Refried beans Chimichangas recipe

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Delicious, easy to make, bean and cheese Chimichangas. Flour tortillas are filled with refried beans and cheese, rolled, fried until crispy and golden brown and served with lettuce, sour cream and salsa.
Preparation time: 5 minutes, Cooking time: 25 minutes, Serves: 4 


For the Chimichangas
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
4 cups refried beans
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups grated mild Cheddar cheese
1 (4 oz.) can green chilies, drained and finely chopped
8 (12-inch in diameter) flour tortillas

Vegetable oil (for frying the Chimichangas)

For garnishing
Shredded lettuce
Sour cream
Fresh salsa


Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy pan over medium heat. Add the beans and water and cook over medium heat until the beans are heated through. (add enough water to loosen up the refried beans but not too much; the beans should still be thick)

Add the cheese and cook, stirring frequently, until melted and mixed with the beans.

Add the green chilies and mix well. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Warm the tortillas in the microwave or oven until soft.

Take a tortilla and place 1/2 a cup of the bean and cheese mixture in the center. Fold the top and bottom edges in, roll over and tuck the ends in to secure. Set aside and repeat the process for the remaining tortillas. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and fry the Chimichangas until golden brown and crisp.

Drain on paper towels and serve on a bed of lettuce, garnished with sour cream and salsa.
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