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Chimichangas on a white plate with an orange napkin. Salt and pepper shakers and fresh lemon are in the background.

Air Fryer Wild Game Chimichangas

Chelsea Cassens
Use an air fryer to get that crispy, deep-fried texture that makes restaurant chimichangas so irresistible
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 529 kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 lb ground venison any ground meat is great
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Ground sage
  • Coriander
  • Chili powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic minced
  • ½ onion diced
  • ¼ red pepper diced
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • Flour tortillas burrito size
  • Shredded cheese
  • Avocado oil or olive oil spray


  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees
  • Add a small amount of olive oil to your cast iron pan and heat to medium
  • Add ground elk meat and season with seasoning spices (or taco seasoning packet). Brown meat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add diced onion, minced garlic, and diced red pepper. Cook together for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add can of drained black beans
  • Cook filling together for another 2 minutes, making sure ground meat is cooked through
  • Assemble your tortilla with a small layer of cheese, topped with your cooked filling, and topped again with cheese
  • Fold tortilla so nothing will seep from the ends and roll tightly without breaking tortilla
  • Spray folded burritos with avocado oil spray.
  • Cook in preheated air fryer for 5 minutes
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 529kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 45gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 648mgPotassium: 721mgFiber: 7gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 620IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 351mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Elk, Pronghorn, Venison
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