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Chimichangas

Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
55
min.
Servings

4 servings

Looking for some Mexican-inspired menu fare? Check out this crispy main that's easy, cheesy and better than your abuela's. Just don’t tell her we said that.

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  • Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Add onions, garlic, oregano and crushed pepper; cook 5 min. of until onions are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup meat mixture onto center of each tortilla; top with VELVEETA. Fold in all sides of tortillas to completely enclose filling; secure with wooden toothpicks. Place in single layer on baking sheet. Refrigerate 20 min.
  • Heat oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add chimichangas, 2 at a time; cook 5 min. or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Remove and discard toothpicks. Serve chimichangas topped with sour cream and cilantro.

Variation

Save 120 calories and 15g of total fat, including 8 g sat fat, per serving by substituting 1 lb. red potatoes (about 3), cooked and cubed, for the browned ground beef; and by using 2% Milk VELVEETA, and BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream. To prepare, cook and stir onions with seasonings in large skillet 3 min. or until crisp-tender. Add potatoes; cook 3 to 5 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently. Spoon onto tortillas and continue as directed.

Thawing Ground Beef Safely

To thaw ground beef safely, keep the meat wrapped and thaw it in the refrigerator -- not on the countertop. Store on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator to prevent any drippings from cross-contaminating other foods. Use thawed meat within 2 days.

Servings

  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 630
Total fat 38g
Saturated fat 14g
Cholesterol 105mg
Sodium 1020mg
Carbohydrate 36g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Protein 34g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 45 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Chimichangas is rated 4.666666666666667 out of 5 by 9.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are great and super easy to make but I fried them in my deep fryer for a quick easier method... These are great and super easy to make but I fried them in my deep fryer for a quick easier method and less mess of splattering oil. I also used the white queso cheese on the side. These are also be great with shredded chicken. I made some of each for a bigger crowd and doubled both recipes.
Date published: 2014-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I burned my first two, the temperature of the oil was way too hot. I burned my first two, the temperature of the oil was way too hot. They were in for less than a minute. Next time I'm going to put it between low and medium heat. I added potatoes and left out onions. Also used Velveeta queso blanco. Really good if they hadn't burned.
Date published: 2013-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This was okay but back when I was a kid, my mom used to put potato in with the meat and no cheese. This was okay but back when I was a kid, my mom used to put potato in with the meat and no cheese. I guess the potato was to there to stretch the meat since she was feeding a family of 7. Just the same, it was delicious!
Date published: 2012-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These were a hit for our cinqo de mayo dinner. These were a hit for our cinqo de mayo dinner. For once I didn't alter the recipe and it was just the right amount of spice for my husband plus I could add hot sauce to the outside for me. Hubby wants it on the rotation.
Date published: 2013-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I found this recipe and decided to make it as close to the recipe as I could with the ingredients I... I found this recipe and decided to make it as close to the recipe as I could with the ingredients I had. They were great. Since then, I've made them close to 10 more times. The whole family loves them.
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These were awesome. These were awesome. I made them ahead of time for a Cinco De Mayo party and dropped them in the oil when guests arrived. The velveeta cheese makes this recipe!
Date published: 2013-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My family loves it. My family loves it. Have a nice spice and flavor! (for me I don't do a lot of spice but it doesn't bother me that much to eat it)
Date published: 2013-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great recipe. This is a great recipe. Made for my wife and I. Didn't make enough the first time. Will double the next time.
Date published: 2012-03-23
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