Thursday, December 8, 2011

Baked Beef and Black Bean Flautas

 I was introduced to Flautas at On The Border a couple of years ago and knew I wanted to make them here at home sometime. I googled the recipe and discovered what I suspected, they are very greasy. They are good that way but... anyway so I found out on this ladies blog (Thank You, Pam!!) that you can also bake them. Yay! They are crisp and yummy and much better for you! The ingredients vary according to your taste and preference. I used taco seasoned ground beef and black beans for these. I kept the veggies separate because that is how my family prefers them. Served with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole they are delicious and very filling and super easy and quick. What's not to like about that?!

1 lb. ground beef, fried, drained
chopped onion, fried with the ground beef
Taco Seasoning
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 can black beans, drained, rinsed, and chopped

Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
Sour Cream
Guacamole, optional
Stir fried onions and peppers
8 inch Whole Wheat Tortillas

Mix together beef, beans, and seasonings. Warm tortillas according to package directions and spoon approximately 2 Tablespoons down the middle. Top with shredded cheese.

Sprinkle with more of the seasonings if you prefer.

I did.  Roll tightly and lay seam side down on a non stick sprayed baking sheet.

Spray the tops with olive oil.

 Bake @375° for 10 minutes. Turn, then bake an additional 6-8 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. When I knew they were heated through the middle I turned the heat to 400° to brown them and they were crisp in a jiffy.

 All the crisp deliciousness, without all the fat of deep frying. Yummy!

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  1. This is the kind of food I usually crave. Love the stir fried peppers on top--great touch.

  2. Topping them with onions and peppers is a terrific idea - they look delicious. Thanks for the shout out and link back to my site.

  3. These look so yummy. And your presentation, well done! New follower :)

  4. These look so good! We're going to try them sometime!

  5. Honestly, this would be a perfect meal in our house :)
    Mary x