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Baked Beef Chimichangas are a delicious and popular Mexican dish with a crispy exterior and a flavorful filling. Originating from the northern regions of Mexico, this dish has gained worldwide popularity due to its rich taste and versatile nature. Traditionally, chimichangas are deep-fried, but in this recipe, we will explore a healthier alternative by baking them to perfection. Whether you’re hosting a casual weeknight dinner or celebrating a special occasion, these baked beef chimichangas are sure to impress your family and friends.

This recipe can be served in various ways, depending on your preference and the occasion. They are delicious on their own, but you can also pair them with a variety of sides and sauces to create a complete meal. For a simple and satisfying meal, serve the chimichangas with a side of Spanish rice and refried beans. The rice complements the flavors of the beef filling, while the beans add a creamy and comforting element. Guacamole, sour cream, and salsa are classic condiments that add a refreshing and tangy twist to the dish. You can also serve a side salad with a zesty lime dressing to provide a lighter contrast to the rich flavors of the chimichangas.

Baked Beef Chimichangas Recipe:


2 pounds of beef roast

1 chopped or sliced onion

2 packages of fajita seasoning

2 tablespoons of minced garlic

1 can of diced green chilis

1 can of refried beans

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

1 package of Colby Jack cheese

10 soft taco shells


1. Heat a skillet with olive oil on high heat. Sear the beef roast on both sides in the skillet, then transfer it to a slow cooker set on high.

2. Add onion, garlic, two packets of fajita seasoning, and 1/2 cup of water to the slow cooker. Cook for around 4 hours on high or until the beef is tender.

3. Shred the beef with two forks and mix it with diced green chilis and chopped cilantro.

4. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Warm refried beans on the stove. Warm soft taco shells in the microwave until pliable.

5. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

6. Assemble chimichangas by spreading beans, cheese, and beef mixture on taco shells, then fold.

7. Place chimichangas seam side down on the baking sheet and brush with oil or cooking spray.

8. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes, keeping an eye on the bottoms.

9. After baking, top chimichangas with cheese and broil for 2-5 minutes until bubbly.

Note: You can also customize the filling by adding additional ingredients such as bell peppers, jalapeños, or corn for added texture and flavor.

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