Chilli Devil's Breakfast Chimichanga

Chilli Devil's Breakfast Chimichanga

For me, the best part of getting up in a morning is definitely breakfast. In fact, some days, breakfast is the only good thing about getting up...
So I like to have a range of breakfast recipes to choose from. I'll post about a few of them maybe; The Oven-Roasted All-Day Breakfast, Huevos Diablos, Eggs Canadian, Smoked Haddock in Chipotle Sauce, and who knows what else. But today was a breakfast chimichanga day.

A What?

"A chimichanga (/tʃɪmiˈtʃæŋɡə/;Spanish: [tʃimiˈtʃaŋɡa]) is a deep-fried burrito that is common in Tex-Mex and other Southwestern U.S. cuisine. The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with various ingredients,..."

In other words, a deep fried wrap. Now some of you will know I have something of an aversion to (most) deep-fried food. I'll come to that later. For the time being, just imagine a cooked breakfast in a wrap, and let's get on with it.


1 12 inch flour tortilla (or 2 smaller one).
2 eggs
1oz butter
1 tbsp soured cream or plain / Greek yoghurt
1 rasher of your favourite bacon
1 loose handful grated cheese
2-3 mushrooms
4 sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 small red onion
Pinch of chipotle powder or chilli powder / smoked paprika
Baked beans to serve.


finely chop the onions & sundried tomatoes. Slice the mushrooms and cut he bacon into pieces.
Add all these to a frying pan and cook over medium heat until the bacon is cooked.
Remove the pan from the heat, add the butter, crack in the eggs, return to the heat and stir quickly with a spatula or wooden spoon.
Before the eggs are set, remove from the heat again and add the soured cream or yoghurt and the chipotle powder. Return to the heat and stir quickly while adding the cheese.
When the mixture is set remove from the heat and spoon onto the tortilla.
Fold the tortilla into a burrito.

OK, about that "deep fried" bit...
You really don't have to. Frying does change the flavour of the wrap (very much for the better IMHO), but shallow frying or contact grilling produces pretty much exactly the same effect. I like to use the oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes in the method below - much tastier than the oil / fat in any deep fat fryer! Think of it as making "modern", "healthier" chimichangas.

Turn the burrito over and brush the bottom with oil. Place in a clean frying pan (or on the contact grill) and brush oil on the top of the burrito. If using a contact grill, close the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes (depending on your machine). If using a pan, fry gently for a minute or so, turn over and repeat until golden brown on both sides.

Serve with baked beans - or refried beans for a Mexican touch, or even a side salad if you want to be pseudo-healthy!