Easy Chimichangas

The family requests this all the time. It is easy for my husband to make when I have to work late. A simple recipe for delicious oven-baked easy beef chimichangas.

Easy Beef Chimichangas
Easy Beef Chimichangas

Easy Beef Chimichangas

30 minutes to prepare
serves 6


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can black beans, 16 ounces, drained
  • 1 can red enchilada sauce, 10 ounce
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 6 10-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 jar salsa
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • 1 quart cooking oil


  1. Add the ground beef and chopped onion to a frying pan over medium heat. Use a spatula to chop the beef into small pieces as it browns.
  2. Drain the beef and add the black beans, cheddar cheese and enchilada sauce to the pan. Mix the filling to combine.
  3. Spoon one-sixth of the filling into a tortilla. Fold one side over the filling, then fold both ends inward. Roll the tortilla so the filling is enclosed, and secure the end in place with a toothpick. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.
  4. Add the oil to a deep frying pan to a 1-inch depth, and heat to 375º F.
  5. Place two prepared chimichangas in the pan gently to avoid splashing the hot oil. Fry for two minutes per side, remove from the oil, and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  6. Repeat until all are cooked.
  7. Garnish with salsa, fresh cilantro and lime slices. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from 12 Tomatoes

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