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Cheesy Chimichangas Recipe

When I was growing up, our family would travel from our home in New York to visit Grandma in Arizona. That's where I first sampled these chimichangas. My husband loves them.—Deborah Martin, Grand Prairie, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • canola oil
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa, divided
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • Shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes
  • Sour cream and guacamole, optional


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in garlic salt and pepper.
  • 2. Brush one side of each tortilla with oil. Spoon 1/4 cup beef mixture off-center on oiled side of tortillas. Top with 1 tablespoon each of salsa, cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up. Secure with toothpicks; place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Brush with oil
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Remove toothpicks.
  • 4. Serve chimichangas on a bed of lettuce and tomato. Spoon remaining salsa over chimichangas. Serve with sour cream and guacamole if desired. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 338 calories, 19 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 955 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.