Baked Burrito (Chimichangas)

    40 minutes

    A chimichanga is a deep fried version of a burrito. We 'oven fry' these ones by dipping in margarine and baking them. Filled with beef, chillies and cheese.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 500g beef mince
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning mix, or more to taste
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • 125g green chillies, diced
    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
    • 60g margarine
    • 6 tortillas

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 230 degrees C.
    2. Brown the ground beef, onion, garlic, taco seasoning and oregano in a frying pan over medium heat, breaking the meat up into crumbles as it cooks (about 8 minutes). Drain off excess fat. Stir in sour cream, chillies and vinegar until well mixed. Remove from heat and mix in the cheddar cheese.
    3. Melt margarine in a small frying pan over low heat. When melted, dip each tortilla into the margarine for about 30 seconds. Place the tortilla onto a baking tray and fill with about 1/3 cup of the meat mixture. Fold the right and left sides of the tortilla over the filling then the top and bottom, making an envelope that completely encloses the filling. Flip the tortilla seam side down on the baking tray. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until the tortilla is crisp about 15 minutes.

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    I noticed after putting the chimichangas in the oven that I was supposed to use corn tortillas. Woops, I used flour. I Cooked the recipe the exact same way, but I did have to take them out around 8 or 9 minutes because of the flour tortillas. Turned out fabulous. I also had no green chilis so I used part of a can of Rotel. Love the ground beef mixture. Tastes great!  -  11 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Yummy! Instead of taco seasoning mix I just used some ancho chile powder, cumin, garlic & onion powders, and black pepper. I was kinda hesistant about the vinegar, but it added a nice tang! I didn't do the whole dipping in margarine thing - just heated the tortillas in the microwave to make them pliable, wrapped them up, then sprayed with cooking spray before popping them in the oven. They bake up crispy but without the added calories. Thanks!  -  22 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    this was a really yummy meal (we had it with salad). It works a lot better with 1tbsp taco seasoning and a few whole chopped tomatoes in the beef mixture to give it some freshness! very quick and easy too  -  11 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)