Cheese & Black Bean Chimichangas

Cheese and Black Bean Chimichangas


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

3 Tbsp tomato paste

Can of black beans or refried beans, or pinto beans

Oil to fry

¾ cup of grated Angel Food cheddar or other

Serve with salad, guacamole and hot sauce


Fry the onion, pepper, 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 its sticking. Add the tomato paste and the can of beans and simmer and reduce for 5-10 stirring occasionally.

Remove from 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 an oven try (to hold the seals tight ) and bake for 10-15 minute or until they are golden brown on top. You can add 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 a lot with the recipe and stuff your tortilla with ingredients you like



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, beans and folding it into a rectangular package.


Source: Vegan society