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chi chi's beef chimichangas

Recipe by
Lisa Huxhold
Elk River, MN

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!

yield 6 -8 large servings
prep time 45 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chi chi's beef chimichangas

  • 16-24 oz
    ground beef
  • 1 pkg
    chi chi's restaurante fiesta seasoning mix
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 c
    shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 6-8
    12 inch flour tortillas
  • oil for frying
  • 2- 8 ounce can
    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

  • 1
    In 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.
  • 2
    Brown the ground beef, drain, and stir in the Fiesta Restaurante seasoning mix and 1/2 cup water and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Divide the meat evenly on the tortillas (1/3 of the way down the tortilla) do the same with the cheese.
  • 4
    Roll 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.
  • 5
    Fry until golden brown.
  • 6
    Serve 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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