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Beef Chimichangas Recipe

Beef chimichangas are one of my favorite Mexican dishes to make using the slow cooker. Although they do require a bit of work, in the end it’s well worth it.  The cooking process consists of a beef roast, beef broth and a few seasonings being added to the slow cooker. The beef is then shredded and placed into flour tortillas with cheese and wrapped up. These can either be baked or fried in oil. I prefer the frying method but baking is good as well. To bake them, simply brush them with butter on both sides, place onto a baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes (until golden brown) at 500 degrees. You can serve these with various condiments such as salsa, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, and sour cream. If you would prefer chicken instead of beef, check out my recipe for Chicken Chimichangas. Enjoy.

Cooking Instructions:

Yield: 4 servings

Beef Chimichangas Recipe

Beef Chimichangas Recipe


  • 2 lbs boneless chuck roast (trimmed of fat)
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 (8 inches) flour tortillas
  • oil (for frying)
  • 1 cup shredded  Monterey Jack cheese


  1. In a bowl combine beef broth, red wine vinegar, chili powder, and ground cumin.
    Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Place in beef roast and brown on both sides (about 5 minutes per side).  Place the beef roast into the slow cooker, and pour the beef broth mixture over the roast. Cover and cook on low until the meat is very tender (about 6-8 hours on low).
  2. Allow the meat to cool and then shred it into pieces using 2 forks. Mix with the juices from the slow cooker.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, spoon equal amounts of the beef down the center of each tortilla, top with shredded Monterey jack cheese. Roll up the tortillas while tucking in the sides. Secure each of the wrapped tortillas with a toothpick.
  4. Heat about a ½ inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and fry the tortillas, turning once until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 733Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 213mgSodium: 852mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 66g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.


Wednesday 29th of April 2015

I will be making these next week when my slow cooker arrives! They look delicious! I can't wait!


Friday 9th of March 2012

I made these a couple nights ago for dinner and they were so good that we had breakfast burritos from them the next morning. Great taste and so easy. I did add chopped green chili to the mix.

Nikki Stanfield

Sunday 18th of December 2011

Yum! Looks great

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