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Beef Chimichangas Recipe
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Beef Chimichangas Recipe

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A spicy sauce sparks up these hearty beef- and bean-filled tortillas. I often double the recipe and freeze the chimichangas individually to take out as needed. I serve them with shredded lettuce and sour cream. —Schelby Thompson, Camden Wyoming, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce, divided
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 12 flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped jalapeno peppers
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, onion, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, chili powder, garlic and cumin.
  2. Spoon about 1/3 cup of beef mixture off-center on each tortilla. Fold edge nearest filling up and over to cover. Fold in both sides and roll up. Fasten with toothpicks. In a large saucepan, combine the chilies, peppers and remaining tomato sauce; heat through.
  3. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry the chimichangas for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve with sauce. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Beef Chimichangas in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p34

Reviews for Beef Chimichangas(9)

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Reviewed May. 18, 2013

I liked this chimichangas, i thought the whole dish was flavorful.

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Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013

Spray with pam and cook at 450 until brown . 10 to 15 minutes

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

Has anyone baked the Beef Chimichangas ? If so, how can I do it? Thanks!

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Reviewed May. 15, 2011

I forgot to click on the stars

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Reviewed May. 15, 2011

I liked it a lot...kids loved it. Easy to make too.

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