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Beef and Bean Chimichangas topped with a delicious queso sauce.

How to Make Chimichangas

Beef and Bean Chimichangas are very easy to prepare. They will fill you right up and can be served with rice on the side if desired.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 969 kcal
Author Carissa


  • Package of large flour tortillas
  • 3 cups refried beans
  • 2 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • black pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying
  • queso dip


  1. Brown meat and jalapeno in skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, pepper, and salt and mix well.
  3. Drain beef on a paper towel lined plate.
  4. Warm up tortillas according to directions on package of tortillas.

Assembling Chimichangas

  1. Take one tortilla and top with 1/2 cup of refried beans.
  2. Top the beans with 3/4 cup of ground beef mixture.
  3. Fold the tortilla together. Then fold the outer side of the tortilla about 1/3 of the way to the center and continue to roll up.
  4. Secure chimichanga with a tooth pick or two.
  5. Repeat the steps above with the rest of the tortillas.
  6. In a large pot over medium high heat, heat up enough oil to submerge the chimichangas.

  7. Once oil sizzles submerge one chimichanga at a time.
  8. Fry until chimichanga is golden brown.
  9. Pour Queso dip over chimichanga and serve.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Chimichangas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 969 Calories from Fat 603
% Daily Value*
Fat 67g103%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Cholesterol 193mg64%
Sodium 2318mg101%
Potassium 745mg21%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 705IU14%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 389mg39%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.