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Black Bean Chimichangas

Black Bean Chimichangas

by sunshine on August 7, 2008

I love, love, LOVE, Mexican food!! This is a fairly easy recipe and tastes great. I love to serve queso along with this (of course, I could eat queso any day of the week! : )





Black Bean Chimichangas

Prep: 15 min., Bake: 18 min.

Ingredients

1 (8.8-oz.) pouch ready-to-serve Mexican-style rice and pasta mix
1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup chunky medium salsa (I use Pace)
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Mexican four-cheese blend
2 cups shredded chicken (optional)
10 (8-inch) soft taco-size flour tortillas
1/4 cup butter, melted
Toppings: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, olives

Preparation

1. Heat rice according to package directions.

2. Stir together rice, next 3 ingredients, and, if desired, chicken. Spread 1/2 cup rice mixture just below center of each tortilla. Fold bottom third up and over filling of each tortilla, just until covered. Fold left and right sides of tortillas over, and roll up. Place, seam sides down, on a lightly greased jelly-roll pan. Brush tops of tortillas with melted butter.

3. Bake at 400° for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with desired toppings.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Rice-A-Roni Express Mexican. To make ahead, prepare chimichangas as directed through Step 2; cover and chill 8 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes; bake as directed.

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