Fried Ground Beef Chimichangas

1
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Fried Ground Beef Chimichangas

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.

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About Fried Ground Beef Chimichangas

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



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