Black Bean, Green Chile and Caramelized Red Onion Chimichanga

This recipe is a new favorite. It’s quick, easy, fairly healthy and so delicious. We had “make your own burrito night” recently – this is my creation. I love the creamy beans with the flavorful chiles and caramelized onion. It goes together nicely with the extra sharp cheddar, salsa verde, sour cream and guacamole. I am looking forward to making it for lunch this week.

Black Bean, Green Chile and Caramelized Red Onion Chimichanga:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1 flour tortilla
  • Sour cream
  • Extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • Black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Whole green chiles (I used canned)
  • Green onions, diced (divided)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (divided)
  • Salsa Verde
  • Guacamole
  • Cotija cheese, finely grated

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the red onions and sauté, stirring frequently, for 20 minutes or until caramelized. Season onions with sea salt to taste and set aside. Heat a grill pan over medium heat then coat with cooking spray. Layer the flour tortilla with sour cream, sharp cheese, black beans, caramelized onions, green chiles, a bit of salsa verde, green onions and cilantro (reserving a little of each for the garnish); fold in the sides of the tortilla then roll. Place in the grill pan or skillet, seam side down for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Flip over and grill the other side for an additional 4-5 minutes. Serve with fresh guacamole, remaining green onions, cilantro and cotija cheese if desired. Enjoy.


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