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Oven Baked Chimichangas Recipe

Oven Baked Chimichangas

One thing I love from Mexican restaurants is fried chimichangas. But ugh, fried!!! No, this is not another air fryer recipe. This is a good old oven baked recipe that everyone can make! It started off by finding Rachael’s Black Bean and Beef Tex-Mex Filling. I absolutely love this filling. I’ve made it three times so far and it is staying in our family’s meal rotation. It’s one way to get some beans into my kids’ diets and they don’t even realize it! This meal comes together really quickly. It takes approximately 30 minutes to make so it’s good for a quick weeknight meal.

Oven Baked Chimichangas

Oven Baked Chimichangas

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 14.5 oz can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 12-16 oz jar of your favorite salsa
  • 3 tablespoons of Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 2 cups Mexican Cheese Blend
  • 8- 9" Flour Tortillas
  • 4 Tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Brown the ground beef with the diced onion until the meat is fully cooked; drain the grease and then return the beef and onion back to the pan.
  3. Add the drained/rinsed black beans, the salsa and the taco seasoning, stirring to combine.
  4. Simmer until the liquid (from the salsa) has reduced slightly, thickening the mixture.
  5. Now scoop some meat and bean mixture into each tortilla (you can add cheese now if you want. I add some before baking and then sprinkle more on the outside after) and fold them up like an envelope so that all the filling stays in.
  6. Melt your butter and then brush on the entire outside of the tortilla envelopes.
  7. Bake for 10-20 minutes, until crispy and light brown.
  8. Top with more cheese, sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, etc.
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Paula Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.

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Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.

Comments

  1. These look delicious! I love that recipe is easy enough to throw together on any night!
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  2. Can I come over? Those look so darn good and I’ve never tried them. Cook for me, please!
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  3. These Oven Baked Chimichangas look yummy. I’ll have to try this recipe.
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  4. Goodness those look good! I am gonna have to make these soon! I love how they will have a crunch to them!
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  5. Those look delicious! I wouldn’t eat them with the beans in them, but it would be a great meal for my family on nights I am not eating dinner at home!
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  6. Can’t wait to try these!
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  7. Yes please! I love these and having them baked would make them healthier so I can eat more, right?
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  8. Looks and sounds great! The children and I would like it but not sure about my husband. He likes some Mexican dishes and others not.
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  9. That looks good and it’s not fried!!
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  10. Looks delicious and I’m glad that it’s baked.
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  11. I’m just too excited that these are baked. I love Chimis but frying gets old. Thanks for the recipe.
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  12. Love that these are baked not fried! It’s been quite awhile since I enjoyed a chimichanga.
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  13. These look really good!
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  14. Those look SO GOOD. I really need an airfryer- and the cabinet space to store it in!
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  15. sounds delicious and the best part is I think we’ll eat all the ingredients thanks for the idea I love mexican
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  16. Oh those sound really good. I have a meatless taco filling that uses quinoa (from Kiersten at Oh My Veggies), I wonder if that would work with these too?
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  17. Printing this off, we love Chimichangas, never have made them at home.
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  18. Yum I love Mexican food I’ve never had a Chimichanga though.
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  19. I have never had these before, but they look good!
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  20. I’ve always oven fried or occasionally pan fried my chimichangas. Deep frying is messy and greasy… not my cup of tea.

  21. Love that these are baked and not fried! I am so going to try making some.
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  22. Those look so good! I’ve never made my own, but definitely want to try these. :)

  23. So THAT’s how you make these! I love that you used black beans too. I’m also going to copy your idea of putting the shredded cheese and sour cream in one bowl for my next gathering – so clever!
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  24. Yummy, Chimichangas – the burrito’s evil cousin, lol. I do enjoy the crispness of the outside and I never thought to do them in the oven. I’ll have to try that.
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  25. I love chimichangas. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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  26. These sound amazing! I’ve never made chimichangas but I think I can do this recipe!
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