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Grilled Beef Chimichangas

I created this recipe when I didn't have the ingredients for my go-to dish. After making this, it became my new favorite! —Jackie Burns, Kettle Falls, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Grill 10 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches)
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Reduced-fat sour cream and guacamole, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in chiles, salsa and cumin.
  • Spoon 1/2 cup beef mixture across center of each tortilla; top with 2 tablespoons cheese. Fold bottom and sides of tortilla over filling and roll up.
  • Place chimichangas on grill rack, seam side down. Grill, covered, over medium-low heat 10-12 minutes or until crisp and browned, turning once. If desired, serve with sour cream and guacamole.
Nutrition Facts
1 chimichanga: 295 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Mbdrake
    Jun 22, 2020

    Excellent! Delicious!! The second time we made them we brushed olive oil on the tortillas and then sprinkled with salt and pepper. Even more delicious!! (Also added quite a bit more cheese)

  • justmbeth
    Aug 29, 2019

    I now thing grilling is the only way to make chimichangas!

  • jinlorenza
    May 18, 2018

    We had these last night, and they were DELICIOUS! And easy to make!! My husband and I both loved them. I used white tortillas since I didn't have wheat on-hand.