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Beef and Bean Chimichangas

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.

Makes

16 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
Beef and Bean Chimichangas Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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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