Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Homemade Flautas

Feeling like Mexican ...
but wanting something besides the usual suspects {tacos, nachos, enchiladas}?

Well, here's a must-try, very authentic recipe!

Don't buy a box of frozen snacks.
Make them yourself!
They are easy, quick & delicious.

What are FLAUTAS?

Flautas are flour tortillas filled with shredded meat {beef or chicken} 
that are deep fried to a crisp golden brown. 
Another popular favorite: taquitos.
The only difference, a taquito is made with a corn tortilla instead of flour.

Here are the ingredients:
2 cans of roast beef in gravy, 16 small-medium flour tortillas, salt, salsa, shredded cheese, oil

Place 2 Tbsp. of beef & 1 tsp. salsa into tortilla.
Roll tightly & place seam side down.
Do not overfill!

Heat oil in large skillet & place flautas in, seam side down.
Fry over medium heat for approximately 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Place on paper towels to remove excess oil.
Sprinkle with salt while hot.

Top with shredded cheese & serve immediately while they are hot & crispy!


This is the quick-cooking recipe.  
If you have more time & want to make a larger batch of flautas, 
shred a beef roast that's been cooked in the crock pot.
Use this instead of the canned beef & gravy.

1 comment:

  1. Looks great!!! I think I may try this soon!! We love eating Mexican around here and I've needed a new recipe!! Sounds easy and looks great! I usually put a rump roast in a crock pot, make a fajita paste and rub it on and cook it all night, then shred the beef and make fajitas the next day! I might do this with gravy instead! This is an Awesome recipe you have here!!! :)