Beef Chimichangas

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Total Time
40mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
20 mins

Recipe handed down from my mom. This main dish is a family favorite.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in deep fryer.
  2. Brown meat and onion. Drain grease. Follow directions on taco seasoning packet to finish making the meat.
  3. In tortilla: place refried beans (optional), meat, and cheddar cheese. Then fold tortilla burrito style (all four sides are folded to hold contents in tortilla) and hold in place with toothpick.
  4. Fry until golden brown OR wrap in foil and cook for 15 min in oven (350 F).
  5. After they cool, you can top them with sour cream, guacamole, etc.
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5 5

I have made these both baked and fried. I won't lie, they are much better fried. However, in the interest of health I typically will bake them. They still come out crispy, although drier than frying. I have used other recipes, but the nice thing about this recipe is how easy it is to make. There isn't really any measuring and they are difficult to screw up. I highly recommend adding the beans.

4 5

We really enjoyed this. I chose the oven method, even though frying them sounded much better. They weren't crispy, but they still tasted great. I made 10 of them thinking I made too much for my husband, my 2.5 year old, and me, but we ate every last one of them. Thanks!