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Beef Chimichanga

The chimichanga is the crispy deep fried (or pan-fried) version of the burrito.  A tortilla with beans either refried or whole a selection of meat, cheese and could have rice then wrapped and fried. Often accompanied by sauces, such as tomatillo, queso, or salsa 
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Calories: 2014kcal


  • 4 each Tortilla 10 inch
  • 4 oz Cheese, Pepperjack grated
  • 12 oz. Beef, Ground Cooked seasoned with Taco Seasoning
  • 6 oz refried beans
  • 4 oz Rice, Spanish cooked cooled
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil


  • Lay out a tortilla, spread 1 T. or refried beans in the center along a horizontal axis line leaving 1" at either end of the  tortilla the entire time
  • layout 1 oz. rice, then 2 oz. drained seasoned meat, along the same line as above
  • spread 1oz. of cheese on top of the same line
  • take the ends of the tortilla that were left unfilled, fold to cover over top with your middle and index finger, roll, starting with your thumbs over the top.  Once wrapped put aside for frying
  • Heat oil on medium heat, in skillet.  Gently place filled tortilla wrap in oil, tongues work well.  Let simmer in the oil for 2 - 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.  Check internal temperature should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.   Once heated serve with sauce, queso and salsa or either


Calories: 2014kcal | Carbohydrates: 111g | Protein: 101g | Fat: 125g | Saturated Fat: 65g | Cholesterol: 342mg | Sodium: 1846mg | Potassium: 1140mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Calcium: 995mg | Iron: 9.9mg