Saturday, 13 April 2013

Shredded Beef Flautas

Photo and recipe shared by The Hillbilly Gourmet

Shredded Beef Flautas

  • * ¾ lb roast beef, cooked well and shredded , (I buy a little bit larger pot roast and then shred the leftovers and put in freezer bag and freeze til I make these)
  • 2/3 C water
  • 1 large spanish onion/yellow onion diced small
  • * 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 pack soft flour tortillas (I use the 8” in a 13x9 pan)
  • can of refried beans
  • * shredded cheese (any variety you like, I use Mexican blend and get a block of Monterrey Jack to add a little extra to it, sometimes I even use pepper jack to add to it,......... you need 4 cups cheese total )
  • * melted butter
  • non-stick spray
  • three roma tomatoes petite diced for topping afterward
  • guacamole, sour cream or hot sauce for garnish its up to your personal preference

Preheat oven to 400

In a skillet heat beef, onion in tsp oil on low til onion starts to turn translucent, add water and taco seasoning and stir until well incorporated and reduce by at least half by simmering. I add some red pepper flake here too. And sometimes green/red peppers while simmering.

First, spread a healthy dose of refried beans onto your tortilla on one edge only. Then on the same edge, place about 2 tbs meat on the edge of a tortilla, add as much or as little cheese as you like on the meat, and wrap up like a cigar - keep filling tortillas until all meat or tortillas are gone (this will make at least 10 decent sized flautas)
Place fold side down on greased cookie sheet or in 13x9 baking dish-- the cookie sheet is easier for them to get crispy if thats what you really like, can spread them out a little

Brush tops w/ melted butter (or you can spray the tops with your non-stick spray if you don't feel like waiting on the butter)

Bake for 7 1/2 minutes

Turn all over

Bake for another 7 1/2 minutes

Remove from oven cover in shredded cheese and return until melted or golden brown and bubbly.

Serve with taco sauce, guacamole, salsa, sour cream or any other toppings you may like. I like a handful of diced fresh tomatoes and a sprinkling of chili oil for a little heat. (you can get hot chili oil in the chinese/thai section at the supermarket.

You can definitely play around with this one ... different types of meats, adding beans or rice... the choice is up to you and can make it to your tastes.

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