Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Recipe Corner: Beef and Bean Chimichangas

When I go out for Mexican food, I usually order the Chimichangas. This is a yummy recipe to use when you can’t get out to a restaurant. Enjoy!  And don’t forget to contact me if you are interested in having your blog and your yummy recipe featured in a Fabulous Food Friday Post. Whether you bake it, sauté it, or just microwave it, send it in! Share your yummy food and you may find yourself with new visitors. Please email me directly if you are interested. (betweenthelines-kam@hotmail.com )


• 1 pound lean ground beef
• 3/4 cup chopped onion
• 3/4 cup diced green bell pepper
• 1 1/2 cups whole kernel corn
• 2 cups taco sauce
• 2 teaspoons chili powder
• 1 teaspoon garlic salt
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
• 8 (12 inch) flour tortillas
• 1 (16 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese
• 1 tablespoon butter, melted
• shredded lettuce
• 1 tomato, diced


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Drain excess grease, and add the onion, bell pepper, and corn. Cook for about 5 more minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the taco sauce, and season with chili powder, garlic salt and cumin, stirring until blended. Cook until heated through, then remove from heat, and set aside.
3. Open the can of beans, and spread a thin layer of beans onto each of the tortillas. Spoon the beef mixture down the center, and then top with as much shredded cheese as you like. Roll up the tortillas, and place them seam-side down onto a baking sheet. Brush the tortillas with melted butter.
4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Serve with lettuce and tomato.


Wendy said...

As I said in my email, this sounds fantastic!
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Crazy Daisy said...

Please come link to Tuesday Tastes! These look soooo yummy! I have been wanting a recipe like this1

Happy Day,
Jasey @ Crazy Daisy


blueviolet said...

Just one of those and I'd be set for the day! YUM!

Debbi Smith said...

These look excellent! We eat mexican a lot and I would totally make these!

Jasey said...

Would you come make these for me for dinner? Well, alright, I will make them! I am so glad you linked to Tuesday Tastes! I just put the People's Choice Award poll up on my sidebar, when you have a chance, come vote!

Happy Day,
Jasey @ Crazy Daisy