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Ground Beef Chimichangas

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.