Black Bean and Cheese Chimichanga

Course: MainsCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Medium
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  • Pack of soft tortilla wraps allowing 3 per person

  • 1 onion

  • 3 cloves of garlic crushed

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 3 tsp cumin

  • 2 tsp oregano

  • Half a red pepper, diced

  • 1-2 cups of chopped vegetables of your choice like cauliflower, mushrooms, capsicum

  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste

  • Can of black beans or refried beans or pinto beans

  • Oil to fry

  • ¾ cup of grated Angel Food cheddar

  • Serve with salad, guacamole and hot sauce


  • Fry the onion, pepper and garlic until the onion is clear, stirring all the time.
  • Add the cumin, oregano and the other vegies and cook on high for 5 minutes stirring and adding a tiny bit of water if it’s sticking.
  • Add the tomato paste and can of beans , simmer and reduce for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat and construct the burritos by holding them in your hand. Place a spoonful of the mix and some grated cheese in the middle and fold it like a small package to keep all the ingredients inside.
  • Place them upside down on an oven try (to hold the seals tight ) and bake for 10-15 minutes or until they are golden brown on top.
  • You can add vegan cheese to the outside of the packages for the last 5 mins too if you like. The packages can also be shallow fried instead of baked.
  • Serve with salad, guacamole, salsa and hot sauces!
  • You can experiment with the recipe and stuff your tortilla with ingredients you like!

Recipe Video


  • Chimichanga is a deep-fried burrito that is popular in Tex-Mex, Southwestern U.S. cuisine. The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with a wide range of ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese and beans, and folding it into a rectangular package.
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