Ann McCue


If you're feeling like a "Mexican Night," these will help fit the bill.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

With melty cheese and a crunchy shell, these chimichangas are super easy with lots of delicious flavors. Green chilis add a bit of heat, while cumin gives them a slightly smoky flavor. If you like extra heat, use the whole can of green chilis. Add your favorite toppings and you have a simple meal your family will love. These chimichangas should definitely be in your dinner rotation. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 4 votes

20 Min
25 Min


  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    crushed oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 1/2
    can of diced green chilis (small 4.5 oz can)
  • 1/4 c
    bottled taco sauce
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream
  • 6
    10-inch flour taco shells
  • 1/2 c
  • ·
    Colby or Colby Jack cheese

How to Make Chimichangas


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Brown beef and spices. Drain fat from the skillet.
  3. Add green chilis, taco sauce, sour cream, and vinegar. Mix and cool.
  4. Melt the butter in a pan. Dip both sides of the tortilla in butter. Drain over pan.
  5. Mound about 1/3 cup of filling in center of tortilla. Wrap and fold.
  6. Place seam side down on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes or until crispy.
  8. Remove from oven. Top with cheese and return to oven for 5 minutes or so until cheese is melted.

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About Chimichangas

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Collection: Fiesta Time!

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