Beef and Cheese Chimichanga

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce, divided
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
12 flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed.
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies.
1 can (4 ounces) chopped jalapeno peppers.
Oil for deep-fat frying.
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese.

Direction

In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.

Stir in the beans, onion, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, chili powder, garlic, and cumin.

Spoon about 1/3 cup of beef mixture off-center on each tortilla.

Fold edge nearest filling up and over to cover. Fold in both sides and roll-up. Fasten with toothpicks.

In a large saucepan, combine the chilies, peppers, and remaining tomato sauce; heat through.

In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°.

Fry the chimichangas for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes on each side or until browned.

Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with cheese.

Serve with sauce

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