Thursday, August 27, 2015

Chimichangas......Who Knew?

I've cooked a lot over the years.  I'm one of those people that sees a recipe and runs out to the store to get all the ingredients and cook it that night (or at least by the weekend).  I have never tried chimichangas...until this weekend.  With a family that loves Mexican food, why not?  Maybe I thought it was too hard?

Let me tell you something....these are not only easy, they are delicious! Don't let the crispy wrapper tortilla throw you off into thinking that this is hard (or fattening).  It's not.  You throw everything into a bowl, stir it up, drop a few spoonfuls into a soft tortilla, fold it up, brown in a pan and then bake at 375 for 15 minutes!  This came from Southern Living....

1 pound shredded deli-roasted chicken
1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (4-oz.) can mild chopped green chiles
1/4 cup salsa verde
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/3 cup canola oil

Toppings: guacamole, sour cream, chopped tomatoes

And don't stress over how you fold the tortilla.  I pulled a few pix off the net so you can see how easy this is.

Fold them up so they look like this below.
Then brown them like this.
Then bake these on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes on 375.  Serve this with a side salad, salsa and guacamole and you are good to go!

Let me know what you think.