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Ann B. Davis' Outer Space Chimichangas

Updated: May 9, 2022

Outer Space Chimichangas? Oh, Alice!

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This recipe looks like it actually might work!)

Ann B. Davis'


1 quart water

1 pound lean steak, cut in 2-inch cubes

1½ teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons oil

1 small onion, sliced

1 clove garlic, minced

¾ pound tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1½ green bell peppers, seeded and sliced

1½ teaspoons pepper

8 12-inch flour tortillas (see recipe, page 81)

(EDITOR'S NOTE: there is NO recipe for flour tortillas on page 81 of Alice's cookbook,

just buy em pre-made like most people do.)


Green Chili Salsa (see recipe, page 83)

(EDITOR'S NOTE: the recipe for Green Chili Salsa is on page 79, not page 83 of

Alice's cookbook. Anyway I would use your favorite store-bought salsa instead.)

2 cups grated Cheddar cheese

2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese

Sour cream

3 tomatoes, diced

Minced green onion tops

In a heavy saucepan combine the water, beef, and salt and bring the mixture to a boil. Skim. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook for about 2 hours or until the meat is tender. Cool and drain, retaining 1½ cups of liquid.

Shred the meat. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until soft. Mix in the beef and ¾ pound of tomatoes, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the bell pepper, pepper, and ½ cup of the reserved liquid. Cover and simmer until the liquid is almost absorbed. Heat a separate skillet over medium heat.

Cook 1 tortilla at a time until soft, about 10 seconds per side. Place ½ cup of beef mixture on a tortilla and fold the lower half over the beef.

Fold in the sides and roll up. Repeat with each tortilla. Heat the oil in a large skillet to 375°. Add the chimichangas and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side. Do not crowd. Drain on a paper towel.

Spoon Green Chili Salsa over the chimichangas. Top with the cheeses and sour cream. Sprinkle with the diced tomatoes and minced green onion tops.

Alice: Yeah, well . . .

Maybe hot dogs instead?

Cindy likes it. Hey, settle down Cindy!

From Alice's Brady Bunch Cookbook, 1994!

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