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Easy Beef Chimichanga Recipe

Easy Baked Beef Chimichanga Recipe

Easy Baked Beef Chimichanga Recipe – warm Cheesy Beef and Bean Chimichanga Recipe with spinach and lots of cheeseThese oven baked chimichangas are incredibly delicious and super easy to make.  Serve them with salsa or Mexican White Sauce, sour cream and more cheese.

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What is a Chimichanga?

Chimichanga is a baked or deep-fried burrito. Beef Chimichanga prepared by filling a flour tortilla with sauteed ground beef or carne asada, cheese, beans, lettuce or spinach, and folding it into a rectangular shape. These 2 are the Most Popular on the Blog: Cheese Steak Chimichangas Recipe , Easy 30-Minute Chicken Chimichanga Recipe.

It is then deep-fried or baked, and served with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, chopped chives or/and cheese.

Cheesy Beef and Bean Chimichanga Recipe with spinach and lots of cheese. 

 

Quick Notes

  • You can also use left over grilled Carne asada meat, or shredded chicken to make these chimichangas. 
  • Warm tortillas before wrapping them, I like to warm them in the skillet on a high heat for few seconds. It makes wrapping so much easier when tortillas are warm.
  • These chimichangas can be air fried too, brush them with melted butter before adding them to the Air Fryer this is the one I have – https://amzn.to/30sfAvo, then air fry them for 8-10 minutes on 400F.

How to Freeze Chimichangas?

  • Freeze Chimichangas in air tight container or freezer friendly zip bag for 2-3 months.
  • To reheat frozen chimichangas – thaw completely, then bake at 400F for 20 – 25 minutes or until heated through.

How to cook ground beef in the skillet.

How to Make Chimichangas?

Preheat oven to 400F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.  Using a skillet, add 1 lb ground beef and 1 small chopped onion.

Cooked ground beef sauteed with onion inside the skillet.

Saute over medium high heat, stirring few times and breaking the meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Saute until ground beef is browned, about 7-10 minutes. Drain grease.

Beef Chimichanga filling ready to go.

Next, add 2 cloves of finely chopped garlic, 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. Give it a good stir with a spoon. Stir in 4 oz. of green chilies and 16 oz. refried beans until well blended. Turn off heat, cover with a lid.

Making beef chimichangas.

Place warm tortilla on a plate and add about a 1/2 cup of the ground beef mixture onto the center.

Cheese added on top of chimichanga filling.

Add Cheddar Jack cheese.

Spinach added over filling.

Follow by chopped spinach.

Folded chimichangas.

Now, fold left and right side of the tortilla over the filling, then fold in top and bottom sides of the tortilla over the filling forming a chimichanga.

Butter brushed ground beef chimichangas.

How to Bake Chimichangas?

Brush top of chimichanga with melted butter and bake for 15-20 minutes or until top of chimichangas turn golden brown color.

Cheesy Beef and Bean Chimichanga Recipe

Serve Beef and Bean Chimichanga with salsa, cubed tomatoes, cheese, chopped spinach, sour cream and finely chopped chives. Enjoy!

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Easy Beef Chimichanga Recipe

Cheesy Beef and Bean Chimichanga Recipe with spinach and lots of cheeseThese oven baked chimichangas are incredibly delicious and super easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cheese, chimichanga, ground beef
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 349kcal
Author: Love Keil

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a skillet, add 1 lb ground beef and 1 small chopped onion. Saute over medium high heat, stirring few times and breaking the meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon. Saute until ground beef is browned, about 7-10 minutes. Drain grease.
  • Next, add 2 cloves of finely chopped garlic, 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. Give it a good stir with a spoon. Stir in 4 oz. of green chilies and 16 oz. refried beans until well blended. Turn off heat, cover with a lid.
  • Place warm tortilla on a plate and add about a 1/2 cup of the ground beef mixture onto the center. Add Cheddar Jack cheese and chopped spinach. 
  • Now, fold left and right side of the tortilla over the filling, then fold in top and bottom sides of the tortilla over the filling forming a chimichanga.
  • Brush top of chimichanga with melted butter and bake for 15-20 minutes or until top of chimichangas turn golden brown color.
  • Serve Beef Chimichangas with salsa, cubed tomatoes, cheese, chopped spinach, sour cream and finely chopped chives. Enjoy!

Video

Notes

  • You can also use left over grilled Carne asada meat, or shredded chicken to make these chimichangas. 
  • Warm tortillas before wrapping them, I like to warm them in the skillet on a high heat for few seconds. It makes wrapping so much easier when tortillas are warm.
  • These chimichangas can be air fried too, brush them with melted butter before adding them to the https://amzn.to/30sfAvo, then air fry them for 8-10 minutes on 400F.
  • Freeze Chimichangas in air tight container or freezer friendly zip bag for 2-3 months.
  • To reheat frozen chimichangas - thaw completely, then bake at 400F for 20 - 25 minutes or until heated through.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 704IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 3mg

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