Beef and Bean Chimichangas


This is an awesome recipe, if you like Mexican food! These tasty beef and bean treats are baked instead of fried.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 chimichangas


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • ¾ cup chopped onion

  • ¾ cup diced green bell pepper

  • 1 ½ 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.


The meat mixture may be made as much as 24 hours in advance.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

821 Calories
36g Fat
84g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 821
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 1855mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 84g 30%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 22mg 109%
Calcium 615mg 47%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 746mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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