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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



  • 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!



  • 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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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