Chimichangas

Looking for some Mexican-inspired menu fare? Check out this crispy main that's easy, cheesy and better than your abuela's. Just don't tell her we said that.

Recipe from VELVEETA®
Chimichangas
SERVINGS
4
PREP TIME
15 mins
TOTAL TIME
55 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 8 flour tortillas (6 inch)
  • 6 ounces VELVEETA®, cut into 8 slices
  • 2 cups oil
  • 1/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
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Directions
1. 
BROWN meat in large skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Add onions, garlic, oregano and pepper; cook until onions are tender, stirring occasionally.
2. 
SPOON 1/4 cup meat mixture onto center of each tortilla; top with VELVEETA. Fold in all sides of tortillas to completely enclose filling; secure with wooden toothpicks. Place in single layer on baking sheet. Refrigerate 20 min.
3. 
HEAT oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add chimichangas, 2 at a time; cook 5 min. or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Remove and discard toothpicks. Serve chimichangas topped with sour cream and cilantro.
kraft kitchens tips
1. 
VARIATION: Save 110 calories and 14 g total fat per serving by substituting 1 lb. potatoes, cooked and cubed, for the browned ground beef and by using VELVEETA 2% Milk Pasteurized Prepared Process Cheese Product and BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream. To prepare, cook and stir onions with seasonings in large skillet 3 min. or until crisp-tender. Add potatoes; cook 3 to 5 min. or until potatoes are heated through, stirring frequently. Spoon onto tortillas and continue as directed.
2. 
THAWING GROUND BEEF SAFELY: To thaw ground beef safely, keep the meat wrapped and thaw it in the refrigerator -- not on the countertop. Store on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator to prevent any drippings from cross-contaminating other foods. Use thawed meat within 2 days.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 700, Fat, total (g) 43, chol. (mg) 115, sat. fat (g) 15, carb. (g) 43, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 6, pro. (g) 34, vit. A (IU) 729, vit. C (mg) 1, sodium (mg) 990, calcium (mg) 303, iron (mg) 5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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