Chi Chi's Beef Chimichangas

Chi Chi's Beef Chimichangas Recipe

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Lisa Huxhold


A frequent family request this is based on a favorite dish served years ago at Chi Chi's Mexican restaurants. Somewhat time consuming to make they are delicious!


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6-8 large servings
45 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


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16-24 oz
ground beef
1 pkg
chi chi's restaurante fiesta seasoning mix
1/2 c
3 c
shredded monterey jack cheese
12 inch flour tortillas
oil for frying
2- 8 ounce can(s)
diced green chiles
1-1/2 tsp
beef or chicken bouillon
2-3 c
3/4 tsp
onion powder
1-1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
corn starch
1/3 c
1 bunch
green onions sliced

How to Make Chi Chi's Beef Chimichangas


  • 1In a saucepan mix the sauce ingredients (excluding the cornstarch and water). Bring to a boil, lower the heat and continue to simmer stirring occasionaly while you complete the recipe. It should end up reduced to about half. Once reduced stir in the cornstarch mixed with the water. Cook until thickened and set aside.
  • 2Brown the ground beef, drain, and stir in the Fiesta Restaurante seasoning mix and 1/2 cup water and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 3Divide the meat evenly on the tortillas (1/3 of the way down the tortilla) do the same with the cheese.
  • 4Roll the tortilla (starting at the end with the meat/cheese) after rolling once, fold in the ends and finish rolling. To hold it together you may need to use toothpicks or a flour and water mixture to seal them.
  • 5Fry until golden brown.
  • 6Serve with sauce over the top, garnish with a dollop of sour cream and sliced green onions. I usually serve this with some shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes or refried beans.

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About Chi Chi's Beef Chimichangas

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican

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