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Flautas Recipe

Lil' Luna
Tortillas filled with meat and cheese and fried to perfection! Crispy, flavorful flautas are a delicious dinner for everyone!
5 from 33 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12 flautas
Calories 235 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • 3 cups shredded beef or shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • ½ cup salsa store-bought or homemade
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced chiles
  • garlic salt with parsley flakes to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 12 6-inch flour tortillas (or corn tortillas)
  • salt to taste

Toppings

  • shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, green salsa, guacamole, Cilantro Ranch dressing

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to the warm setting or about 200 degrees F.
  • Fill a large saucepan with about ¾ inch oil. Heat over medium heat to 375 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine chicken, cheese, salsa, diced chiles, garlic salt and pepper.
  • Working with 4 tortillas at a time, spread a heaping spoonful of chicken filling along the middle of each tortilla. Roll the tortillas tightly around the filling and secure each one with a toothpick.
  • Using tongs, hold each flauta in hot oil until firm, then release to continue cooking. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes, then remove to a paper towel–lined plate and immediately season with salt.
  • Transfer flautas to a foil-lined baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while assembling and cooking the remaining tortillas. Serve warm with toppings.

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Notes

Make Ahead: We do not suggest making any fried foods ahead of time, but you can make the filling in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
Baking Directions: Place the rolled flautas seam side down in a lightly greased 9-x-13-inch baking dish or on a metal baking sheet. Spray with olive oil cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1flautaCalories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 16gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 397mgPotassium: 270mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 121IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 118mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Beef Flautas, Flautas, Flautas Recipe
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