Monday, November 3, 2008

Beef Chimichitos with Brown Rice

Hello! I hope everyone is having a good start to their week.
Tonight's dinner is something that's easy, hearty and yummy!! It's a cross between a chimichanga and a burrito. Anyone who has seen JUST COOK THIS on Discovery Health Channel will have seen Sam the cooking guy make this. The original idea is his. I tweaked it a bit with stuff I happened to have on hand. It was really yummy. I also paired it with some brown rice I cooked in beef stock. I am currently stuffed so I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!

Beef Chimichito's

1 pound hamburger, browned and drained
1 onion, diced
1 can refried beans (I found
1 -4 oz can green chiles, drained
1/2 C enchilada sauce
flour tortillas
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine hamburger, onion, enchilada sauce, green chiles, and refried beans and cook until heated through.

Heat tortillas in microwave for about 30 seconds until pliable.

Spoon some of the mixture onto the tortilla and fold like a burrito. Place on a greased baking sheet and lightly rub with veg. oil. This will give it a crispy texture in the oven.

Bake until golden brown about 15-20 minutes.

Top with extra sauce, sour cream, and cilantro.

Since I'm not a huge fan of sour cream I used Ranch dressing on mine. I also just happened to have a zucchini in the fridge so I sauteed that up as well. Also if you have any limes, squeeze lime over the chimichitos right as they come out of the oven. Gives them that little something extra.

This really was as good as it looks!!

HAPPY EATING!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

That looks good! I love chimichangas, but don't care for all the extra calories from frying them. This sounds like a great way to get the flavor and texture without all the oil. Yum!

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