This dish combines two great favorites. It's a chimichanga with a delicious cheesesteak filling on the inside. Serve warm with ranch dressing for dipping.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir bell pepper and onion in hot butter until onion is translucent and pepper is tender, about 5 minutes. Add beef; cook and stir until the beef is hot, about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat.

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  • Pour enough canola oil into a saucepan to reach about 1 inch deep; heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Arrange tortillas on a flat surface; place halves of cheese slices end to end lengthwise onto each tortilla. Layer an equal amount of steak mixture atop each cheese slice. Roll tortilla around filling as you would a burrito, with the sides tucked in to close the ends, forming chimichangas.

  • Cook chimichangas in the hot oil until browned completely, about 5 minutes per side; drain on paper towels.

Cook's Notes:

Be sure the oil is properly heated so the tortillas will brown without soaking up excess oil. Or brush the tortillas with a small amount of butter and bake in the oven at 375 for about 5 minutes per side, until browned and crisp.

Alternative cooking method: If you prefer to not fry the chimichangas, brush the tortillas with a small amount of melted butter and bake at 375 until browned and crisp.

Nutrition Facts

588 calories; protein 27.9g 56% DV; carbohydrates 46.2g 15% DV; fat 32.1g 49% DV; cholesterol 71.3mg 24% DV; sodium 614.3mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2013
DELICIOUS! I had some leftover steak in the fridge and this recipe was a perfect use for it. I did season the steak/pepper/onion mixture w/ salt pepper and garlic powder just for a bit more flavor. I sprayed them w/ non-stick cooking spray and baked them until brown...perfect! I will def be making these again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/29/2016
It was okay a little on the bland side. Next time I think I'll add some salt a little more butter and sauteed mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2013
DELICIOUS! I had some leftover steak in the fridge and this recipe was a perfect use for it. I did season the steak/pepper/onion mixture w/ salt pepper and garlic powder just for a bit more flavor. I sprayed them w/ non-stick cooking spray and baked them until brown...perfect! I will def be making these again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/29/2016
It was okay a little on the bland side. Next time I think I'll add some salt a little more butter and sauteed mushrooms. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2016
These were KILLER. I used a combo of Swiss cheese and provolone added mushrooms and for the meat I used some thin cut sandwich steaks that were on sale sliced into bite sized pieces. We inhaled them! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2014
Very Good! I made these for my husband He really enjoyed them! I didnt use swiss cheese I used american and added some sliced mushrooms! Read More