Chimichanga, or chivichanga, is a deep-fried
burrito that is
popular in Southwestern cuisine, Tex-Mex cuisine, and the Mexican states of
Sinaloa and Sonora.
Left: A Chimichanga with refried beans and
rice served at an Illinois restaurant.
The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour
tortilla with a wide range of ingredients, most commonly beans, rice, cheese,
ground beef, shredded beef, carne adobada, or shredded chicken, and folding it
into a rectangular package. It is then deep-fried and can be accompanied with
guacamole, sour cream and/or cheese.