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Baked Barbacoa Chimichangas

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Flour tortillas stuffed with your favorite fillings and baked until they form a crispy shell make perfect oven baked chimichangas. Get the tasty results without the grease!

close up of baked chimichanga cut in half with shredded meat and refried beans showing

Chimichangas are such a treat with their crisp exteriors that give way to the soft fillings. The fried version at restaurants are delicious, but that can be a mess to do at home.

This oven baked recipe allows you to get that golden exterior without frying them. You get great flavor and less mess in the comfort of your own home. Plus this way you can pick whatever fillings you’d like!

step by step pictures of filling and folding the tortilla around the fillings.

It is finally time for this dinner to come together.  After the pinto beans cooked all night and the meat cooked all day I could not wait to see if it turned out as good as I had hoped.

Of course anything with some melty cheese and a tortilla that is just the right mix of crisp and soft makes it hard to go wrong.  But this took it to the next level.

golden brown chimichangas (or baked burritos) fresh from the oven.

I was really happy with all of the flavor in the barbacoa.  The beans were a great spreading consistency and the cheese was well… cheese! Yum!

The tortillas baked up just they way I wanted, golden brown with a nice crunch.  Top with a bit of sour cream and guacamole, drizzle with a bit of salsa and dinner is served!

baked chimichanga with white queso, chopped tomatoes and cilantro on top served with Mexican rice, lime wedges and avocado slices

Pops and my sister Chloe came over to give them a try and they loved them.  My husband ate 3 of them for dinner, so I think he thought they were alright as well!

I can’t wait to try all sorts of variations of chimichangas.  I think a chicken version is next!

looking  down and dinner plate with queso smothered baked burrito, rice, avocado and limes

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Yield: 8 Servings

Baked Barbacoa Chimichangas

crisp tortilla shell filled with refried beans, barbacoa and cheese.

Flour tortillas stuffed with your favorite fillings and baked until they form a crispy shell make perfect oven baked chimichangas. Get the tasty results without the grease!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups refried beans
  • 1 recipe slow cooker barbacoa
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Monterey jack, cheddar, co-jack or whatever you like)
  • 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • Your favorite toppings: queso, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, more cheese or whatever you like


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F
  2. Spread some of the beans down the center of the tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese and top with shredded barbacoa meat.
  3. Fold each end of the tortilla over the fillings and roll other side around the filling.
  4. Place seam side down on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.
  5. Brush chimichangas with melted butter and bake for 25 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
  6. Serve with your favorite toppings.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 440mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Flour tortillas stuffed with your favorite fillings and baked until they form a crispy shell make perfect oven baked chimichangas. Get the tasty results without the grease!

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Andrea Nine

Friday 24th of January 2020

My hubs loves chimichangas, he would be all about these!! Happy Weekend love!


Saturday 5th of March 2016

Mmmmmmm! Love me some chimichangas! These look fabulous Carlee. Mexican is probably on the top of my list of favorite foods.


Saturday 5th of March 2016

Mexican inspired food is right up there with Italian food at our house. They get made more than all the others combined!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies

Thursday 3rd of March 2016

What a perfect meal! I'd love to have dinner at your house :)


Friday 4th of March 2016

You are invited any time!

Sara Syrett

Thursday 3rd of March 2016

Yum! These look so tasty! Thanks for the recipe! Thanks for linking up at Merry Monday!


Friday 4th of March 2016

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday 3rd of March 2016

We just had chimichangas today and I mentioned how I wished they could be baked instead of fried but still be nice and crispy. Your recipe is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday.


Thursday 3rd of March 2016

These turned out really nice and crispy. I've made a batch of pork ones since and just sprayed the outside really quick with cooking spray to see how that did and those worked as well!

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