Frozen Beef & Cheese Chimichanga in Air Fryer

The exact origin of chimichangas is not entirely clear and there are several stories and claims about how and where they were first created. One popular theory is that they were invented in Tucson, Arizona in the early 1920s by accident when a cook dropped a burrito in hot oil and exclaimed “chimichanga,” a Mexican-Spanish word for “thingamajig.” Another theory is that they were invented in Sonora, Mexico, where they are known as “chivichangas,” and were traditionally made with shredded beef or chicken and deep-fried to be portable for cowboys and field workers.

Regardless of their origin, chimichangas have become a popular Tex-Mex dish in the United States, often filled with a variety of ingredients including beef, chicken, beans, rice, and cheese, and served with toppings like guacamole, sour cream, and salsa.

Jose Ole® Beef & Cheese Chimichanga in Air Fryer

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: Snacks, AppetizersCuisine: Mexican
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This air fryer recipe for Jose Ole® Beef & Cheese Chimichanga is a quick and easy way to enjoy a delicious and crispy Mexican-inspired snack. The beef and cheese filling is perfectly complemented by the crispy, golden-brown exterior.


  • Jose Ole® Beef & Cheese Chimichanga


  • Preheat your air fryer to 380°F (193°C).
  • Remove the chimichanga from its packaging and place it in the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the chimichanga is crispy and heated through.
  • Remove from the air fryer and let cool for a minute or two before serving.

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