This is a recipe for one of my favorite Mexican dishes, Chimichangas. I could totally eat tacos or burritos once or twice a week with no complaints. However, the fam is not huge fans of tacos. With that being said, I’ve had to come up with some new Mexican dishes. I always know that a dish is a winner when the kids ask for on a regular basis.

Chimichangas -  Hey all y'all Mexican food lovers out there.  Looking for a new recipe to add to those tacos and enchiladas?  These Chimichangas will have your family smiling!

Makes: 4-8 servings
Prep Time: 35 min
Cook Time: 15-20 min

Chimichangas -  Hey all y'all Mexican food lovers out there.  Looking for a new recipe to add to those tacos and enchiladas?  These Chimichangas will have your family smiling!

Ingredients
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1/2 cup chili powder
8 flour tortillas
6 oz. Velveeta cheese
2 cups vegetable oil
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

Directions
1. In large skillet on medium heat brown meat with onions, garlic, oregano, and chili powder. Cook until onions are tender, stirring occasionally. Put the skillet back on the burner and put temp on low. Add in chunks of velveeta. Stir and allow to melt. Make sure the cheese and meat our evenly spread.
2. Put meat mixture in the center of each tortilla. Fold in all sides of tortillas to completely enclose filling. Place on a pan. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
3. Heat about an inch and half of oil in large saucepan on medium-low heat. Add in the chimichangas. Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side.

Service with salsa and sour cream.

Chimichangas -  Hey all y'all Mexican food lovers out there.  Looking for a new recipe to add to those tacos and enchiladas?  These Chimichangas will have your family smiling!

Nutrition Info
Calories 700
Total fat 43g
Saturated fat 15g
Cholesterol 115mg
Sodium 990mg
Carbohydrate 43g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Protein 34g

Chimichangas
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • ½ cup chili powder
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 6 oz. Velveeta cheese
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. In large skillet on medium heat brown meat with onions, garlic, oregano, and chili powder. Cook until onions are tender, stirring occasionally. Put the skillet back on the burner and put temp on low. Add in chunks of velveeta. Stir and allow to melt. Make sure the cheese and meat our evenly spread.
  2. Put meat mixture in the center of each tortilla. Fold in all sides of tortillas to completely enclose filling. Place on a pan. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat about an inch and half of oil in large saucepan on medium-low heat. Add in the chimichangas. Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  4. Service with salsa and sour cream.

~Adapted from Kraft Foods