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★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Debra Russell
Hillsboro, AL

This is so good. Its like eating deep fried taco s.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Until I tried this recipe I had never been able to replicate the flavors of the restaurant chimichangas I love so much! This super simple dish packs a terrific flavor punch and are darn cute on the plate too. We think they would also be good with cumin in place of the oregano... your choice! Give 'em a try for your next fiesta!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves Double recipe - 8
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For chimichangas

  • 1 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onions
  • 2 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1 tsp
    oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 6 oz
    sliced velveeta
  • 8
    small flour tortillas
  • 2 c
  • sour cream or salsa,to dunk in.

How To Make chimichangas

  • 1
    Brown beef in large skillet,drain. Add onions, garlic, oregano and crushed red pepper, mix well. Cook til onions are tender.
  • 2
    Place 1/4 cup of meat mixture on to center of tortilla cover with slice of cheese. Fold in all sides of tortilla to completely enclose filling; secure with toothpicks.
  • 3
    Place on baking sheet.Cover and refrigerate 20 minutes.
  • 4
    On medium-high, heat oil. Add tortilla pouches,two at a time until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Remove tooth picks and serve with sour cream or salsa.
  • 5
    NOTE: They cook quick, keep your eye on them!