Mexican Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas #MexicanRecipes

How to make Mexican strawberry cheesecake chimichangas

Mexican strawberry cheesecake chimichangas - an easy and quick dessert

I knew next to nothing about Mexican desserts, besides fried ice cream, until I discovered these Mexican Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas. Let me tell you, my cheesecake addiction just got greater by a notch.

Those fried burritos are perfect for whenΒ you need a quick and inexpensive dessert. Maybe it’s not the healthiest dessert, but what dessert truly is? You can’t trust any “health” food these days, so let’s not even go there.


Listen to your body and your gut. Long gone are the days when I could eat two complete dinners in the same evening and not worry about my weight. Ah, to be young again. You remember those carefree days, don’t you? Then you hit middle age and everything changes. Everything goes downhill from there and slows down – your mind, your body, and your metabolism. Before you know it, you’re a grandparent and desperately trying to prolong your life by giving up what has kept you alive all these years – yummy food.

Thus, I can’t stress this enough: everything in moderation!

But I digress.

Anyway, you don’t need one of these Mexican strawberry cheesecake chimichangas every day, but you can indulge every once in a while and still live a healthy life.

Note: I’m teaming up with some amazing bloggers to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, so be sure to scroll all the way down for more delicious Mexican recipes!

How to Make Mexican Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas

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Ingredients:
Makes 6 chimichangas

8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
2 tablespoon sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup sliced or chopped strawberries, plus more for garnish
6 (8-inch or medium) soft flour tortillas
Vegetable oil for frying
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/3 cup sugar
Optional: chocolate syrup and/or whipped cream

 

~ Free Tip ~

Add a tablespoon of Nutella to each chimichanga before rolling them up. You could use blueberries or cherries from cherry pie filling too.

 

Directions:

In a medium bowl beat together the cream cheese, sour cream, 2 tablespoon sugar, vanilla extract and lemon zest, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Fold in the sliced strawberries.

Divide the mixture evenly among the tortillas, spreading portions in the lower third of each tortilla.Β  Next, fold the two sides of each tortilla toward the center and then roll the tortilla up like a burrito. Secure it with a toothpick. Repeat the rolling process with the remaining tortillas.

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Combine the remaining 1/3 cup sugar with the cinnamon in a shallow dish and set it aside. Line a large plate with paper towels.

Next, in a large, deep skillet or saucepan add about 3 inches of oil. Heat the oil over medium-high heat.

Working in batches, fry the chimichangas until golden brown and crispy, about 1-2 minutes, flipping them as needed. Transfer the chimichangas to the paper towel-lined plate and drain shortly. Remove the toothpicks since they can hurt you!

Finally, roll the warm chimichangas into cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat the frying and rolling process with the remaining chimichangas.

 Mexican sweet chimichangas with cinnamon sugar

Lastly, top each chimichanga with sliced strawberries, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream if desired. Serve immediately.

strawberry cheesecake filled and then fried tortillastortillas

So, can we just agree that besides fried ice cream, of course, fried cheesecake is the next best Mexican dessert? I’ll wait here until you go make these strawberry cheesecake chimichangas quickly so you know I’m right πŸ˜‰

easy and quick t omake Mexican chimichangas with strawberry cheesecake filling

Mexican Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas

Mexican Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas

Fried burritos filled with strawberry cheesecake make these chimichangas, an easy and delicious Mexican dessert.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon sour cream
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup sliced or chopped strawberries, plus more for garnish
  • 6 (8-inch or medium) soft flour tortillas
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Optional: chocolate syrup and/or whipped cream

Directions

In a medium bowl beat together the cream cheese, sour cream, 2 tablespoon sugar, vanilla extract and lemon zest, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Fold in the sliced strawberries.

Divide the mixture evenly among the tortillas, spreading portions in the lower third of each tortilla. Note: You could easily use 8 tortillas. I thought there was a bit much filling per chimichanga. Next, fold the two sides of each tortilla toward the center and then roll the tortilla up like a burrito. Secure it with a toothpick. Repeat the rolling process with the remaining tortillas.

Combine the remaining 1/3 cup sugar with the cinnamon in a shallow dish and set it aside. Line a large plate with paper towels.

In a large, deep skillet or saucepan add about 3 inches of oil. Heat the oil over medium-high heat.

Working in batches if necessary, fry the chimichangas until golden brown and crispy, about 1-2 minutes, flipping them as needed. Be careful not to burn them (learned the hard way). Transfer the chimichangas to the paper towel-lined plate and drain shortly. Remove the toothpicks!

While chimichangas are still warm, roll them into cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat the frying and rolling process with the remaining chimichangas.

Lastly, top each chimichanga with sliced strawberries, chocolate syrup, and whipped cream if desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

~ Free Tip ~

Add a tablespoon of Nutella to each cheesecake chimichanga before rolling them up. Use blueberries or cherries from cherry pie filling instead of strawberries.

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Fried burittos filled with strawberry cheesecake make these chimichangas, an easy and delicious Mexican dessert

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  1. Reply
    Rhonda
    June 23, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    These look delicious, and just in time for strawberry season. They even look easy enough for me to make. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best. I always look forward to your posts.
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      Jas
      June 24, 2017 at 1:25 am

      They really are easy, Rhonda! Thank you

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    Busy Monday 266
    May 15, 2017 at 6:03 pm

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    Rachel
    May 13, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    These look scrumptious! Love the pics!

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      Jas
      May 14, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      Thank you, Rachel! πŸ˜€

  4. Reply
    Beverly
    May 12, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Wow, Jas, these look delicious! I agree that moderation is good for us, but I don’t think I’d stop at just one of these. We’ll be featuring your Mexican Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas at tomorrow’s Snickerdoodle Party. See you there!
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      Jas
      May 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Aw, Beverly, you’re spoiling me πŸ˜€ Thank you so much and I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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    Theresa @DearCreatives
    May 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Looks so yummy Jas! Pinned & sharing Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party. Hey, we are having a great giveaway going on. Feel free to pop by to enter. See you again soon!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 11, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you, Theresa! Will check it out πŸ™‚

  8. Reply
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    May 11, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Looks fantastic!! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Thanks, Helen!

  9. Reply
    Debbie
    May 11, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Jas – these do look super duper easy – so much so I could probably make them and not ruin them LOL I love cheesecake and strawberries and yes – everything is ok in moderation! Thanks for linking up with #TuneInThursday last week. Hope to see you tomorrow too.
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      Jas
      May 11, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      These can’t be ruined even if you try, ha!

  10. Reply
    Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy
    May 10, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Those simply look divine!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you much, Danielle!

  11. Thanks for linking up and sharing this tempting dessert recipe with us at #overthemoon link party. Have a great week, I’ve pinned and shared. πŸ™‚
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      Jas
      May 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      Much appreciated, Sue!

  12. Reply
    Miz Helen
    May 9, 2017 at 11:51 am

    What a very special treat that I can’t wait to enjoy! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen
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      Jas
      May 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      I am, thank you Miz Helen!

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    Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook
    May 8, 2017 at 12:37 am

    These look awesome!! I want some right now! πŸ˜€

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Thank you! They’re really easy to make πŸ˜€

  15. Reply
    Cassie Smallwood
    May 7, 2017 at 8:34 am

    OMG! These look amazing! Some of my favorite things…chimichangas, cheesecake, and strawberries. Thanks for sharing!
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      Jas
      May 7, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Thank you, Cassie! They’re pretty good, if I may say so myself πŸ˜€

  16. Reply
    Akaleistar
    May 6, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Oh, that looks yummy! Love anything involving cheesecake πŸ™‚

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 6, 2017 at 11:29 pm

      Thank you! I’m addicted to cheesecakes and am slowly building my own collection. They even have their own page on my blog πŸ˜€

  17. Reply
    Stephanie
    May 6, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Wow! I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen a recipe for these…they look amazing! I especially like the option of adding Nutella (one of my many guilty pleasures).

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 6, 2017 at 11:30 pm

      Yes, I LOVE Nutella! πŸ˜€ Thanks for visiting, Stephanie! Hope your weekend is going great!

  18. Reply
    Alison's Allspice
    May 6, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Dessert chimichangas! How much fun! I love the extra touch with the cinnamon sugar finish too!
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      Jas
      May 6, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      Thank you, Alison! Honestly, I thought the cinnamon would be too much but it’s a perfect balance πŸ™‚

  19. Reply
    Michelle
    May 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Oh wow, these look like heaven on a plate. Can I eat my screen now please Jas?
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      Jas
      May 6, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Lol, Michelle, sure! Eat away πŸ˜›

  20. Reply
    Roseann Hampton
    May 5, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I think I have all of these ingredients – can’t wait to make these!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 5, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      You will love them, Roseann! Thanks for visiting!

  21. Reply
    Patrick@looneyforfood.com
    May 5, 2017 at 8:49 am

    I used to always get the chimi cheesecake at ruby tuesdays when I was younger. This brings back memories and I can’t wait to try making my own at home! Beautiful Pictures!
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      Jas
      May 5, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Ha, I love that name – chimi cheesecake! πŸ˜€ Thank you, Patrick, and thanks for stopping in!

  22. I’ve never heard of these but they look delicious! Thank you for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve pinned and shared.
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      Jas
      May 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you, Sue! They are supper yummy!

  23. Reply
    Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance
    May 4, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Oh my goodness, Jas, these look fabulous!! Thanks for sharing them with me at the party! Pinned and shared!
    Happy May!
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      Jas
      May 5, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      Thank you, Theresa! Wishing you a lovely weekend πŸ™‚

  24. Reply
    Jen Gregor
    May 4, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Oh wow!! These look about like the best things ever!! Pinned and printed so I can make tomorrow!
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      Jas
      May 4, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Jen, they pretty much are! LOL

  25. Reply
    Carol, The Red Painted Cottage
    May 4, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Oh my Jas, this looks soooo good! Another one of yours I have to print off and make!
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      Jas
      May 4, 2017 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks, Carol! You won’t be disappointed πŸ™‚

  26. Reply
    Sandra
    May 4, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Despite the fact that my metabolism has slowed to a crawl I need one of these in my life. They look delicious and you sure know how to tempt us with these amazing pictures. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope your week is going great.
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      Jas
      May 4, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      Thank you, Sandra! I think once we get to be a certain age, our metabolism almost comes to a stop πŸ™

  27. Reply
    Lindsay
    May 3, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Those look amazing. Wish I had cream cheese so I could try them right now.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 3, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Hi, Lindsay! Maybe put it on your shopping list? πŸ˜‰ Thanks for visiting and have a great rest of the week!

  28. Reply
    Carol ("Mimi")
    May 3, 2017 at 9:54 am

    This recipe looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your post on social media.
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      Jas
      May 3, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you very much!

  29. Reply
    Donna
    May 2, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Absolutely mouth-watering.
    Wish I had one right now!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 3, 2017 at 7:53 am

      Thank you, Dona! They are addictive.

  30. Reply
    Lori Hill-Smith
    May 2, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    These look so good! Thank you for sharing at BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve shared on social media.
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      Jas
      May 2, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Appreciate it, Lori!

  31. Reply
    Jan Thomas
    May 2, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I can’t wait to surprise my family with these! This will be so fun, I’m thinking Mothers Day!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 2, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Oh, yes! They’ll love it, I’m sure πŸ˜€

  32. Reply
    Clearissa
    May 2, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    These look delish. Thank you for sharing with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve shared your post on social media.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 2, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Thank you so much Clearissa!

  33. Reply
    image-in-ing: weekly photo linky
    May 2, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Looks quite tasty!
    Thanks for joining us this week at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/05/down-to-jordan-river.html
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 2, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      It is dangerously so πŸ˜€

  34. Reply
    Carlee
    May 1, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Where have these been all my life? I neeeeeeeeed them!
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    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 2, 2017 at 7:05 am

      Ha

  35. Reply
    Grammy Dee
    May 1, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you Jas for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.
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      Jas
      May 2, 2017 at 6:55 am

      Thank you, Dee!

  36. Reply
    Mrs Shoes
    May 1, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    Okay, you had me at ‘cheesecake’….
    But you knew that, didn’t you?
    Thanks for something simple enough to whip up last minute. Mr Shoes will thank you (for the recipe & for the extra curves these are sure to give me).

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 1, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      You crack me up, Mrs Shoes. And thank you!

  37. Reply
    Liz @ Books n' Cooks
    May 1, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I think I love you right now. Best Mexican dessert ever. πŸ™‚

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 1, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Lol, Liz! I’ll take that any day πŸ˜€ Thank you!!! :*

  38. Reply
    Ann
    May 1, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Whooahhh! I’m sold. Your picture looks so good I could literally lick the cream off my screen. I’m definitely going to give this a go!
    Darn! I didn’t know about this Mexican challenge you have. How cool!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 1, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      Haha, don’t drool over your screen! This isn’t a Mexican challenge. You can join our facebook group too (link on the bottom of the post). Then you can choose which holiday you want to participate in. We just have our own recipes that we post on a same given day and share. I think this is my second or third time. There is no obligation for participation πŸ™‚ So, come join in!

  39. Reply
    Cynthia
    May 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Oh My Gosh! Your chimichangas look so good. I would be very happy to have one (or perhaps 2)

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 1, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Thank you., Cynthia! Trust me, one would be plenty – they are rich! πŸ™‚

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    Wendy
    May 1, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Talk about saving the best for last!! This recipe, hands down, is my favorite shared today.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 1, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Aw, thank you, Wendy! You just made my day πŸ˜€

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