Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Okay, so I'm definitely noticing a trend in my house...HA! Mexican is apparently my favorite food type so yet again...here's another recipe. One of my good friends (who is a Latina) used to come over for dinner often and it always seemed that I was making something Mexican ..I think she though I was being racist or something..lol. Not really. It's just one of those things that I can whip up quick and decide last minute to make. They're usually fairly quick, easy and delicious! What's not to love about that?? So the other day I saw a picture of chimichangas pass over my Pinterest feed and my mouth was watering. Does that happen to anyone else when they're on Pinterest?? I have hundreds of recipes in my Food To Try board and I don't even know if I'll ever get to all of them. So when I saw how easy it was to make them I figured I would just use my typical recipe for tacos and adapt them to make these babies. So here ya go! They turned out amazing!

1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2 T. chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil
burritos sized flour tortillas
1 can Old El Paso refried beans with green chilies (You can use original if you want)
Mexican blend cheese

Toppings: (Optional)
shredded or diced lettuce
diced tomatoes (fresh not canned)
sour cream

1. First, brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet. Add the salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, and garlic. Brown over medium to medium-high heat till browned.

Princess9...my little assistant...

2. Drain...ignore the messy sink! In another large skillet or saute pan pour in the vegetable oil so it is about 1/2 inch deep and preheat.

3. While waiting for the oil to heat up get the chimichangas prepped. Spread the refried beans in the center of the flour tortillas leaving space on the ends to fold them up.

4. Add some of the seasoned beef and then some Mexican blend cheese.

5. Now fold the ends in.

6. Now turn and roll up.

They should look like this.

7. The oil should be ready by now. Insert the handle of a wooden spoon in the hot oil. If it bubbles around the handle then the oil should be hot enough. Place two burritos in the hot oil seam side down and fry until golden brown. Then using tongs flip and cook the other side.

mmm....these look delicious! Top with some salsa, tomatoes, lettuce and sour cream. Grab a fork and knife and dig in!! So yummy!!


  1. MMmmmmm! I love Mexican food too. This looks easy enough to try, I'll have to pin it and try it later!

  2. Thanks! Let me know if you somehow they turn out:)

  3. These looks amazing! We love Mexican food too!

  4. Those look great.

    Visiting from SITS.

  5. Thanks! and thanks for stopping by :)

  6. Thanks, Holly! What's not to love?? lol

  7. Oh wow, this looks more delicious than the chimichanga I ordered from a Mexican restaurant today. Yummm!

  8. Hi Jess,
    This looks so yummy. Glad to know that it can be fried.

    Your new follower :D It's nice to meet you.

    I would like to invite you to our Linkin with my Ladies Blog Hop(LINK) going on right now. I hope you could stop by and join the party.

    See you.




  9. well, that's a great compliment! Thanks for stopping by!


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