Recipe RECIPE - Beef and Cheese Chimichangas

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Beef and Cheese Chimichangas

This fried variation of a burrito is crispy and delicious!

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce, divided
  • 12 (10 inch) flour tortillas, warmed
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped jalapeno peppers
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Large saucepan
  • Large skillet
  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink and 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, peppers and remaining tomato sauce; heat through
  • In skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1 in. of oil to 375 F
  • 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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