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    Baked Baja Beef Chimichangas

    Baked Baja Beef Chimichangas. Photo by GaylaJ

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    33 mins

    25 mins

    8 mins

    Northwest Lynnie's Note:

    This is an authentic 40 year-old recipe, and the filling will not taste the same as fast food style chimichangas. The only thing Americanized here is that the chimichangas are baked instead of fried. Caution: If you use leanest ground beef, the filling will seem dry. Serve lots of lettuce, tomatoes and other garnishes listed below with each chimichanga - they are important to this dish's all around flavors and textures.

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    Ingredients:

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    Garnishes

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Wrap tortillas in foil and warm in a 300* oven while making the filling.
    2. 2
      Brown ground beef and drain.
    3. 3
      Mix in vinegar and seasonings to the drained meat, but do not cook the mixture further.
    4. 4
      Remove tortillas from oven and increase oven temperature to 500*.
    5. 5
      Brush each side of tortilla with melted butter.
    6. 6
      Spoon about 1/4 cup ground beef filling onto center of each buttered tortilla.
    7. 7
      Fold in sides, then roll up tortilla from the bottom.
    8. 8
      Place seam-side down on a foil-lined and rimmed baking sheet.
    9. 9
      Bake at 500* for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.
    10. 10
      Serve on a large bed of shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes.
    11. 11
      Top with sour cream, shredded cheese, and salsa.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 08, 2011

      55

      This is soooooo good! I did cook the garlic in the meat towards the very end. I also added a little picante sauce, just to make it a little more saucy. I only added a little so I don't think it made much of a difference so I won't do that again. Added some cheese to the inside then also some on the top after they came out.
      These were very simple and quick to make, I had dinner done in about 30 mins.
      I have 6 kids and some very picky eaters and everyone of them ate all of their serving and came back asking for more.
      We will be making these again that is for sure!

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    • on August 24, 2012

      55

      Man! I really liked these! Halfed the recipe. Garnished with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, grated cheese and guacamole. Next time, sour cream and black olives in addition to the above. The addition of the vinegar was the ticket. Very tasty. And, they are crispy without frying. Try 'em!

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    • on January 16, 2014

      45

      Very good and easy. I did have to bake them for 12 min. to get light brown. Loved them with all the extras.

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    Nutritional Facts for Baked Baja Beef Chimichangas

    Serving Size: 1 (246 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 5

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 639.7
     
    Calories from Fat 330
    51%
    Total Fat 36.7 g
    56%
    Saturated Fat 17.2 g
    86%
    Cholesterol 154.5 mg
    51%
    Sodium 1124.9 mg
    46%
    Total Carbohydrate 32.7 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    9%
    Sugars 1.9 g
    7%
    Protein 41.7 g
    83%

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