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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Beef Chimichangas

From my friend Kathy's Don't Panic, Dinner's in the Freezer (currently on my wishlist!)

1 t. salt
2 lbs lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 t. cumin
2 t. oregano, crushed
1/2 c. taco sauce (homemade, I'll post the recipe next week)
1/2 c. sour cream
1/4 c. cider vinegar

1/2 c. butter or margarine, melted
9-7in tortillas

Yields: 9 Chimichangas

Sprinkle salt in medium skillet.  Place over medium heat.  Add beef, garlic, and spices.  Cook until meat loses pinkness.  Stir in remaining ingredients, except butter and tortillas.  Remove from heat and cool.  Freeze meat mixture if cooking ahead.

In 8 inch skillet, melt butter or margarine.  Dip both side of tortilla in butter, drain off excess.  Mound 1/3 cup filling on center of tortilla.  Fold Tortilla in envelope fashion.  Place seam side down in ungreased 11/7 baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Bake at 500* for 15 minutes or until crispy(I didn't need to do it this long)  Sprinkle with cheese, return to oven for a few minutes.

Serve with additional sour cream, cheese, lettuce, and tomato.

This is so absolutely delicious!  My kids ate it up and my youngest is usually pickier about Mexican food!

This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday and Tempt My Tummy.  


Tara Rison said...

We love Mexican food. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

I've never attempted homemade chimichangas before--although they are one my favorite Mexican dishes. Looks good, and sounds easy enough! :)

April Harris said...

This sounds delicious. I'll look forward to the taco sauce recipe next week!

Aubree Cherie @ Living Free said...

I've never tried to make chimichangas, but your recipe looks really easy! I would need to use a corn tortilla's but I think it would still be tasty! (Saw your link on Tasty Tuesday :))

~Aubree Cherie

Melinda said...

We love Mexican - and I love that these can be made ahead!

rene said...

Yum! Mexican, I'll have to give these a try!!!

Kirstin said...

How funny, I posted my chimichanga recipe and then scrolled up and saw yours. Aren't they just the best. Mine are for chicken though. Yum-O!!!

Kristen said...

I love that these aren't fried. What a great idea to dip the tortilla in butter. I will have to try this technique next time I make chimis. YUM!

MrsJenB said...

Oh my gosh I haven't had mexican food in soooo long and you're killing me with this recipe! It looks fantastic!

Elaine said...

Just wanted to let you know that I made these last night for my family and they were a HUGE hit! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

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