What Makes a Great Mini Chimi?

Mini chimichangas are a welcome appetizer for any party, or treat yourself to a flavor-packed snack any time! High quality beef mini chimichangas have seasoned beef and beans wrapped in a crispy,tender fried tortilla. Specifically, the chimichangas are golden brown and blistered. They hold their shape and keep an ample amount of filling inside. They glisten from oil but aren’t greasy. The aroma and flavor profile combines chili powder, beef, beans, and cheese with toasted tortilla light fry oil notes. There can be a number of secondary notes like cumin, black pepper, onion, and garlic. There is a low fry oil flavor. The chimichangas are salty with a sweet and sour complement. The wrapper is crispy and flaky. The filling is moist and rich. The beef may be slightly stringy and the filling may stick slightly to the teeth, but it’s not gummy or pasty.

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Tasting terms

  • flavor

    A combination of a food's basic taste and its accompanying aroma, flavor is the distinctive taste of a food or ingredient while it is in the mouth. Along with aroma, appearance, texture and taste, flavor is one of the five dimensions considered by ChefsBest Master Tasters. Example: Chocolate chip cookies should have a moderate chocolate flavor accompanied by a slightly lower level of complex dough flavor that includes egg, flour, vanilla and brown sugar notes.

  • aroma

    The smell that emanates from food. Along with appearance, texture, flavor and taste, aroma is one of the five dimensions used to evaluate a product. Example: Brownies should have an aroma that includes chocolate as well as egg, toasty and sweet notes.

  • sweet

    One of the basic tastes; often considered pleasing while exhibiting characteristics of sugar. Example: Honey, ripe fruits and syrup all have a pronounced sweet component.

  • sour

    One of the basic tastes; often considered sharp, tart and acidic. Example: Lemon juice, vinegar and fermented foods often have a strong sour component.