Fried Ground Beef Chimichangas

Tammy T

By
@ttodd4jesus

I love Chimichangas as I love anything fried of course. Once in awhile I like to indulge myself. These are spicy but I also like spicy. Cut back on the peppers and spices if you like less spice. I found this in a cooking email submitted by ksteed on recipe 4 living. Thought I would try it and share it with anyone else who would like to try it also.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

1
med. white onion, chopped
1
med. red tomato, chopped
1/2 c
canned jalapeno peppers, chopped
2 c
(8 oz) colby cheese, shredded
1 lb
lean ground beef
1 1/2 tsp
chili powder
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
1 tsp
garlic salt
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp
dried oregano ( optional )
8
flour tortillas
2 c
vegetable oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a medium frying pan, fry ground beef and onions on medium heat until meat is browned and onions are translucent. Drain off grease.
2
Add tomatoes, jalapenos, chili powder, black pepper, garlic salt, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and oregano-if using. Add a little water if needed. Simmer for 10 minutes.
3
Put 2-3 tablespoons of mixture in the middle of each tortilla. Add 1 tablespoon of cheese on top or amount you prefer. Fold tortillas and secure with toothpicks. (Make sure to take them out before eating)
4
Heat vegetable oil to medium-high in a large skillet. Add 2 or 3 tortillas at a time. Fry quickly until golden brown on each side.

Top with sour cream and cheese or whatever toppings you enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy