Ground Beef Chimichangas

Ground Beef Chimichangas are a great way to get your favorite Mexican inspired flavors without being the usual burrito or taco.

If you’ve looked through my recipe index you’ll have noticed I have no shortage of burritos. Chimichangas are very similar to burritos except once assembled they are deep fried.These ground beef chimichangas make an appearance fairly regularly at our dinner table.

I don’t deep fry very often so I’ve devised another way to get the scrumptious crisp exterior I love about them.

There are numerous ways to fill chimichangas but this simple mixture of ground beef, onions, and salsa is the most often used.

Ground Beef Chimichangas

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Micha


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced or pressed
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheese. I like to use Colby Jack
  • 4 burrito sized flour tortillas
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons oil
  • Extra salsa for serving
  • As desired: sour cream , guacamole


  1. Brown ground beef, onion, and garlic over moderate heat.
  2. Drain fat off if necessary.
  3. Add salsa and salt and simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Warm tortillas until softened and pliable.
  5. Divide the meat and cheese evenly among the tortillas.
  6. Fold the tortillas where both ends are closed.
  7. Brush with oil and cook in a hot skillet seam side down for 3 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook 3 to 5 minutes longer or until the chimichanga is golden and heated through.
  8. Serve with extra salsa, sour cream or guacamole if desired.




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  1. Another delicious looking recipe! Thanks

    Erin –

  2. Wow, these look so tasty! Thanks for linking up to Show & Share Wednesday. I featured you on my Facebook page:

  3. These look so amazingly good…love that they aren’t deep fried! What are the beans on the plate…they look soooooo gooood! Do you have a recipe for them??? Thanks!

  4. Hopping over from Show & Share! Chimichangas looks awesome…definitely need to try this!

  5. Mexican food is always a hit at our house 🙂 Just wanted to thank you for linking up last week and let you know the party is live now! I can’t wait to see what you share this week at All my Bloggy Friends!

  6. Wow, these look amazing and simple. I never made Chimichangas at home but I will put this on my long list of things to cook.

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