Beef Chimichanga Taco Bowls™

Taking Tex-Mex to a whole new level, the deep-fried goodness of a chimichanga is always a favorite when eating out. Try this easier take on a chimichanga by frying Taco Bowls™ and filling them with your favorite toppings!
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35 Minutes Prep
35 Minutes Total
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8 Servings


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 medium chopped onion (1/2 cup)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ green chiles
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 package Old El Paso™ Soft Tortilla Bowls
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup (from 16-oz can) Old El Paso™ refried beans
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (4 oz)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon Shredded lettuce, sour cream, guacamole and salsa, if desired
Preparation
  1. In deep fryer or heavy-bottomed pot, heat at least 2 inches oil to 350°F.
  2. Heat oven to 400°F. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked. Add drained tomatoes, chiles, chili powder and cumin. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture has thickened and liquid has reduced. Remove from heat.
  3. Using fork, poke holes several times in bottom of each bowl. Place bowls in batches in preheated oil; fry 1 to 2 minutes, using tongs to turn bowls halfway through, until lightly brown all over. Drain bowls upside down on paper towel-lined cookie sheet.
  4. Spread 2 tablespoons refried beans over bottom of each fried bowl. Add heaping 1/3 cup beef mixture and 2 tablespoons cheese to each bowl. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with shredded lettuce, sour cream, guacamole and salsa.
Expert Tips
  • Using a candy thermometer/deep frying thermometer helps to ensure correct temperature when frying to give best results.
  • Try Monterey Jack cheese for a new flavor twist!
Nutrition
Calories360(Calories from Fat210),Total Fat23g(Saturated Fat7g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol50mgSodium470mgTotal Carbohydrate20g(Dietary Fiber3g Sugars3g),Protein17g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A10%;Vitamin C8%;Calcium15%;Iron15%; Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.