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Oven Baked Loaded Chimichanga!

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Flour tortillas stuffed with meat, rice, beans, cheese, brushed with melted butter and oven baked until crispy. Topped off with homemade enchilada sauce to create these amazing Oven Baked Loaded Chimichanga!

Oven Fried Chimichanga cut open and ready to eat

Let’s talk LOADED Chimichangas! (Cause remember I’m dying happy with burritos’ on my hips) A friend shared this recipe with me years ago! I have tweaked it and twisted it and made it my own. At the time she shared it with me…it was perfect for our growing family! 

Oven Fried Loaded Chimichanga

I love, love, love how amazingly yummy and simple these are! They work superbly with leftovers! Maybe we should call them “Clean the Fridge Chimi’s”? (No! We won’t do that!)

How To Make Oven Baked Chimichangas

Let’s start with the filling!

You can use any leftover meat you have on hand, or you can use any meat you want to cook up. The day I made these I was really pressed for time, so I went to my “food storage” and used a can of shredded beef. If you have never bought the Costco canned shredded beef… I highly recommend it.

You can use left over chicken or rotisserie chicken. Pork is another great option when making this recipe. 

If using the canned beef, I add one can rinsed and drained black beans, grated cheese, left over Spanish rice (you can use white rice too), Enchilada sauce and Salsa. Mix it all together. It already looks good! Regardless of the meat you use, mix it all together!


Place a heaping spoonful of the mixture into, and down the center, of a large flour tortilla.

Fold up the ends till almost touching. Then fold the one side completely over the filling and pull towards you, roll until you have a burrito.


Place the stuffed Chimichanga onto a foil lined baking sheet and brush with melted butter. Making sure to coat all the exposed tortilla including the ends!

Tip: Don’t worry about the bottoms, the butter will wiggle its way down underneath there.


Pop into a 350-degree oven for 30–35 minutes until lightly golden brown and crispy. (I’m getting excited just looking at this picture!)

It’s amazing how crispy these chimis get! I love oven frying. Less mess…and I’m all about that!


See how the butter crisps up the tortilla without frying! It really does make this recipe so easy to make and so deliciously good!


In a small measuring cup, or other microwavable dish, heat up the enchilada sauce and pour over the Chimichangas if you like “wet” burritos.

Note that I love to make my own Enchilada Sauce and use the recipe in my Ground Beef Enchilada’s. I’ve included the link below so that you can use that recipe if so desired.

If you don’t like enchilada sauce on top, then just leave them plain. I love them with the enchilada sauce.

Top with more grated cheese and allow the cheese to melt, or pop them back into the oven for a minute or two. Top with sour cream and garnish with lettuce, tomato, and avocado!

Oven Fried Chimichanga on plate with avocado and sour cream

Look how “loaded” these chimichangas are! Shredded beef, melted gooey cheese, rice, beans, and all that flavorful salsa and enchilada sauce! Hello Beautiful! Come to Momma! YUM!!!

If you like things “hot and spicy” add in some chopped jalapeño! It will kick it up a notch or two.

I love how versatile this recipe is! You can choose your meat, your beans, if you prefer pinto…do pinto beans, if you like jack cheese…do jack cheese.

Get creative with this recipe. It is very forgiving to change! Which is wonderful when your Nest is full of picky eaters!

Close up of cut open Oven Fried Chimichanga

There you have it…my simple delicious recipe for “Baked Loaded Chimichangas”. It’s a meal all by itself. It presents so beautifully on a bed of leafy greens with all the garnishes you really don’t need anything more. Well…maybe a strawberry margarita…virgin for me please! 😉

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Yield: 5-6 servings

Oven Baked Loaded Chimichanga!

Oven Fried Chimichanga cut open and ready to eat

Oven baked loaded chimichanga's are a delicious and filling meal. Stuffed with shredded meat, cheese, beans, rice, and sauce and baked to a golden crisp! So easy to make they are perfect for busy weeknight meals!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 5-6 Large burrito flour tortillas
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded meat (beef, chicken, pork...your choice)
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups rice, white or Spanish
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup canned red or green enchilada sauce (save remaining sauce for topping after)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted for brushing onto tortilla
  • sour cream, tomato,lettuce, and avocado for garnish


  1. In a large bowl mix together meat, 1 cup cheese, beans, rice, salsa and enchilada sauce.
  2. Place a large heaping scoopful in the middle and down the center for the tortilla.
  3. Fold the ends together till almost touching. Fold the one side over and pull towards you while rolling into a burrito.
  4. Fill and roll all the tortillas.
  5. Place on a foil lined baking sheet.
  6. Melt butter and brush on tops and sides of every chimichanga.
  7. Place in a 350 degree oven and bake for 30-35 minutes until crispy and lightly golden brown.
  8. Top with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.
  9. Garnish with sour cream, lettuce, tomato, and avocado.
  10. Enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 chimichanga

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1507Total Fat: 68gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 3435mgCarbohydrates: 162gFiber: 28gSugar: 14gProtein: 66g

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Friday 14th of October 2022

Thanks Norine. Great recipe! Just a thought for the new cooks, you might note that the rice is cooked rice!

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Friday 14th of October 2022

Hi Donna!

Great tip! I'm going to go and fix that right now! Thank you for stopping by and sharing with me. I sincerely appreciate it. Have a great weekend. Thanks! Norine

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Friday 4th of November 2016

Norine, I absolutely LOVE you just the way you are! Your sense of humor and making cooking abilities are the garnishes on top of the cake! I too have a love affair with delicious food and thank you for helping me feed that addiction, hahaha! ;)

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Saturday 5th of November 2016

Awww...THANKS Carrie! I love you too and appreciate all your support! You are such a beautiful lady! Us "foodies" have to stick together! ;)

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