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Baked Beef and Bean Chimichangas

Baked Beef and Bean Chimichangas
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 8

Enjoy these cheesy chimichangas baked using Corn, Old El Paso® Beans and Tortillas - a perfect Mexican dinner. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
lb. lean ground beef
1
cup frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry
1
cup frozen corn
1/4
cup taco sauce
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1/2
teaspoon cumin
1
(16-oz.) can Old El Paso™ Refried Beans
1
(11.5-oz.) pkg. (8 count) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas
8
oz. (2 cups) finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2
to 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
2
medium tomatoes, chopped
2
cups shredded lettuce

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Cook ground beef in large skillet over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes or just until browned, stirring frequently. Add bell pepper and onion stir-fry, and corn; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked and vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  • 2
    Add taco sauce, chili powder, garlic salt and cumin; mix well. Cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Spread about 1/4 cup refried beans over each tortilla. Spoon ground beef mixture down center of each tortilla. Sprinkle each with cheese. Fold sides of each tortilla toward center; fold up ends. Place, seam side down, in ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Brush each filled tortilla with margarine.
  • 4
    Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and thoroughly heated. Serve with tomatoes and lettuce.

Expert Tips

  • A specialty of Sonora, Mexico, chimichangas are fried burritos served with salsa, guacamole sour cream and shredded cheese. In our version, the chimichangas are baked.
  • Beans are an excellent source of soluble fiber that may help to lower cholesterol.
  • Prepare the meat mixture; cover and refrigerate it for up to one day.
  • In addition to serving these chimichangas with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes, offer sour cream, guacamole and Spanish rice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
840mg
35%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
3g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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