Beef Chimichangas

IMG_7271 IMG_7272 IMG_7275I 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.



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