Cinco de Mayo eats: Sandbar's mini chimis

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

Mini Chimis


-1 lb. of your favorite meat (ground or carne asada)
-1 medium onion, chopped
-1 envelope taco seasoning
-3/4 cup water
-3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
-1 cup sour cream
-1/2 cup chopped green chilies
-1 package of egg roll wrappers
-1 egg white
-Oil for frying
-Favorite toppings


1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.

2. In a large bowl, combine the cheese, sour cream and chilies. Stir in beef mixture. Place an egg roll wrapper on work surface with one point facing you. Place 1/3 cup filling in center. Fold bottom third of wrapper over filling; fold in sides.

3. Brush top point with egg white; roll up to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling. (Keep remaining egg roll wrappers covered with waxed paper to avoid drying out.)

4. In a large saucepan, heat 1 inch of oil to 375 degrees. Fry chimichangas for 1-1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm with salsa and sour cream.

Sandbar Mexican Grill

Sandbar Chandler - 7200 W. Ray Rd.

Sandbar Desert Ridge - 21001 N. Tatum Blvd.

Event Info: Why just celebrate Cinco de Mayo on a single day when at Sandbar Mexican Grill you can enjoy three full days of fiesta? Kicking off Saturday, May 3 and continuing through Monday, May 5, enjoy live music and DJs performing all day out on the stage on the patio extension (full music lineup is below), as well as drink specials such as $3 Dos Equis beers and $5 margaritas at both Valley locations of Sandbar.

Guests can also watch the epic boxing battle between Mayweather and Maidana on a 9-by-16-foot LED screen on Saturday, May 3 at Sandbar Chandler.

Sandbar Desert Ridge music lineup

-Rockhard, Whiskey's Quicker (4 to 7 p.m.)

-The Crown Kings (2 to 6 p.m.)
-Pyrosteria - A Def Leppard Tribute Band (6 to 9 p.m.)

-Jay Allen and The Uncommon Good (2 to 5 p.m.)
-Redneck Rockstars (6 to 9 p.m.)

Sandbar Chandler music lineup

-DJ LaDelfa (1 to 5 p.m.)
-AJ Rodriguez (5 to 8 p.m.)
-The New F-O's (8 to 9 p.m.)
-DJ Jeff Metcalf (after the Mayweather Fight)

-DJ 6'4" (1 to 5 p.m.)
-DJ Scandalous (5 to 9 p.m.)

-DJ LaDelfa (1 to 5 p.m.)
-The Sneak Attach (5 to 7 p.m.)
-Jay Allen and The Uncommon Good (7 to 9 p.m.)
DJ Jeff Metcalf (9 p.m. to close)