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Beef and Bean Chimichangas Recipe
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Beef and Bean Chimichangas Recipe

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My family never gets bored with what I serve for dinner, because I'm always trying new recipes. These chimichangas, though, are often requested especially by our teenage daughter.—Janice Lyons, Eagle River, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) refried beans
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup taco sauce
  • 16 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Toppings: shredded lettuce, sour cream, chopped ripe olives, chopped tomatoes, additional cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 328 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 574 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, cheese and taco sauce. Cook and stir until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Spoon about 1/3 cup off-center on each tortilla. Fold up edge nearest filling; fold in both sides and roll up. Secure with a toothpick. In a large skillet, fry tortillas, folded side down, in oil for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn; cook 2-3 minutes longer. Drain on paper towels. Serve with toppings of your choice. Yield: 16 chimichangas.
Originally published as Beef and Bean Chimichangas in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p303

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 328 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 574 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 16 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 4, 2014

I have enjoyed many of the recipes posted and the beef and bean chimichangas is another great recipe.I am only one to feed, and freeze quite a bit of food. I usually look online for information re freezing certain foods. I too would like the recipes to indicate they are freezer friendly, Thank you

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Reviewed May. 3, 2014

It would be nice if you would indicate if the recipes you publish daily are freezer friendly. Thanks

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

I loved this recipe. My husband also loved it. Will definitely be making this again!

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2009

These were great Chimichangas. The whole family loved them and they were so easy to make.

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Reviewed Jun. 2, 2009

These are my fiance's new favorite! Thanks for the recipe!!

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