Easy Baked Chimichanga Recipe – Bean, Beef and Cheese

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When it comes to Mexican food, chimichangas are a favorite. They are so yummy with the hot meat and beans and that melty cheese. Unfortunately, they are usually fried and that ups the calorie count (and the heavy feeling in your stomach) a LOT! To swoop in and save the day, we have a delicious easy baked chimichanga recipe featuring beans, beef and cheese.

This Easy Baked Chimichanga Recipe with Bean, Beef and Cheese lightens up a Mexican favorite by baking instead of frying.

This recipe is super easy to make and I have an extra little trick to make it even EASIER the next time you make your baked chimichangas. When preparing this recipe the first time, make a double batch of the meat filling. Take half of it and store it in your freezer. Then, next time you’re ready for some chimichangas, you just have to defrost your meat, assemble and bake. Want it  to be even FASTER? These are also perfect to  freeze after they are fully cooked. Take one out for a quick lunch and toss in the microwave or toaster oven and you have a delicious meal ready to go!

Easy Homemade Chimichanga Recipe Ingredients

 

Easy Baked Chimichanga Recipe – Bean, Beef and Cheese

 
Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons tomato sauce
½ cup corn
2 tablespoons sofrito (optional, but it adds great flavor)
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
18oz refried beans
1 cup shredded cheese, (cheddar or desired kind) or more if desired
10 flour tortillas (10 inches)

Easy Homemade Chimichanga Recipe Process

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a skillet over medium high heat, brown ground beef for 5-7 minutes. Drain grease, return meat to heat and add oregano, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, tomato sauce, corn, cilantro and sofrito. Lower heat to medium. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes, until cooked and flavors are infused together. Turn off heat.
  3. Take tortillas and spread 2-3 tablespoons of refried beans on tortilla. Layer 3-4 tablespoons of meat mixture over refried beans. Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of cheese over meat mixture.
  4. Roll tortillas into a burrito shape.
  5. Place chimichangas on a baking dish, seam side down. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Serve and top with sour cream and salsa, if desired.

This Easy Baked Chimichanga Recipe with Bean, Beef and Cheese lightens up a Mexican favorite by baking instead of frying.

Easy Homemade Chimichanga Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons tomato sauce
  • ½ cup corn
  • 2 tablespoons sofrito (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 18oz refried beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, (cheddar or desired kind) or more if desired
  • 10 flour tortillas (10 inches)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a pan over medium high heat, brown ground beef for 5-7 minutes. Drain grease, return meat to heat and add oregano, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, tomato sauce, corn, cilantro and sofrito. Lower heat to medium. Cook an additional 2-3 minutes, until cooked and flavors are infused together. Turn off heat.
  3. Take tortillas and spread 2-3 tablespoons of refried beans on tortilla. Layer 3-4 tablespoons of meat mixture over refried beans. Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of cheese over meat mixture.
  4. Roll tortillas into a burrito shape.
  5. Place chimichangas on a baking dish, seam side down. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Serve and top with sour cream and salsa, if desired.
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Comments

  1. I’m always up for easy and delicious recipes. I like the addition of sofrito.

  2. cshell090869@aol.com' shelly peterson says:

    Mexican food is my favorite and I love Chimichanga’s. I would love to try this recipe out, I like that they are oven baked.

  3. slehan@juno.com' Sarah L says:

    Much better than fried ones. I’d add some chopped green chiles to mine.

  4. jewelwood55@gmail.com' Julie Wood says:

    I love chimichangas! And your recipe is amazing and looks so delicious. I will have to make these. They look simple and filling.

  5. dashcarritter@msn.com' Sheila Ritter says:

    Everytime we go out for Mexican food I order chimichangas but never have success at making them at home. This recipe looks like something I could easily follow and enjoy.

  6. dearrhannahh@aol.com' Hannah C says:

    This looks very delicious! 🙂

  7. gooba01@live.com' Holly Thomas says:

    My family would love this and it is super easy!

  8. Looks so yummy! I will definitely try the oven baked method. Thanks for the good review.

  9. versatileer@gmail.com' Jerry Marquardt says:

    Your recipe looks absolutely decadent. I am going to try this delicious treat for lunch tomorrow afternoon.

  10. crazy4bassets25@yahoo.com' Brenda Haines says:

    What a great idea for lunch! Thanks!

  11. Austownh104@gmail.com' Austin H. says:

    This looks and sounds delicious. Great recipe, thanks

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