Friday, May 13, 2011

Southwestern Style Chimichangas


Inspired by my other oven baked chimichanga recipe I have on this site I decided to play around with some different flavors. I love chimichangas, really I love flour tortillas. I can actually eat the tortillas without anything on them, that is if I am using the uncooked kind that you cook yourself. If you have never tried these I highly recommend them. The flavor and freshness add so much to anything that calls for them. Well these are a fun different, but still easy way to use my yummy flour tortillas and get a few other semi healthy things in with it. What is even more awesome than there yumminess is the fact that I can make a whole bunch at a time and freeze the extra ones and cook them up later. I really love anything I can freeze and use on days when I don't feel like cooking.

Southwestern Style Chimichangas

1 lb shredded chicken
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can corn
1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Ranch dressing (optional)
10 uncooked tortillas


Combine barbecue sauce and chicken. Take one tortilla shell. Place a tablespoon of ranch on it. Top with chicken, black beans, corn and shredded cheese. Roll up tucking the corners in as you roll. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 375 for about 20 minutes or until the tortilla is golden brown. Top with cheese if desired.

13 comments:

  1. I would love to have a batch of these in the freezer!

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  2. Love it.....great idea....I made something that will be nice appetizer before your lovely chimichangas:)
    http://mywanderingspoon.wordpress.com/2011/05/13/homemade-mint-hummus-with-mint-sea-salt-tortilla-chips/

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  3. I just made a big crockpot of salsa chicken. Just might have to make these for dinner with the leftovers.
    BTW: will you add me to your other blog? susan4kenny@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  4. Great chimichangas :) They look fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Yum! I love this recipe. They look delish! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Damn they look good.. For sure am going to try this recipe, thanks...

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  7. I love the name Chimichangas - it sounds like a festival in itself! Love flour tortillas and would happily sit down to this meal. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. The first time I ever heard about a chimichanga was in the movie "Meet the Fockers". To this day, whenever I see the name, I hear Dustin Hoffman and his answering machine message from the movie in my head :-)

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  9. I've never tried to make my own chimichangas but love them! I am so happy you made an oven baked version so I can try a healthier one when I get the chance to make some of my own :D

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  10. These chimichangas look amazing! I've never made my own before, but def need to try now!

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  11. Barbecue sauce and ranch, together? YUM! Those chimichangas sound ammmmazing!

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  12. A nice protein rich meal with tasty flavours. I too love anything that freezes well - it creates flexibility on harried days. Thanks Angie.

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