Beef, Bean, and Pepper Jack Baked Flautas:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 lb of lean ground beef (I used 93/7)
- 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp onion powder
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- Flour tortillas
- Refried beans
- Pepper Jack, shredded
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef and break the meat into crumbles. Add the onion as well as the seasonings then cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the meat is cooked through and the onion is tender. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove the beef mixture from the stove and set aside to cool.
Wrap flour tortillas in wet paper towels and microwave them for 1 minute or until soft.
Place a bit of refried beans down the center of the tortilla followed by a sprinkling of pepper Jack cheese then top with some of the ground beef mixture; roll. Place, seam side down, on a baking sheet that's been coated with cooking spray. Finish rolling the rest of the flautas, then spray each of them with cooking spray.
Place into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes then turn over and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
Serve the flautas with a side of guacamole, sour cream, and/or salsa for dipping. Enjoy.
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