Looking for some Mexican-inspired menu fare? Check out these crispy Chimichangas! These Chimichangas are easy, cheesy & might be better than your abuela's.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 cup finely chopped onion s
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
8 flour tortillas (6 inch)
6 oz. VELVEETA®, cut into 8 slices
2 cups oil
1/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
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Let's Make It
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.
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.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 36g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.