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bonnie’s air fryer chimichanga

Recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

This recipe is about as simple as it gets. Looking for a fast lunch? Make your own Chimichangas and Burritos at home with the Air Fryer. Done in just 7 minutes!

method Air Fryer

Ingredients For bonnie’s air fryer chimichanga

  • 1
    large flour tortilla
  • 4
    tablespoons or more canned pinto beans, drained (you can use homemade beans if you wish)
  • 2
    heaping tablespoons sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2
    tablespoons la victoria taco sauce to taste
  • 1
    tablespoon sour cream
  • I
    jalapeño ring
  • avocado, or anything you can't live without in a burrito. make it your own!

How To Make bonnie’s air fryer chimichanga

  • 1
    I use large organic tortillas. Place the tortilla between 2 paper towels and microwave about ten seconds to warm the tortilla and make it pliable. Place the drained pinto beans in a line across the center of the tortilla, leaving about an inch from the edge. Sprinkle with the cheese, and tuck in the ends, and roll it burrito style.
  • 2
    Place the burrito on a paper towel and brush about a teaspoon of oil on all sides of the burrito. You can also use spray. (I use my hands:) Place the burrito in the Air Fryer, seam down. Set the temperature at 400 and bake 5 to 7 minutes.
  • 3
    Garnish your chimichanga with La Victoria green taco sauce, sour cream and a jalapeno ring and anything else you might want. Enjoy!
  • My Baby
    DID YOU KNOW? So, if your burrito is deeply fried, then it's a chimichanga; if it's not deep-fried, then it's a burrito. That's the most fundamental difference between burrito and chimichanga. Burritos are generally rolled up in foil and eaten with the hands, whereas deep-fried chimichangas (or in the air fryer) are served on a plate. However, you eat them, they are darned good! Enjoy!