Shredded Beef and Cheddar Baked Flautas

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
  • Paprika
  • Coriander
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Oregano
  • 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.

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.

Dips:

Serve the flautas with a side of guacamole, salsa, and sour cream for dipping. Enjoy.

 

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43 Responses to “Shredded Beef and Cheddar Baked Flautas”

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    Kerstin — September 22, 2010 @ 4:20 am

    I can see why these were a huge hit – they look so tasty and completely addicting!

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    Victor — September 22, 2010 @ 4:46 am

    I just learn something new. At first, I thought these were called taquitos. Now, I understand the difference.

    I am definitely going to try out this recipe!

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    Mandy — September 22, 2010 @ 4:48 am

    I love Mexican dishes right at the moment and these sound amazing. I have no idea how to pronounce them, but by god, I want them.

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    yellowfish — September 22, 2010 @ 5:19 am

    I love flautas, but they're the kind of thing I'd be afraid to learn to make because usually they are so greasy- this baked version looks amazing!

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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — September 22, 2010 @ 5:33 am

    Delicous. Diane

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    Rayven L — September 22, 2010 @ 7:17 am

    For starters why is it food bloggers make stuff you are not likely to cook! I love your blog because your conscious of the frugal mom's out there. Every thing you make is simple and not a wallet buster! Mexican night! Where is my sobrero?

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    ♥peachkins♥ — September 22, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    Oh wow! These are good!

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    Anonymous — September 22, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    These look TO DIE FOR, Pam! I make something just like this in the crockpot, only I use salsa verde and chipotle in adobo sauce in the beef mixture! You are the queen of turning greasy fried Mexican favorites into healthy, family friendly dinners! I love it!

    Kim in MD

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    rosanna — September 22, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    delicious!!!!
    I'm so amazed at your cooking abilities!!!! you are posting a different recipe every day!!!!

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    Cathy — September 22, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    I'm craving Mexican food this month and this recipe has my mouth watering. I go for anything I can top with sour cream and guacamole.

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    Andrea the Kitchen Witch — September 22, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    I want these for my birthday too! They look amazing!

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    Jenn — September 22, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

    Those look beautiful! I love that you baked them instead of fried them. These are definitely going to be on the must try list!

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    vanillasugar — September 22, 2010 @ 1:45 pm

    and it's those crispy ends that are the best part. love this pam! you have mad skills w/ mexican. you need your own food truck or restaurant girl!

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    Lindsay Rudolph — September 22, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    Those look really yummy! They would be a hit with eaters of all ages. Thanks!

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    Mary — September 22, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

    I can see why these were a hit. They look delicious, Pam. I hope you are having a good day.

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    StephenC — September 22, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

    I'm pleased to have been able to email this recipe to myself. It's so hard to keep track of the ones you want but then forget where to find them. I will be making this!

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    Marjie — September 22, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    I've never heard of flautas, but I sure do like how fast they cook up!

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    Joanne — September 22, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

    I think I'm going to have to request these babies for my next birthday. Last year it was all about french food but this year…I'm going Mexican!

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    Cheryl — September 22, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

    Those sure look yummy, I have been baking my flautas since you showed me how!

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    Shanon — September 22, 2010 @ 5:39 pm

    these look and sound delicious! i am saving this recipe!

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    Amy (Sing For Your Supper) — September 22, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

    Yummy!! I love flautas! These look seriously amazing!

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    The Comfort of Cooking — September 22, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

    These remind me of the enchiladas I did last night! They were sooo delicious, but I bet these are even better. Yet another delicious dinner idea. Thanks, Pam!

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    Nithu — September 22, 2010 @ 7:09 pm

    These look so yummy and perfect. Love it.

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    ~Dana — September 22, 2010 @ 8:33 pm

    Flautas have been on the list of things I need to learn how to make for a long time. I am officially inspired!

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    PeggyR — September 22, 2010 @ 8:50 pm

    They look great!

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    fittingbackin — September 22, 2010 @ 9:03 pm

    Yay – these look awesome!

    I got the ingredients today to make your southwest cream of chicken soup – can't wait!

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    tamilyn — September 22, 2010 @ 10:24 pm

    I think I'm in love. I thought flautas were a sweet dessert, like apples rolled in a tortilla and fried. Now I need to go get some tortillas…..

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    Karen — September 22, 2010 @ 11:19 pm

    Those flautas look incredible! The shredded beef with the chiles sounds great.

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    The Blonde Duck — September 22, 2010 @ 11:54 pm

    Sniff, sniff. Why didn't you make these for me?

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    Melissa — September 23, 2010 @ 12:31 am

    Get in my belly!!! :)

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    Martha (MM) — September 23, 2010 @ 12:34 am

    Wonderful! I think I'll make this for this week's football food buffet!
    Join us at Tailgating Time to add the recipe to our collection :-)

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    Maria — September 23, 2010 @ 2:15 am

    I love that these are baked. Great Mexican meal!

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    Sushma Mallya — September 23, 2010 @ 2:39 am

    Oh that looks so yummy…

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    We Are Not Martha — September 23, 2010 @ 4:21 am

    Oooh considering my love for Mexican food, I can't believe I've never tried making flautas before! Yours look absolutely delicious!

    Sues

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    Anonymous — September 23, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

    Have you ever tried to make them using corn tortillas? Just curious if that would work or not.

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    Pam — September 23, 2010 @ 3:50 pm

    Anonymous,

    You can definitely make these with corn tortillas… they are called taquitos. I have a few taquito recipes on my site if you want to check them out.

    I hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Pam

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    Elle@KitchenGifts — September 23, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

    Yum! I'm not big on guacamole, but I'm sure tasting these with salsa and sour cream.

    What a great recipe for a party. Thanks for sharing.

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    Chris — September 26, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

    If ya got it, flautas it!

    Your flautas are always tasty looking, Pam.

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    Ingrid — September 27, 2010 @ 2:41 am

    I don't know why I haven't tried this before. I bet my kids would prefer it over eating it as a soft taco.
    ~ingrid

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    bonnie cottam — December 6, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

    These sound and look so yummy! I am going to make these this week.

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    Amanda — March 16, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    These were so delicious! Your recipes always turn out great! Thank you for sharing!

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    Tracie L. — November 4, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    If you want to make these and freeze them (I live by myself but this would be AWESOME to make when I just crave Mexican) would you freeze them before or after you baked them?

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    • Pam replied: — November 4th, 2013 @ 10:58 am

      Tracie,

      I’ve never tried freezing them before. I would freeze them after I baked them. Please let me know how they turn out!

      Cheers,
      Pam

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