Monday, November 29, 2010

Chimi Chimi!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, ate lots and had to go put on their pajama pants afterwards! Mine was good except...

I got sick.

Well of course, you forget my house is cursed with sickness all the way around! All I know is I went over to my in-laws house and was feeling just fine and by the time I left my throat was sore and I had no voice! It's probably because I was at my in-laws! Du, du,du, dummmmm.

I'm kidding!

I'm totally blaming it on work, the night before I was working and there were kids coming in with snot faces so it was one of them, I should go hunt them down and give them a Kleenex and tell them to quit getting me sick! And to wipe their boogers! I'm pretty sure it was just a sinus infection, my voice is still cutting out and sounding hoarse and now I'm coughing. Ya know the worst thing is waking up in the middle of the night coughing so hard you feel like your choking. I woke up at 4:30 a.m. with a cough drop still in my mouth. Good thing I didn't choke, huh? I was desperate to stop, even if it meant choking on a cough drop while I'm sleeping. I didn't do the whole Black Friday thing, but I did have to go to Walmart Friday afternoon to get medicine and still managed to put a printer, Tupperware dishes, "The Notebook" movie and Peppermint body wash in my basket. It's amazing what I go in for and come out with!

Off my sickness and shopping habits now and on to my chimis! I had one of those nights last week where I was searching in the pantry for something, anything, or whatever! Jeff was over at a friends house watching football and I was bored so why not come up with something to cook up? I started grabbing things out of the freezer, fridge and pantry and came out with this:

Here's what you'll need:

1 lb ground turkey (or beef) cooked and drained
1 lb pork sausage cooked and drained
1 onion, chopped small
1 can cream of potato soup (used Campbell's)
1 (6 oun) can green chili's, drained
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp each salt and pepper
tortillas (I think I was able to get 10 chimis, soft taco size torts)
vegetable oil

Sour Cream
Hot Sauce
Or whatever else makes you go pitter patter

Cook your meats and onion together until done, drain. Add in your cream of potato soup, green chili's, and seasonings. Stir around until heated through. Lay out your flour tortilla on your counter and put some of your mix in the middle of the tort, top with some cheese and fold in the corners on all side to make a pocket. If it won't fold together and wants to come undone, you have it to full, so take a little bit out until it does all close up. It should look like this:

Do this until all the mixture is done, or if you have little ones like me, I saved enough for a quesadilla and just put the meat mix and cheese on some tort's and they chowed it down! A little easier to eat for a 1 and 2 year old! Heat a little bit of oil, enough to cover the bottom of a skillet, on medium until heated up. Place your chimi in the pan seam side down first for about a minute or until golden brown, flip and do the same thing to the other side and repeat with all of them until done. Top with whatever you like and there ya go! Easy homemade chimi's! The sausage in it really did make it taste really good and the chunks of potato from the soup-even better. I wish I had one right now actually. I might be making these again sometime this week, they were that good! 

Gobble this up Turkey Eaters! Ya know you want to!

This is linked up with Tuesday Night Supper Club and


Oh, oh, almost forgot tomorrow is the last day for my CSN Giveaway so head on over there and enter to win, not alot of you have entered yet so there is a fantastic chance of you winning!Maybe. It is the holidays, every little bit counts!


  1. I got sick too!! It's horrible isn't it? All these left-overs that just don't sound good. . .and the cough. . .oh boy, it's driving me crazy too!

    Your chimi's look awesome, I love the addition of the cream'o'soup.

    -Krystal @

  2. Those look awesome! We're always on the look out for new Mexican variations to add to our dinner line up.

  3. Yum! Those look so good. You're a brave woman going to Walmart on Black Friday (even later in the day) and sick no less.

  4. This looks delicious. My father was sick over Thanksgiving as well, and now I think I've caught it as well! Eek!

  5. These look like something my hubby and the boys would go for. Thanks for sharing. Dropping in from TNSC!

  6. Hope you are feeling better. The chimi's look tasty and btw I'll be sure and add some hot sauce to my next turkey.

  7. Wow these look good they remind me of California,but as a fellow Texan I know how hard it is to stay away from Texas.I am also a new follower

  8. My sick didn't start until today - apparently the stress and craziness of the holidays caught up with me!

    These chimis look good - and so easy. I love the addition of sausage and potato soup. I'm bookmarking this to try soon!

  9. You would make the news for choking on a cough drop!! That sucks getting sick and I have a 24 hour bug the night before myself. Lovely recipe.

  10. Great recipe, that looks so good.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I am now following yours as well. Have a great day!

  11. i hope you are feeling better...i can't believe you whipped this up--especially while you were feeling poorly. amazing! these look so yummy...i need to give them a try. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

  12. Yum, another recipe to add to my list! Thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz


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