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Ortega Beef Chimichangas

Ortega Beef ChimichangasOnce you've tried these homemade chimichangas you're expectations of these fried burritos will never be the same. Crisp and crunchy (not greasy) with a filling bursting with tender beef and savory vegetables.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1 3/4 cups water
1 (1.5-ounce) package ORTEGA Burrito Seasoning
8 (10-inch) flour tortillas, warmed
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
Vegetable oil
ORTEGA Salsa - Homestyle Recipe
Guacamole for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Brown beef; drain. Stir in water and burrito seasoning mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring constantly, for 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Place beef mixture evenly on each tortilla; sprinkle with cheese. Fold into burritos; secure ends with wooden picks.
  2. Add vegetable oil to 1-inch depth in medium skillet; heat over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Place 1 or 2 burritos in oil; fry, turning frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon; drain. Repeat with remaining burritos. Remove wooden picks. Serve with salsa and guacamole.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Ortega and B&G Foods, Inc.