We had our friends come over to celebrate my dear friend Kyle’s birthday. For her birthday dinner she requested some shredded beef flautas with homemade salsa and fresh guacamole. This meal was simple to make and tasted amazing. The beef turned out tender, juicy, and so flavorful while the tortillas were perfectly crispy without being greasy. These flautas were a big hit with all of us, especially the birthday girl.Shredded Beef and Cheddar Baked Flautas: Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
- 1 1/2 lbs of chuck roast
- 1 7 oz can of whole green chiles reserve the juice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Chili powder
- Garlic powder
- Cumin powder
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic
- 1-2 cups of beef broth
- Flour tortillas
- Cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven. Sprinkle each seasoning on both sides of the meat, to taste. Sear the meat in the olive oil on all sides. Spread the green chiles over the roast. Add beef broth, reserved green chile juice and chopped garlic. Cover pan and place in oven. Check on roast every couple of hours to make sure there is plenty of liquid… if it’s low add more broth. You can also cook this dish on the stove top or in a crock-pot. Cook 3-4 hours until the beef shreds easily. Shred the meat and mix into the remaining liquid. Taste and re season if necessary. Set aside and let cool.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place a bit of cheddar cheese in the center of the tortilla first then add some shredded beef on top of the cheese; 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.