Beef  Chimichanga. A Deep Fried Beef Burrito with Cheddar Cheese Sour Cream Pico de Gallo and Mole Sauce
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Why You May Want To Skip The Chimichangas At Mexican Restaurants
With hearty and savory ingredients like meat, rice, beans, and cheese, chimichangas are an indulgent Tex-Mex option. However, this deep-fried meal is not considered authentically Mexican, and Firoz Thanawalla, the founder and CEO of the culinary goods website Chef's Satchel, recommends skipping the dish altogether.
According to Thanawalla, chimichangas lack flavor and are loaded with calories, making them a lackluster choice. As Thanawalla said, "Chimichangas can be juicy. But often, when deep-fried, [it] loses most of its flavor. Most of the taste is derived from the cheesy sauce it is topped with. They are definitely not worth the calories."
According to Food Network, the average restaurant chimichanga has a whopping 760 calories, 34 grams of fat, and 1,930 milligrams of salt. Especially considering all the other flavorful options Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines have to offer, you’re better off choosing something like a burrito, tacos, or enchiladas.