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Cheese and Black Bean Chimichangas

Cheese and Black Bean Chimichangas


A great dairy treat for special occasions.

  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, or shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese
  • 6 teaspoons Fresh Tomato Salsa
  • canola oil for frying/li>

Add salt to washed and drained black beans. Stir. In the lower third of each tortilla, place 1/4 cup black beans, a scant 1/4 cup cheese, and 1 teaspoon salsa. Fold the left and right side of the tortilla toward the middle and roll the tortilla the rest of the way up, away from yourself, until it takes the shape of a buritto.

Heat 1-2 inches of oil in frying pan over medium-high heat. Place chimichangas, seam side down, being careful not to crowd the pan with too many at one time. Fry chimichangas on both sides until they are a light golden brown. Watch them closely as they will cook quickly. You can also deep-fry them using more oil, which is the traditional cooking method.


Serve with nacho cheese dip, or melt cheese over them before serving. A great dairy treat for special occasions.


Sour cream, guacamole, diced red onions, chopped green onions, fresh tomato salsa, and finely chopped tomatoes.

Serves: 6 as an appetizer or 3 as a light meal

Shifrah Devorah Witt and Zipporah Malka Heller are mother daughter co-authors, working and cooking in Jerusalem, where they live. The Best of Mexican Kosher Cooking is their second ethnic cookbook. The Complete Asian Kosher Cookbook their first book spans Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian and Southeast Asian cooking.
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elana ridgefield park June 3, 2014

Hi Chava!
I like that idea for Shavuot! Will have to do that as well.
My son has even invented what he calls "American Style" where we replace the cheese with sliced hot dogs. sometime I sautee the sliced hot dogs first. Also a very good meal!!
Chag Sameach! Reply

Chava Melbourne, Australia June 2, 2014

making them again I tried these out last year for Shavuot and by popular request, they're on the menu again. YUM! Reply

elana ridgefield park December 5, 2013

a HUGE hanukkah hit for dinner!! I made these chimichangas on the 6th night of Hanukkah. What a HUGE hit! My husband and son loved them!! We are not strangers to Mexican style food; but I had never made chimichangas. I will make them from now on! Very easy to make and everyone loved them. My son wanted them the next night too!! thank you for the terrific idea!! I am always looking for different things to make for dinner and this fit the bill. thank you much!! Reply

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