Chimichanga - Oven Baked Mexican Cuisine Recipe Video

Style:Mexican An easy chimichanga recipe. Usually deep fried, chimichangas can also be oven-fried This is an awesome recipe, if you like Mexican food! This recipe is for a veggie chimichanga, but it can be made with meat as well.

Summary

Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Servings4Cuisine
CourseTaste
MethodMain Ingredient

Ingredients

For the potato filling
 Cooked potatoes1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Green onions1⁄2 Teaspoon, chopped finely
 Red bell peppers1⁄4 Teaspoon, chopped finely
 Yellow bell peppers1⁄4 Teaspoon, chopped finely
 Green bell peppers1⁄4 Teaspoon, chopped finely
 Onions1⁄4 Teaspoon, chopped finely
 Tomatoes1⁄4 Teaspoon, chopped finely
For the black bean filling
 Black beans1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Corn2 Tablespoon
 Green onions1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Oregano1 Pinch
 Cumin powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Garlic powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Paprika1 Teaspoon
 Bell peppers1 Teaspoon, chopped finely (Red, yellow and green bell peppers used)
 Salt To Taste
For assembling tortilla chips
 Corn tortilla chips2 Medium
 Salsa1 Teaspoon
 Guacamole1 Teaspoon
 Sour cream1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Shredded cheese2 Pinch
For assembling the chimichangas
 Tortillas4 Medium
 Refried beans2 Tablespoon
 Mexican rice2 Tablespoon
 Shredded cheese1 Tablespoon
 Lettuce1⁄2 Bunch (50 gm)
 Enchilada sauce2 Tablespoon (Optional)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 248 Calories from Fat 52

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g8.5%

Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 4.2 mg

Sodium 493.2 mg20.5%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.4%

Dietary Fiber 7.6 g30.5%

Sugars 2.5 g

Protein 10 g20.9%

Vitamin A 41.1% Vitamin C 13.9%

Calcium 11.1% Iron 19.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Things You Will Need

1. Baking sheet
2. Butter spray

Directions

MAKING
To prepare the potato filling:
1. In a bowl of cooked potatoes (cooked with salt, pepper and cumin powder), add some finely chopped green onions, red, yellow, green bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. Mix well.
To prepare the black bean filling:
2. Take a bowl, add the black beans, corn, green onion, oregano, cumin powder, garlic powder, paprika, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and salt to taste. Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
For the assembling of the chimichanga:
3. Take each tortilla, spread refried beans, Mexican rice and then top it with any of the filling prepared earlier; either the potato filling or the black beans filling.
4. Sprinkle some cheese and chopped bell peppers and onions and fold the tortillas and seal it with tooth picks.
5. The chimichangas can be either baked or fried.
6. To bake the chimichangas, spray them with butter spray and line them on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350 F. Flip sides after 8 to 10 minutes when one side is golden brown.

FINALIZING
7. The baked chimichangas can be arranged over a layer of lettuce leaves, topped with shredded cheese and olives. Some enchilada sauce can be poured over the top if desired.

SERVING
8. Serve the chimichangas with sour cream, guacamole and salsa.

TIP
you can also use the prepared fillings on tortilla chips and serve them with salsa and guacamole.

Editors Review

To all those people who love Mexican cuisine should surely try this out. You can use any type of filling for the chimichang. Chef Bhavna uses black beans and potato filling. Do watch the video, before trying it at home.
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