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Beef and Cheese Chimichanga Recipe [So Savory]

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  • Author: Jamasine J
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 rolls 1x


Chichimangas with beef and cheese are made with large tortillas that are filled with savory beef, beans, and cheese before being fried to golden perfection. The ideal quick and easy dinner solution, it’s also great to make ahead of time and freeze.


  • 6 large Flour tortillas
  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 1 cup Water (to add to cooked and seasoned beef)
  • 2 cups Cheese, shredded
  • 1 can Refried pinto beans
  • 2 cups Vegetable oil (to fry chimichangas)


  • 1 tablespoon Chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon Seasoned salt
  • ½ tablespoon Ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic salt (or garlic powder)
  • ½ teaspoon dried Oregano
  • ½1 cup Water


  • Sour cream
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Salsa
  • Chopped tomatoes


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef. When there is no longer any pink visible in the meat, it is fully cooked. Drain any excess grease from the skillet using a strainer.
  2. Return the meat to the skillet over medium heat. Combine all of the seasonings and water in a large mixing bowl and thoroughly combine. Continue to cook until the water has been absorbed.
  3. In a separate skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Begin assembling the burritos while the oil heats up.
  4. Smear about one tablespoon of beans across one side of the tortilla, close to the edge. Place one to two tablespoons of the meat mixture on top, followed by a generous sprinkle of cheese!
  5. Begin rolling the tortilla over the mixture; once halfway rolled, fold in the sides towards the center, then roll all the way until closed. Roll as tightly as possible to prevent the mixture from oozing out.
  6. Continue rolling until all of the burritos are made or the mixture runs out.
  7. Place the burritos in the hot oil, seam side down, and fry for one to two minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Make sure to flip the burritos and fry the sides as well.
  8. Remove from the oil and place on a baking sheet or a bed of paper towels to drain. Garnish with your favorite salsas and garnishes. Enjoy!
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Beef
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 419kcal
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 379mg
  • Fat: 53g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Trans Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Cholesterol: 86mg

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