Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chim, Chim, Chimichanga Baby!

Good afternoon my lovely bloggers! I hope you all are staying cool on this extremely hot day. This is one of those days that you should grab your sunscreen, a pina colada, and park your tookus pool side. It's also a great day to add a little Mexican flavor to your diet! That's right folks. We are making chimichangas tonight! So, grab your towl and your cooking utensils and let's make some grub!

Beef and Bean Chimichangas

You will need:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1.5 cups whole kernel corn
  • 2 cups taco sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 8 (12 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • shredded lettuce
  • 1 tomato, diced

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. 
  3. Drain the excess grease, and add the onion, bell pepper, and corn. 
  4. Cook for about 5 more minutes, or until vegetables are tender. 
  5. Stir in the taco sauce, and season with chili powder, garlic salt and cumin, stirring until blended. 
  6. Cook until heated through, then remove from heat, and set aside. 
  7. Open the can of beans, and spread a thin layer of beans onto each of the tortillas. 
  8. Spoon the beef mixture down the center, and then top with as much shredded cheese as you like. 
  9. Roll up the tortillas, and place them seam-side down onto a baking sheet. 
  10. Brush the tortillas with melted butter. 
  11. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. 
  12. Serve with lettuce and tomato.
  13. Enjoy!

I hope all of you are taking precautions against this horrible heat and sun. I'm not doctor, but I recommend SPF 100... haha. I'm just kidding, but seriously, be safe and avaoid prolonged amounts of time in the sun. Have a great evening and happy eating! I'll see you all tomorrow!