Cattle Corner: Grilled Beef Chimichangas

Bryce Borror welcomes the buyers at the 46th annual Tehama Angus Ranch Bull Sale. For several years it has been a video format without a ‘live’ bull in the sale ring. This year 135 bulls averaged $6,041.


Grilled Beef Chimichangas is from The  National Beef Cook-Off winning recipes.

Makes 6 servings.

Total preparation and cooking time: 35 minutes.


ν 1 boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 1 pound)

ν 1 package (1.25 ounces) taco seasoning mix

ν 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided

ν 1 can (4.5 ounces) chopped green chilies, undrained

ν 1/3 cup coarsely chopped, unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

ν 1/3 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers

ν 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

ν 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese

ν 6 tortillas (10 inch diameter), warmed


1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Repeat with remaining 1 teaspoon of oil and beef. Return beef to skillet. Stir in chilies, peanuts, bell peppers and cilantro.

4. Spoon heaping 2 tablespoons cheese into center of each warmed tortilla. 

5. 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. 

6. 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. Or Chimichangas can also be baked on baking sheet in 350’F oven 15 -18 minutes, or until heated through.

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