Toasted Flautas

Toasted Flautas

Toasted tortillas, Mexican cheese, black beans and ground beef make for a quick and tasty lunchtime snack.

When unexpected guests show up, we hate to send them away hungry. But with a few common ingredients, we can soon place a platter of tasty snacks on the table that satisfies everyone’s hunger. For the perfect meal, serve our toasted flautas with chunky guacamole, sour cream and fresh salsa.

PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package corn tortillas, 12
  • 6 ounces Monterey jack cheese, grated
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon safflower oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large skillet, brown beef until crumbled. Add taco seasoning and water, bring to boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 15 minutes, drain. Remove from heat.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Lay out tortillas on two baking sheets. Spread cheese on each one. Place in oven to melt, 1 – 2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, toss the beef, tomatoes, black beans, salt and lime juice together. Distribute mixture over cheese-melted tortillas and roll up. Place side by side on baking sheet. Brush oil over top of each roll. Bake for 8 minutes, until golden and crispy.

YIELDS: 12 flautas

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