Prep Time 35 min
Cook Time 25 Min
Servings 6
Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 tbsps. Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (16 oz.) can whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 1 1/2 tsps. chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. ground thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 6 (8-inch) flour tortillas, warmed according to package directions for easier folding
  • Crisco® Pure Corn Oil
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Shredded iceburg lettuce (optional)
  • Additional salsa (optional)
  • Guacamole (optional)
  • Sour Cream (optional)

Directions

  • Step 1

    BROWN ground beef in medium skillet over medium high heat. Drain. Remove beef from skillet; set aside. Add oil to the same skillet.

  • Step 2

    ADD onion, garlic and red bell pepper. Cook and stir over moderate heat until onion is tender. Stir in cooked ground beef, tomatoes, salsa, chili powder, coriander, thyme, salt, cayenne and cumin.

  • Step 3

    COOK over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes, or until mixture is thickened. Remove from heat.

  • Step 4

    STIR in refried beans and black beans.

  • Step 5

    PLACE 1/2 cup beef mixture in center of each tortilla. Fold opposite sides of tortilla toward center over beef mixture. Fold ends toward center; secure with wooden pick. Chill 15 minutes.

  • Step 6

    HEAT 2 inches oil in deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375°F. Fry 1 or 2 chimichangas at a time 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle top of each chimichanga with 2 tablespoons Monterey Jack cheese.

  • Step 7

    SERVE immediately on bed of shredded iceberg lettuce with salsa, guacamole and sour cream, if desired.

Serving size
(1 chimichanga)

  • Calories 570
  • Calories from Fat280g
  • Total Fat 31g
  • Saturated Fat 9g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 1180mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 45g
  • Dietary Fiber 8g
  • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 28g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet