Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Refried Beans & Cheese Chimichanga

Am gonna share three different tortilla based dishes this week, tortillas are the flatbreads made from either all purpose flour/wheat flour or else with corn.These soft breads are easy to make and they are almost rolled like Indian rotis. I love to make tortillas as at home as they go for simple ingredients. Flour, baking powder,salt and butter or shortening is quite enough to roll out homemade tortillas, this time i prepared mine at home from scratch, i have already posted how to make homemade flour tortillas here. We love Mexican foods very much after Thai and Moroccan. Whenever i feel like making Mexican dishes at home, everyone at home will definitely ask for quesadillas, if you check my space, you may notice that i have already tried couple of quesadillas.

Cheese & refried beans chimichanga

But this time i tried my hands to recreate the famous Deep fried Burritos aka chimichanga at home.This dish is quite famous in South Western US cuisine and in some Mexican states, actually this dish is prepared by filling a tortilla with many ingredients especially with Mexican rice and topped with cheese, chicken, beans etc. Not to forget that chimichanga are usually deepfried, but many healthy versions do exists, you can either shallow fry, pan fry, bake it or deep fry them according to your wish. I prepared these gorgeous looking chimichanga with healthy refried beans and cheese and topped them with a simple tomato sauce and cheese. This dish makes an excellent filling meal.These chimichangas are going to be a part of this week's blogging marathon and the theme of this week is Tortilla based dishes.

Refried beans Chimichanga, Cheesy beans chimichanga

2cups Refried Beans
5-6 Flour Tortillas
Grated cheese (as per need)

Mexican Tomato sauce:
1 small can Peeled tomatoes
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Garlic cloves (minced)
Few Jalapeno peppers

Heat enough oil in a pan,put the chopped onions into the pan and sauté them until they are transparent, Add the jalapeno pepper and continue to cook for 5 minutes.

Add the minced garlic and sauté for a minute.

Pour the canned tomatoes into the pan and mix well. Continue to cook for about 10-15 minutes until the tomatoes gets cooked.


Drop enough refried beans over a tortillas, top it with cheese, and roll the tortillas as like spring rolls.

Heat oil for pan frying, once the oil is heat, fry the rolled tortillas until they turns crispy.

Remove and drain the excess of oil.

Serve immediately, topped with Mexican tomato sauce and cheese.

Enjoy for a lunch served along with guacamole.

Refried Beans & Cheese Chimichanga

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 53


  1. Interesting recipe priya sounds tempting to try nice😊

  2. Wow i am drooling early morning ! Such a tempting dish.

  3. Looks absolutely delicious....a musttry

  4. Looks super delicious Priya...I love Mexican cuisine..

  5. Tortilla looks great.. Haven't tried any tortilla dish till now at home. Would like to try soon.

  6. Love that filling very tempting dish..

  7. yummy cheesy chimichangas...looks lovely..will surely try..

  8. That is one cheesy and yummy chimichanga.

  9. This is a very popular dish in the southwest. Nicely done.

  10. I love enchiladas and yours looks delicious.

  11. never had these.. but looks good :)

  12. It is so hard to get vegetarian version of the chimichangas here and hence making at home is the only option for me. This looks so tempting and I love the refried beans and cheese filling.

  13. looks so good. I can have and dig into this anytime!

  14. Cheesy and nutritious. I would go for the baked version.

  15. Love that cheesy and tasty chimchinga.


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