After following the instructions, I found that my beans were completely hard and dry. I let them sit in the oven for another hour--still no change. So I'm sitting here, with the pot on the oven, waiting. As far as flavor goes, this doesn't really strike me as all that amazing. If anything, this recipe distracted me from a real 5 star dinner...so I'm going to try and stop that from happening to anyone else. I'm sorry to be such a harsh critic, but this wasn't even close to working. [in retrospect] Okay, it's later now, and it turned out okay (after 3 hours simmering on the stove). This recipe has some promise, but there are a few things you have to know: first, don't prepare the beans as written. Use the directions on the package, or some other method, before you cook them further with the pork and other ingredients. Second, one of the key ingredients is chili powder--since this provides a lot of the flavor, make sure you use something interesting (maybe a packet or two of taco/burrito seasoning, etc.). Otherwise, it's going to be pretty boring. Lastly, the recipe doesn't mention it, but add the cheese before you bake the chimichangas. I didn't add the picante sauce, because I didn't want them to be too soggy...this may have been a mistake, but you can add dip the chimichangas in picante sauce after they're made. Baking with egg white and water worked great. Hope this helps.
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After following the instructions, I found that my beans were completely hard and dry. I let...