baked chimichanga
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Baked Chimichanga

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This Baked Chimichanga recipe is much healthier and easier to make than the classic deep-fried chimichanga. Flour tortilla’s that are filled with ground beef, refried beans, salsa, cheese, and baked to a crispy perfection. This is the perfect meal for any busy weeknight and will become a family favorite.

baked chimichanga

Baked Chimichanga ingredients

  • Ground Beef
  • Yellow Onion
  • Refried Beans
  • Salsa
  • Ground Cumin
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Tortillas
  • Colby Jack Cheese
  • Butter, melted

How to make The best baked chimichanga

Our Baked Chimichanga recipe is easy to make and will be on the table in less than 40 minutes. Start by adding ground beef and chopped onions to a large skillet and brown over medium-high heat until beef is fully cooked through. Add in refried beans, salsa, cumin, salt, garlic powder, and stir to combine ingredients. Continue heating over medium heat for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and prepare your tortillas for filling.

Add 1/2 cup of ground beef mixture to the lower half of each tortilla and sprinkle cheddar cheese on top. Roll up beef and bean chimichangas, tucking in the sides so that the filling doesn’t fall out. Place each chimichanga on a baking sheet with the seam side down. Brush each beef chimichanga with melted butter and bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until chimichangas are browned and crispy.

Remove Baked Chimichanga from the oven and top with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped tomatoes and cilantro. Serve immediately and Enjoy!

beef chimichanga

The BEST toppings

  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Olives
  • Salsa
  • Tomatoes
  • Queso Blanco Sauce
  • Lettuce
baked chimichanga

Baked Chimichanga

This Baked Chimichanga recipe is much healthier and easier to make than the classic deep-fried chimichanga. Flour tortilla’s that are filled with ground beef, refried beans, salsa, cheese, and baked to a crispy perfection. This is the perfect meal for any busy weeknight and will become a family favorite.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: baked chimichanga, beef chimichanga, chimichanga recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 chimichangas
Calories: 593kcal
Author: April

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 can refried beans, I prefer fat free
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups Monterey or Colby Jack cheese, shredded
  • 6 -10 inch flour tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  • In a large skillet add ground beef and onions and cook until brown.
  • Add garlic powder, salt, refried beans, salsa, and mix well to combine ingredients.
  • Continue cooking for 4-5 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.
  • Spoon 1/2 cup ground beef mixture on the bottom half of each tortilla and sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Roll up tortillas, tucking in the sides so that the filling doesn't fall out.
  • Place chimichangas on baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, and diced tomatoes.

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chimichanga | Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 64.3g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 22.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 10.8g | Cholesterol: 86.7mg | Sodium: 552mg | Fiber: 5.2g | Sugar: 15.6g | Calcium: 24.2mg

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