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:
- 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
- Cotija cheese, finely grated
How to Make a Black Bean, Green Chile, and Caramelized Red Onion Chimichanga
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.
Serve with fresh guacamole, remaining green onions, cilantro, and cotija cheese if desired. Enjoy.
Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net