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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 each: 328 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 8g fiber), 16g 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.
  2. 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. Discard toothpicks. 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


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keron
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"Can they be baked instead of fried?"

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Midesire1
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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orien
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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bonnie61
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

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

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tkrafajko
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2009

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

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kamicakes
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2009

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

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