Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins
Believe it or not I'm a chimichanga virgin [so to speak], but after having my first chicken chimichanga at a wonderful Mexican restaurant in San Diego, I found the original of this vegetarian one [for my son & his wife] which I've managed to tweek a little!
FOR THE FILLING
- 1 (16 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed, drained
- 1 (4 ounce) can black olives, sliced, drained
- 1 (7 ounce) can green chilies (jalapeno or ortega)
- 1 cup Coleslaw (prepared mix with carrots)
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup salsa, chunky, mild
- 6 flour tortillas
FOR THE TOPPING
- 1 cup salsa, chunky, mild
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 green onions, sliced
- 1⁄4 cup almonds, sliced
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F, then lightly oil a 15" baking SHEET.
- FOR THE FILLING, in large bowl, combine beans, olives, green chilies, slaw mix, cheese & 1 cup salsa, & mix well.
- Wrap tortillas in cloth towel & microwave on HIGH 1 1/2 minutes.
- Divide filling evenly among the 6 tortillas, spooning it onto each tortilla in a narrow band just off center & with each end of the narrow band of filling ending about 1 1/2 inches from the edge of the tortilla.
- Roll tortilla over filling, then fold ends over, tucking them under the roll, if necessary securing each end with wooden picks.
- Spray each tortilla lightly with PAM, then place each tortilla seam side down on baking sheet.
- Bake up to 15 minutes until golden brown, then using a spatula, flip each chimichanga over.
- Cook other side 4-10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve topped with salsa, sour cream, green onions & almonds.
These were awesome!!! So much flavor and I was surprised how easy they were to put together. I made a couple of changes, I used black beans instead of pinto and left out the olives. DH put olives on as a topping, but I just can't eat them, lol. They baked up perfectly, nice and crispy. I topped mine with salsa, sour cream, the green onions and some cilantro. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!! Loved it!
VERY GOOD!!! I made these tonight for dinner and EVERYONE ate them up! I made as listed with a few exceptions....I used blackbeans instead of pinto, I added garlic, cumin, a little salt and pepper and left out the green chilis. It wasn't listed in the directions when to add them and I figured my 8 year old might think it was too spicy if I did. I used medium salsa. I will definitely be making these again!! I ended up with 10 chimichangas and enough filling for 2 more. Delicious! Thanks again!!
These were great tasting and easy to make! I didn't mind either the lack of spices or the amount of cheese. The cabbage and carrots were a healthful addition. I used medium salsa, mild green chiles, low-fat cheese and instead of sour cream I served it with yogurt. My BF doesn't like spicy stuff, so he was really pleased with these. He had two, and I froze the rest to take to lunch at work. Great recipe!