Easy Ground Beef Chimichangas

Easy Ground Beef Chimichangas

chimichangaChimichangas are my favorite Mexican dish.  It’s always what I order at Mexican restaurants.  They are delicious!

You may be wondering what exactly are chimichangas.  It’s really nothing more than a deep fried burrito!  I’m not a burrito fan at all, but I’m definitely a chimichanga fan!

Actually you can turn just about any burrito into a chimichanga by simply frying it.  In fact I’ve deep fried frozen store bought burritos.  Of course they don’t taste as good as homemade, but they’ll do when you’re in a rush to get dinner on the table.

Now you can fill chimichangas with just about anything.  Shredded Beef, Chicken, or Pork seem to be the most popular filling.  But I’ve had seafood chimichangas as well as bean filled ones.  One of our family favorites are ground beef chimichangas.  They’re the easiest to make.

I serve them with shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole on the side.  Everyone can add their own toppings.  It goes great with Spanish Rice and Refried Beans.

Today I’m sharing my recipe.  Hope you love it!

Ground Beef Chimichanga

Makes 10

Ingredients:

1 lb. Lean Ground Beef

1 Tbs. Garlic Powder

2 Tbs. Chili Powder

1 Tsp. Ground Cumin

1 Tsp. Salt

1 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper

1 Tsp. Crushed Red Pepper flakes

1 Cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

10 Flour Tortillas, the 8″ size

Oil for frying

Toppings of your choice (salsa, sour cream, guacamole, etc.)

 

Directions:

Place beef in a pan over medium heat

Add all the spices and cook until beef is crumbly

Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese

Place about 1/4 cup of beef filling on the middle of a tortilla, fold in ends and roll like a burrito

Repeat with remaining tortillas

Heat about 1″ of oil in a frying pan

Fry chimichangas until golden brown on all sides

Remove from oil and drain on paper towels

Serve hot

 

 

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  1. Place beef in a pan over medium heat
  2. Add all the spices and cook until beef is crumbly
  3. Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese 
  4. Place about 1/4 cup of beef filling on the middle of a tortilla, fold in ends and roll like a burrito
  5. Repeat with remaining tortillas
  6. Heat about 1" of oil in a frying pan
  7. Fry chimichangas until golden brown on all sides
  8. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels Serve hot
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Dion’s Steak Flautas – Very Delicious!

Dion’s Steak Flautas – Very Delicious!

steak flautasWe just discovered that my 13 year old grandson loves to cook!  Not only does he loves to cook, he does it very well.  He recently tried out his culinary skills by making us these very delicious Steak Flautas!

What are flautas?  They’re also called taquitos, tacos dorados, or rolled tacos.  Basically they are a small tortilla rolled up with a filling.  Whatever you call them they are very tasty and are one of my favorite Mexican dishes.

Flautas can be filled with shredded chicken, ground or shredded beef, pulled pork, beans, or cheese.  They can be served as appetizers or a main dish depending on the size.

Dion used ribeye to make these Steak Flautas.  The filling is tender and tasty.  Served with Spanish rice and refried beans thes Steak Flautas make a great meal!

The recipe for Steak Flautas is Dion’s own creation.  He didn’t follow a recipe, he simply made it up as he went.  And I have to say they turned out very well!  He even garnished them with chopped cilantro because according to him presentation matters!  I do believe we have a budding chef in the family!

I wrote down his recipe and decided to share it with you!  It’s pretty easy to make but because it involves frying kids should be supervised if they’ll be making them.  This recipe will make 12 Steak Flautas.

Ingredients:

1 Lb.  Boneless Rib Eye Steak

12 Pcs. 6″ Flour Tortillas

1 Cup Sour Cream

1 Cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

1 Small Bunch Fresh Cilantro – chopped

1 Lime

1 Tbls. Garlic Powder

Oil for frying

Directions:

Pan fry rib eye steak until it’s cooked but still pink in the middle – don’t over cook the steak

Shred or chop the cooked steak

Flash fry tortillas in a small amount of oil – fry both sides until they are slightly golden brown but the tortilla is still soft and pliable – about 30 seconds per side

Drain tortillas on paper towels and set aside

In a large bowl mix sour cream, cheese, garlic powder, and cilantro until well combined

Squeeze the juice of the lime into the mixture and mix well

Add shredded steak to the mixture and stir until well combined

Scoop 1/12 of steak mixture and drop in center of tortilla, spread a line of mixture across the tortilla

Roll tortilla around the filling and secure end with toothpick

Fill remaining tortillas

Heat about 1″ of oil in a frying pan

Fry tortillas until they are golden brown

Drain on paper towel

Place in serving dish

Garnish with extra chopped cilantro and shredded cheese if desired

Serve with sour cream and salsa for extra yum!

 

 

 

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Instructions
  1. Pan fry rib eye steak until it's cooked but still pink in the middle - don't over cook the steak
  2. Shred or chop the cooked stea Garnish with extra chopped cilantro and shredded cheese if desired
  3. Flash fry tortillas in a small amount of oil - fry both sides until they are slightly golden brown but the tortilla is still soft and pliable - about 30 seconds per side
  4. Drain tortillas on paper towels and set aside
  5. In a large bowl mix sour cream, cheese, garlic powder, and cilantro until well combined
  6. Squeeze the juice of the lime into the mixture and mix well
  7. Add shredded steak to the mixture and stir until well combined
  8. Scoop 1/12 of steak mixture and drop in center of tortilla, spread a line of mixture across the tortilla
  9. Roll tortilla around the filling and secure end with toothpick
  10. Fill remaining tortillas
  11. Heat about 1" of oil in a frying pan
  12. Fry tortillas until they are golden brown
  13. Drain on paper towel
  14. Place in serving dish
  15. Garnish with remaining cilantro and/or cheese
  16. Serve with sour cream & salsa if desired
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