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Make Ahead Beef Chimichanga Recipe - you can make a bunch to eat throughout the month.
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Make Ahead Beef Chimichanga Recipe

Your whole family will love this Make Ahead Beef Chimichanga Recipe and you'll like being able to have a meal ready to go at all times!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Make Ahead Beef Chimichanga Recipe
Servings: 12 burritos
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Mique Provost


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 ½ c cheese shredded (cheddar, Mexican, jack, etc.)
  • 16 oz refried beans
  • ½ c salsa homemade can be used - I just used premade store bought
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • 2 tbsp butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Saute onion and add ground beef in a skillet.
  • Cook until no longer pink (approx 7-10 mins).
  • Take off heat and drain.
  • Stir in refried beans, salsa and cheese after cool for a minute.
  • Melt butter and brush on tortillas, both sides. Wax paper can be used for less mess.
  • Spoon about 1/4 c. of beef mix into the center of the tortilla.
  • Fold sides over tortilla, like a burrito.
  • Place on baking sheet, seam side down.
  • Make sure to space them out so they are not touching.
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  • Optional - sprinkle with additional cheese and return to oven to melt cheese (watch closely to avoid burning them).
  • Serve with favorite toppings - Sour cream, lettuce, olives, additional cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, etc.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 629mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 2.2mg