Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Make Ahead Chimichangas

Here is my version of Chimichangas that you can make ahead and put in the freezer. I wrap each one in foil and put in a freezer bag. When its time to make them just remove however many you need and place on a cookie sheet to bake without having to thaw.


1lb of ground beef
1 can of refried beans
1 jar (16 oz.) of salsa
1 envelope of taco seasoning
16 oz. of shredded cheese (Monterey Jack or whatever you would prefer)
16 flour tortillas

Brown your meat, then combine the next four ingredients including cheese in the skillet. Stir to combine. Place the meat mixture in a tortilla then fold the sides in first before rolling it so its like a burrito. (I use 2 small cookie scoops per tortilla) Wrap in small piece of foil and place in freezer bag.

When ready to cook place foil packet directly from the freezer on to your baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes until heated through and a little crispy. Another way to prepare is to thaw, unwrap and fry in a small layer of oil.


Posted By Taraleigh

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