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Beef chimichanga recipe

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 Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Beef chimichanga recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 448kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 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


  • 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 1/3 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!


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