We are great fans of Kelly and her amazing food blog Just a Taste and we couldn’t help but share with you this mouthwatering sweet recipe. Deep fried burritos filled with with homemade strawberry cheesecake cream. Yes, you heard that right – burittos are traditionally Mexican wheat flour tortillas filled with meat and refried beans, although in the US they also fill them with plain rice,  beans, lettuce, salsa, meat, guacamole, cheese, and sour cream.

“I dreamt up a dessert version that stars a homemade strawberry cheesecake filling rolled inside flour tortillas. The stuffed tortillas go for a quick dunk in boiling oil and a final swish in cinnamon and sugar. The result is a twist on traditional cheesecake that swaps pillowy tortillas for the classic graham cracker crust”, Kelly writes on her blog.

I am thinking that this would be the perfect Sunday morning sweet breakfast. So, let’s cook!


MAKES: 6 servings    PREP. TIME: 15 min    COOK TIME: 10 min

[quote_box_center]Cheesecake filing with fresh strawberries, rolled in tortillas and coated with cinnamon-sugar.[/quote_box_center]

INGREDIENTS

For chimichangas:
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  • 6 (8-inch) soft flour tortillas
  • 8 oz cream cheese ( room temperature)
  • 2 Tablespoon sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cups sliced strawberries
  • Vegetable oil-for frying
For coating:
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup sugar
For serving:
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese with the sour cream, 1 tablespoon sugar, vanilla extract and lemon zest, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Fold in 3/4 cup of the sliced strawberries.
  2. Divide the mixture evenly between the tortillas, slathering each portion in the lower third of each tortilla. Next, fold the two sides of each tortilla toward the center and then roll the tortilla up like a burrito and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat the rolling process with the remaining tortillas.
  3. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup sugar with the cinnamon in a shallow bowl and set it aside. Line a large plate with paper towels.
  4. Add 3 inches of oil to a large, deep saucepan, leaving a minimum of 2 inches from the top of the oil to the top of the saucepan. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 360ºF on a deep-fry thermometer.
  5. Working in batches, fry the chimichangas until golden brown and crispy, about 3 minutes, flipping them as needed. Transfer the chimichangas to the paper towel-lined plate to drain for 1 minute, and then roll them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Repeat the frying and rolling process with the remaining chimichangas, returning the oil to 360ºF between batches.
  6. Remove all toothpicks from the chimichangas and transfer them to serving plates. Top each with a portion of the remaining 1 cup of sliced strawberries and serve immediately.

ENJOY!

(Source: Just A Taste)

Featured image courtesy of Everyday Dishes

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