Sweet Potato Chimichangas

This is great for the day after Thanksgiving. Can even add the stuffing,

Also great for a vegan dish


1 (40 ounce) can mashed sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon ground cinnamondownload (1)

1 (10 ounce) package miniature marshmallows (not a fan of marshmellows )

1 tablespoon frozen whipped topping, thawed

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

16 (10 inch) flour tortillas

1/4 cup butter, softened

1 quart oil for frying, or as needed

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon white sugar or honey



Place the sweet potatoes in a saucepan, and stir in 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Cook and stir over medium heat until most of the juice has evaporated. Stir in the marshmallows just until partly melted. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool.

Once the sweet potato mixture is cool, stir in the confectioners’ sugar and flour. Add more sugar to taste if desired.

Cut each tortilla in half, and spread a thin layer of butter on each side. Place 1 tablespoon of the sweet potato filling onto the center of each one running parallel to the cut edge, then fold in the sides, and roll up from the straight edge to seal in the filling.

Heat about 1 inch oil in a large heavy skillet to about 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry chimichangas until light golden brown, turning as needed. Remove to paper towels to drain. The tortillas will darken a little after they are removed. Mix together the remaining cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle over the chimichangas while warm.


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