Easy Taco Bueno Cheesecake Chimichanga Recipe In 1 Hour

Last Updated on October 21, 2022 by Zara R.

Today, we’ll have a look at how to make this unique Taco Bueno cheesecake chimichanga recipe. It’s uber creamy, crispy, and stuffed with flavor!

And, what we love about this recipe is that you can use any filling that you’d like. This makes this recipe even more versatile than most unique desserts out there. It’s fun, the perfect bite-sized treat, and incredibly easy to make.

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What Is This Taco Bueno Cheesecake Chimichanga Recipe?

The first time we heard of these deep-fried cheesecake chimichangas from Taco Bueno, our initial thoughts were something along the lines of confusion. Can this dish be good? Can it be tasty?

Well, trust us when we say, it knocked our socks off! But, what exactly are they?

Essentially, you are making traditional chimichangas, but using a sweet cheesecake filling instead of a savory one. Once the filling has been made and the chimichangas rolled, all that’s left to do is deep-fry them.

This creates a soft creamy filling coated by a crispy tortilla exterior. Our Taco Bueno cheesecake chimichanga recipe is made in virtually the same way as theirs. We also dust ours in powdered sugar, however many prefer a cinnamon sugar coating.

You can also have a look at our site for delicious cheesecake toppings. These can all work as a delicious dipping sauce for these sweet chimichangas.

How do you reheat a deep-fried cheesecake

What You Need To Make This Taco Bueno Cheesecake Chimichanga Recipe

Ingredients for the cheesecake Chimichangas

  • 31 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 21-24 small 6-inch flour tortillas
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Ingredients for garnishing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Dipping sauce of your choice, for serving

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric hand or stand mixer
  • Toothpicks
  • Deep-fryer or large pot
  • Paper towel
  • Sieve for dusting
 

Step by step instructions

Step 1: Make the cheesecake filling

To start this dessert, you first have to prepare your cheesecake filling. Combine the softened cream cheese and sugar inside a large mixing bowl. Then, beat the ingredients until they become fluffy and the sugar starts dissolving.

Next, add the vanilla extract and sour cream. Mix them in well. You should end up with a smooth, lump-free, creamy cheesecake filling.

Step 2: Assemble the cheesecake chimichangas

Next, place one small flour tortilla on a flat surface. Then, add about 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons of cheesecake filling to the bottom third of the disc. Leave about 1/2 an inch open around the edge.

Then, if the cream cheese filling is lying horizontally from your perspective, fold over the two edges on the sides (that run vertically).

Next, take the open edge at the bottom, and start rolling up the chimichanga into a log. Secure the chimichanga with a toothpick and set it aside.

Step 3: Deep-fry the Taco Bueno cheesecake chimichanga recipe

Preheat your frying oil to 360ºF (180ºC). Then, fry each cheesecake chimichanga for roughly 3-4 minutes in total. Flip it over halfway through the time so the other side is fried too.

Your sweet chimichangas are finished frying when their outside is beautifully golden brown and crispy.

Step 4: Cool and garnish

As your deep-fried cheesecake pieces are finished frying, drain them on some paper towel. Then, transfer them to a large plate and dust them with powdered sugar.

Serve them immediately with any dipping sauce of your choice.

Expert Tips And Tricks

  • The flavor of these cheesecake chimichangas can easily be altered. You can make them tangier by adding lemon juice or zest. But, you can also remove the tanginess by substituting the sour cream with heavy cream.
  • For this Taco Bueno cheesecake chimichanga recipe, we only need to make an unbaked cheesecake filling. you can use any recipe that you’d like. Just make sure they don’t contain any eggs. the filling isn’t cooked during the frying process. So, if your recipe has eggs, they won’t cook either.
  • To fold the chimichangas can be tricky. But, essentially you fold them in a similar way to folding a burrito. Just ensure that the filling doesn’t spill out. If you don’t secure these treats properly before frying, the fryer will cause them to burst open. Have a look at this tutorial on making and folding chimichangas. The techniques apply to these deep-fried treats too.
  • You can also cook this Taco Bueno cheesecake chimichanga recipe in an air fryer. Simply set the temperature and fry them for 4 minutes. They will be crispy and arguably much healthier than their deep-fried counterparts.

Preparations Times And Servings

Preparation Times Baking Times Servings
20-25 minutes 20 minutes 21-24

Wrapping Things Up 

This Taco Bueno cheesecake chimichanga recipe is incredibly easy to make and doesn’t take nearly as long as people initially think. They are packed with authentic cheesecake flavors and crisp, yet creamy, textures.

If you tried this recipe (or gave it your own unique twist), let us know how it came out in the comments below!

FAQs

How do you reheat a deep-fried cheesecake?

The best way to reheat deep-fried cheesecake (or any deep-fried food item) is to do so using drying cooking methods. You can either bake the item, deep-fry them again, or place them in an air-fryer. All of these methods will help re-crisp the item while heating them up again.

Does fried cheesecake have to be refrigerated?

Even if you have deep-fried your cheesecake, it is still made from perishable ingredients (like dairy and eggs) which will go off if left at room temperature. The deep-fried crispy coating will provide an extra layer of protection and slow bacterial growth, but it won't prevent the dairy itself from going rancid.

How do you fold a cheesecake chimichanga?

Explaining how to roll chimichangas are difficult. But, you can check out the link in our tips and tricks section. To start, you place your filling in the bottom third of the disc. Then, let it face you horizontally. Next, fold over the outer sides (that face you vertically). Start at the bottom edge (where the filling is) and roll the chimichanga into a log. Secure it and fry it.

What does tempura cheesecake taste like?

Tempura cheesecake is a very simple, yet extraordinary concept. Essentially, you take pieces of set cheesecake, dip them in a tempura batter, and deep-fry them until they are crispy. this causes the cheesecake part to melt. Tempura cheesecakes are uber crispy and crunchy on the outside, and absolutely creamy and oozy once you bite into them.

Easy Taco Bueno Cheesecake Chimichanga Recipe In 1 Hour

Easy Taco Bueno Cheesecake Chimichanga Recipe In 1 Hour

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Today, we'll have a look at how to make this unique Taco Bueno cheesecake chimichanga recipe. It's uber creamy, crispy, and stuffed with flavor! And, what we love about this recipe is that you can use any filling that you'd like. This makes this recipe even more versatile than most unique desserts out there. It's fun, the perfect bite-sized treat, and incredibly easy to make.
Prep Time 25 mins
Baking Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cheesecake chimichangas

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric hand or stand mixer
  • Toothpicks
  • Deep fryer or large pot
  • Paper towel
  • Sieve for dusting

Ingredients
  

Ingredients for the cheesecake Chimichangas

  • 31 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 21-24 small 6-inch flour tortillas
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

Ingredients for garnishing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Dipping sauce of your choice, for serving

Instructions
 

  • Make the cheesecake filling
    To start this dessert, you first have to prepare your cheesecake filling. Combine the softened cream cheese and sugar inside a large mixing bowl. Then, beat the ingredients until they become fluffy and the sugar starts dissolving.
    Next, add the vanilla extract and sour cream. Mix them in well. You should end up with a smooth, lump-free, creamy cheesecake filling.
    31 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature, 1/3 cup caster sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Assemble the cheesecake chimichangas
    Next, place one small flour tortilla on a flat surface. Then, add about 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons of cheesecake filling to the bottom third of the disc. Leave about 1/2 an inch open around the edge.
    Then, if the cream cheese filling is lying horizontally from your perspective, fold over the two edges on the sides (that run vertically).
    Next, take the open edge at the bottom, and start rolling up the chimichanga into a log. Secure the chimichanga with a toothpick and set it aside.
    21-24 small 6-inch flour tortillas
  • Deep-fry the Taco Bueno cheesecake chimichanga recipe
    Preheat your frying oil to 360ºF (180ºC). Then, fry each cheesecake chimichanga for roughly 3-4 minutes in total. Flip it over halfway through the time so the other side is fried too.
    Your sweet chimichangas are finished frying when their outside is beautifully golden brown and crispy.
    Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Cool and garnish
    As your deep-fried cheesecake pieces are finished frying, drain them on some paper towel. Then, transfer them to a large plate and dust them with powdered sugar.
    Serve them immediately with any dipping sauce of your choice.
    1 cup powdered sugar, Dipping sauce of your choice, for serving

Notes

For this Taco Bueno cheesecake chimichanga recipe, we only need to make an unbaked cheesecake filling. you can use any recipe that you'd like. Just make sure they don't contain any eggs. the filling isn't cooked during the frying process. So, if your recipe has eggs, they won't cook either.
You can also cook this Taco Bueno cheesecake chimichanga recipe in an air fryer. Simply set the temperature and fry them for 4 minutes. They will be crispy and arguably much healthier than their deep-fried counterparts.
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