History of the Chimichanga

There is a debate on how the chimichanga actually came to be, but there seems to one story that most people believe to be true. It is said that it all started in Arizona at El Charro restaurant. The owner supposedly dropped a burrito into a vat of hot oil. When he saw what happened, he went to say a Spanish swear and said “chimichanga” instead. The two words have similar letters in them, so it was an easy mistake to make. [Read more…]