

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It is then deep-fried, and can be accompanied by salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or cheese.

Arizona

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The origin of the chimichanga is uncertain about whether the dish is a true Mexican native or was first prepared by accident in Arizona, United States.

Immigration

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Given the variant chivichanga, mainly employed in Mexico, one derivation indicated that immigrants to the United States brought the dish with them, mainly through Sonora into Arizona.

Sonora

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Given the variant chivichanga, mainly employed in Mexico, one derivation indicated that immigrants to the United States brought the dish with them, mainly through Sonora into Arizona.

Tucson, Arizona

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According to one source, Monica Flin, the founder of the Tucson, Arizona, restaurant El Charro, accidentally dropped a burrito into the deep-fat fryer in 1922.

Deep fryer

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According to one source, Monica Flin, the founder of the Tucson, Arizona, restaurant El Charro, accidentally dropped a burrito into the deep-fat fryer in 1922.

Spanish language

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She immediately began to utter a Spanish profanity beginning "chi..."

Profanity

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She immediately began to utter a Spanish profanity beginning "chi..."

Spanish profanity

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(chingada), but quickly stopped herself and instead exclaimed chimichanga, a Spanish equivalent of "thingamajig".

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(chingada), but quickly stopped herself and instead exclaimed chimichanga, a Spanish equivalent of "thingamajig".