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Beef and Bean Chimichangas

My family never gets bored with what I serve for dinner, because I'm always trying new recipes. These chimichangas, though, are often requested especially by our teenage daughter.—Janice Lyons, Eagle River, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    16 chimichangas


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) refried beans
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup taco sauce
  • 16 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Toppings: shredded lettuce, sour cream, chopped ripe olives, chopped tomatoes, additional cheddar cheese


  • In a large skillet, cook beef, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, cheese and taco sauce. Cook and stir until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Spoon about 1/3 cup beef mixture off-center on each tortilla. Fold up edge nearest filling; fold in both sides and roll up. Secure with a toothpick. In a large skillet, fry tortillas, folded side down, in oil for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn; cook 2-3 minutes longer. Drain on paper towels. Discard toothpicks. Serve with toppings of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 328 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 8g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • angela32
    Jan 23, 2021

    Very quick and easy when using leftovers, delicious

  • keron
    Dec 16, 2015

    Can they be baked instead of fried?

  • Midesire1
    May 4, 2014

    I have enjoyed many of the recipes posted and the beef and bean chimichangas is another great recipe.I am only one to feed, and freeze quite a bit of food. I usually look online for information re freezing certain foods. I too would like the recipes to indicate they are freezer friendly, Thank you

  • orien
    May 3, 2014

    It would be nice if you would indicate if the recipes you publish daily are freezer friendly. Thanks

  • bonnie61
    Jul 5, 2013

    I loved this recipe. My husband also loved it. Will definitely be making this again!

  • kelbird
    Feb 24, 2013

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  • jorjapeach
    Jan 23, 2012

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  • Kathryn
    Oct 16, 2011

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  • tkrafajko
    Aug 26, 2009

    These were great Chimichangas. The whole family loved them and they were so easy to make.

  • kamicakes
    Jun 2, 2009

    These are my fiance's new favorite! Thanks for the recipe!!