I made homemade beef chimichangas tonight. They were so good! The recipe below will make 1 dozen delicious chimichangas. Remember, you can always substitute beef with chicken or any filling really!
Here’s what you will need:
- 1 lbs ground beef
- 12 flour tortillas
- 1 can (16 oz) refried beans
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
- 3 cans (8 oz) tomato sauce
- 1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- shredded cheddar cheese
- oil for frying
- 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.
- 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 and remaining tomato sauce; heat through.
- In skillet, 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.