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Chi Chi's Seafood Chimichanga With Cheese Sauce

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recipe is ready in 30-60 minutes time: 30-60 minutes

serves/makes:   6


recipe id: 118975
cook method: microwave, stovetop, oven

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1 package flour tortillas (6 or 8 inch)
1 package (16 ounce size) crab meat, flaked
1 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
***Cheese Sauce***
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 dashes black pepper
2 cups milk or evaporated skim milk
8 ounces grated Montery jack cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix all ingredients except tortillas. Warm tortillas until pliable (about 10 second in microwave). Wet one side of tortilla and place wet side down. Spoon on filling ingredients. Roll to hold in filling.

Spray baking dish with non-stick coating. Lay chimichangas seam side down on baking dish. Bake 25 minutes. Serve with cheese sauce.

For Cheese Sauce: In a small saucepan melt butter or margarine. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes more.

Remove from heat. Add cheese, stir until melted. Just before serving, add lemon juice and stir until smooth.


794 calories, 33 grams fat, 77 grams carbohydrates, 44 grams protein per serving.
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I make this with fake crab instead because I don't like the taste of real crab unless it's fresh (and that's expensive). My husband and I love this dish but the kids don't as much.

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