Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe came from my favorite cookbook. It's called Step by Step cooking; Italian, Mexican and Chinese recipes. Hope you enjoy this as much as we do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove casing from chorizo. Heat large skillet over high heat until hot. Reduce heat to medium. Brown chorizo 6 to 8 minute.
  2. Add beef. brown 6 to 8 minute
  3. Add onion, garlic, and cumin. Cook 4 minute or until onion is soft. Discard fat.
  4. Stir in tomato sauce. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minute.
  5. Uncover, increase heat to med. Cook until liquid has evaporated.
  6. Warm tortillas.
  7. Place 1/4 cup meat mixture on bottom half of 1 tortilla. Sprinkle with 1 tbs. cheese. Roll up folding the sides inches Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  8. Heat 1 inches oil in skillet over medium high heat.
  9. Fry 2 or 3 chimichangas at a time for 2 or 3 minute until golden brown on all sides.


Most Helpful

This is an excellent and easy recipe. Not to mention delicious. I have been making this recipe for 8 years. I have the same cookbook.

mscoop48 April 18, 2012

A really tasty & easy dish & only a few ingredients. I didn't have tomato sauce, so I used a canned plum tomates which I put through the liquidiser. Can't get Monterey jack cheese in Scotland, but mc Lellands strong cheddar did the trick. I only used a little bit of corn oil to fry the tortillas, but the taste was great.

Chef Mrs Bridges September 30, 2007

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