Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Not only is this dinner idea simple but it is frugal and a great way to stretch your meat budget.

Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas

Beef chimichanga recipe

Enjoy this beef chimichanga recipe that is baked to perfection. It is so crispy and amazing without hardly any work. The ingredients are very simple and it all combines for a delicious meal.

Gather your family around the dinner table for this easy chimichanga recipe. If you liked Chicken Chimichangas in the crock pot, you will love this flavorful recipe for beef chimichangas.

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family. This is a great example of an easy meal that is SO tasty!

Plus, the refried beans help to stretch the ground beef making this very budget friendly. It’s also great for a crowd!

Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas
Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas

Ingredients you need for beef and bean chimichangas:

  • 1.5 ground beef browned and drained
  • 1 Onion diced finely
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, Diced Finely
  • ½ cup Taco Sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 6 Flour Tortillas, Burrito Size
  • 1 can Refried Beans
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded and Divided
  • 1 cup Sliced Black Olives
  • 2 Tablespoon Butter, Melted
  • ½ Head of Iceberg Lettuce, Shredded
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tomato, Diced
Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas

How to make easy ground beef chimichangas:

First, go ahead and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the onion, green bell pepper and garlic over medium heat.

Make sure to drain the excess grease.

Reduce the temperature to low and stir in the refried beans, taco sauce and black pepper.  Cook for 4-6 minutes until all ingredients are thoroughly combined and heated.

Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas
Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas

Stir in 1 cup of cheddar cheese and allow it to melt. Yum!

Remove the pan from the heat.

Now it is time to assemble the chimichangas.

Lay the tortillas on a working surface. Spoon the meat mixture onto the tortillas. (Approximately ⅓ cup of the meat mixture.)

Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas

Fold in both ends of the tortilla and roll tightly.

Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas

Place on a baking sheet with the seam on the bottom of the pan. Brush the tops with the melted butter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas
Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas

Add your favorite toppings to beef and bean chimichangas:

Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas
Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas

What to serve with beef chimichangas?

Rice is always good with this meal. We love this Delicious Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe. It is so easy and packed with flavor.

Another great idea is Crock Pot Refried Beans. They are so easy in the slow cooker and really tasty.

Black beans are also tasty.

Tip: You can save even more time and learn how to freeze rice and you can make this meal even easier.  I love to grab the rice from the freezer in the morning and when we come home it is all ready to enjoy.

It is much cheaper than those prepackaged servings of rice and so fast and quick. We do this all the time and it is the best time saver and great on the budget.

Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas

Time saving tip:

We keep diced onion and bell pepper in the freezer so it is easy to add to any recipe we like. Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop the onions.

If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine if you have children that are picky.

Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas

I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.

This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.

Learn and  how to freeze onions and also how to freeze peppers to save so much time in the kitchen!

Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. Try baked beef and bean chimichangas for a simple and frugal meal. Beef bean and cheese chimichangas stretch your meat budget. Enjoy ground beef and bean chimichangas in minutes. #eatingonadime #beefandbeanchimichangas #beefbeanchimichangas

Try this delicious recipe for dinner this week.

Enjoy baked chimichangas that are crispy and taste deep fried without all the work. Skip the Mexican restaurant and these today.

You will save money and get a great meal. Sometimes we add extra tomato sauce and cumin chili powder and green chilies to the mixture. Just use what you have and prefer.

This entire meal is versatile and you can also use ground turkey. We have even used a mixture of both and no one noticed.

Print this easy ground beef chimichanga recipe below:

Beef chimichanga recipe

5 from 3 votes
Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. This dinner idea is simple, frugal and a great way to stretch your meat budget.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 448
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ground beef browned and drained
  • 1 Onion diced finely
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper Diced Finely
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 can Refried Beans
  • 1/2 cup Taco Sauce
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese Shredded and Divided
  • 6 Flour Tortillas Burrito Size
  • 2 Tablespoon Butter Melted
  • 1/2 Head of Iceberg Lettuce Shredded
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Sliced Black Olives
  • 1 Tomato Diced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the onion, green bell pepper and garlic over medium heat.
  • Drain the excess grease.
  • Reduce the temperature to low and stir in the refried beans, taco sauce and black pepper. Cook for 4-6 minutes until all ingredients are thoroughly combined and heat through.
  • Stir in 1 cup of cheddar cheese and allow it to melt.
  • Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Assemble the chimichangas.
  • Lay the tortillas on a working surface.
  • Spoon the meat mixture onto the tortillas. Approximately ⅓ cup of the meat mixture.
  • Fold in both ends of the tortilla and roll tightly.
  • Place on a baking sheet with the seam on the bottom of the pan.
  • Brush the tops with the melted butter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve topped with the lettuce, remaining cheese, sour cream, olive and tomatoes.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 448kcal, Carbohydrates 29g, Protein 16g, Fat 29g, Saturated Fat 16g, Cholesterol 70mg, Sodium 1265mg, Potassium 256mg, Fiber 5g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 1124IU, Vitamin C 20mg, Calcium 389mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    These are so simple to make and provide a good, fun meal that pleases a crowd. Now a family favorite requested often.

  2. Another delicious recipe that’s easy to throw together. My kids love these! I currently have a bunch in the freezer for when baby #4 arrives in a few weeks.