Beef and Bean Chimichangas

We had ripe avocados that needed to be used up so I decided to make fresh guacamole and serve it on top of homemade ground beef and bean chimichangas. This meal was extremely easy to make and tasted fantastic. I loved the sharp cheddar with the beef and bean mixture inside of the crisp tortilla. I never fry my chimichangas I either bake them or cook them in a skillet with cooking spray. They are so flavorful, crisp and delicious without being greasy. My husband, daughter and I loved these chimichangas. My son opted for nachos with the beef and bean mixture and was completely thrilled with his dinner.

Beef and Bean Chimichangas:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb of lean ground beef (I used 93/7)
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 can of chili beans, drained

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and break up the meat into crumbles. Add the onion and garlic as well as the seasonings then cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the drained can of chili beans to the beef mixture and stir until well combined. Set aside.

Other Ingredients:
  • Flour tortillas
  • Cheddar cheese (I used sharp)
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
Heat another skillet coated in cooking spray over medium heat. Heat the tortillas in paper towels in the microwave for 20 seconds so they are soft and pliable. Layer the tortilla with some cheese then some beef mixture. Fold in the sides and roll into a burrito, making sure the ends are closed. Place seam side down in the hot skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Serve with guacamole, salsa and sour cream. Enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


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    Cindy — December 4, 2010 @ 4:02 am

    Wow I have not had a chimichanga in a long time. It looks easy and fast! Thanks

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    Katy Tepley — January 9, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    My family loves this recipe. We substitute ground chicken for the beef. My 2 year old son eats a whole one all by himself!

    Thanks for the great blog. I recommend your blog all the time to my friends.

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    Jlee — November 30, 2012 @ 5:53 am

    I made these lasdt week and they were really good! My husband is a body buider and doesn’t eat fried foods, so this worked out perfect that they were baked and fried!

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    • Jlee replied: — November 30th, 2012 @ 5:57 am

      Oops! sorry about my spelling. I haven’t had enough coffee yet!

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