Thursday, July 9, 2009

Healthy Chimichangas.



These are the "Gimme Chimis" from a book called 'Eat Drink & Be Vegan'. They are not really chimichangas because they are not deep fried. I kind of wish I deep fried them but I'm not that crazy. I followed directions to pan fry them in olive oil and they came out very pretty looking. These were okay. I am pretty sure they would have been better had I not deviated from the written recipe. I used black beans instead of pinto, tofu instead of tempeh, omitted the cinnamon and cloves and used a tomato and basil flavored tortilla. I changed way too many things. If you're curious as to what's in them: black beans, zucchini, green pepper, red pepper, onions, garlic, tofu, chipotle hot sauce, oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt. I will probably try them again following the recipe exactly. The book looks great though. There are a ton of recipes that I want to try.

7 comments:

Mary said...

Me gusto chimichangas mucho. Those look so good!

Minta said...

Ha ha, I was reading this, and "I used this instead of that, etc" That's sooo me! Love it.

Looks yummy.

LeAnne said...

Those look super, Kim!

veggievixen said...

woah, that's almost like an oxymoron. what a feat! thanks for sharing.

lilearthmuffin said...

mmm those look really good! I am sad to say that I have never had a chimichanga, but ive got some black beans in my pantry so maybe i should experiment soon!

Kiersten said...

I really like that recipe. I alter it a little too when I make it though. I usually leave out the tempeh and just use beans for the protein.

I've never had any bad luck with the recipes in ED&BV. It's a great cookbook.

aTxVegn said...

They do look pretty! I haven't tried this recipe yet but now I want to after seeing how well yours turned out.