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Recipe: grilled beef chimichangas

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Grilled beef chimichangas serving suggestion

grilled beef chimichangas


  • 1 pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 3/4 inch thick
  • 1 package (1.25 oz) 30% less sodium taco seasoning mix
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped, unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack pepper cheese
  • 6 spinach tortillas (10-inch diameter) warmed


Cut beef steak lengthwise in half and then crosswise into 1/8-inch thick strips. Place beef and taco seasoning mix in large bowl; toss to coat beef.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add half of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. Remove from skillet; keep warm. Repeat with remaining 1 teaspoon oil and beef. Return beef to skillet. Stir in chilies, peanuts, bell peppers and cilantro.

Spoon heaping 2 tablespoons cheese into center of each warmed tortilla. Top with about 3/4 cup beef mixture; fold bottom edge up over filling, fold in sides to close; secure with toothpicks. Repeat with remaining chimichangas. Spray outside of chimichangas with nonstick cooking spray.

Place chimichangas on grid over medium, ash-covered coals; grill chimichangas, uncovered 3 to 5 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes) or until lightly toasted and filling is heated through. *Chimichangas can also be baked on baking sheet in 350°F oven 15-18 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition information per serving: 480 calories; 21 g fat (7 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 63 mg cholesterol; 1044 mg sodium; 41 g carbohydrate; 4.1 g fiber; 29 g protein; 6.0 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 1.0 mcg vitamin B12; 3.6 mg iron; 20.9 mcg selenium; 3.5 mg zinc; x mg choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber, vitamin B12 and 70.4 mg choline.