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Beef Chimichangas Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Beef Chimichangas

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"The family requests this all the time. It is easy for my husband to make when I have to work late. Top with shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, salsa, and sour cream. "

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Original recipe makes 6 chimichangas Change Servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Brown the ground beef, onion, garlic, taco seasoning, and oregano in a skillet over medium heat, breaking the meat up into crumbles as it cooks, about 8 minutes. Drain off excess fat. Stir in sour cream, chilies, and vinegar until well mixed. Remove from heat, and mix in the Cheddar cheese.
  3. Melt margarine in a small skillet over low heat. When melted, dip each tortilla into the margarine for about 30 seconds, or until soft. Place the softened tortilla onto a baking sheet, and fill with about 1/3 cup of the meat mixture. Fold the right and left sides of the tortilla over the filling, then the top and bottom, making an envelope that completely encloses the filling. Flip the tortilla seam side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the tortilla is crisp, about 15 minutes.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 40 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 15, 2011

I noticed after putting the chimichangas in the oven that I was supposed to use corn tortillas. Woops, I used flour. I Cooked the recipe the exact same way, but I did have to take them out around 8 or 9 minutes because of the flour tortillas. Turned out fabulous. I also had no green chilis so I used part of a can of Rotel. Love the ground beef mixture. Tastes great!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 14, 2011

This recipe was a big dissapointment...no one in my family cared for it. :-(

 
Aug 22, 2011

Yummy! Instead of taco seasoning mix I just used some ancho chile powder, cumin, garlic & onion powders, and black pepper. I was kinda hesistant about the vinegar, but it added a nice tang! I didn't do the whole dipping in margarine thing - just heated the tortillas in the microwave to make them pliable, wrapped them up, then sprayed with cooking spray before popping them in the oven. They bake up crispy but without the added calories. Thanks! :)

 
Apr 14, 2011

this was a really yummy meal (we had it with salad). It works a lot better with 1tbsp taco seasoning and a few whole chopped tomatoes in the beef mixture to give it some freshness! very quick and easy too

 
Nov 15, 2011

This was a nice change up from our regular taco night. Prepared as directed with the exception of omitting the chilies for my children and cutting the vinegar in half. Also, since I doubled the recipe, I made half of the chimichangas with flour tortillas and half with corn tortillas. I really preferred the corn tortillas. On a side note, if you do make both flour and corn chimis, you will have to cook them separately because the flour chimis do tend to crisp up faster by about five minutes. Great recipe that will be worked into the weekly rotation. Thank you for sharing!

 
Apr 05, 2011

The ingredients go well together. However, the tortillas need to be either hard-fried and soaked to soft or soft and soaked well. It took two packages of corn tortillas to figure this out! Otherwise, the torts end up broken and in pieces. Because I goofed up the torts the first time, my kids made super nachos with the meat mixture...not all bad!

 
Mar 28, 2011

I wasn't impressed at all. Mine ended up being super hard and I followed the recipe exactly.

 
Mar 23, 2011

Sooooooooo easy and good for the tummy. Will definitely make this again and again. Thanks so much for sharing.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 369 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 25.4 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 19.7 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 504 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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