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Beef Chimichangas

Once you've tried these homemade chimichangas you're expectations of these fried burritos will never be the same. Crisp and crunchy (not greasy) with a filling bursting with tender beef and savory vegetables.

Type: Meat
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 lb 454g / 16ozGround beef
1   Ortega Burrito Dinner Kit - (8) - tortillas warmed
  = (flour tortillas; burrito seasoning mix)
1 3/4 cups 414mlWater
1 cup 146g / 5.1ozShredded cheddar cheese - (4 oz)
  Vegetable oil - as needed
  Ortega Salsa Prima Homestyle - mild or medium
  Ortega Green Chile Guacamole - (optional)

Recipe Instructions

Brown beef; drain. Stir in burrito seasoning mix and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly, for 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Place beef mixture evenly on each tortilla; sprinkle with cheese. Fold into burritos; secure ends with wooden picks.

Add vegetable oil to 1-inch depth in medium skillet; heat over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes.

Place 1 or 2 burritos in vegetable oil; fry, turning frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon; drain. Repeat with remaining burritos. Remove wooden picks. Serve with salsa and guacamole.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

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