Updated: May 9, 2022
Outer Space Chimichangas? Oh, Alice!
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This recipe looks like it actually might work!)
Ann B. Davis'
OUTER SPACE CHIMICHANGAS
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
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!