We were all craving Mexican food so I grabbed some lean ground beef from the store and whipped up these tasty baked flautas. The refried beans made them creamy and the beef was really flavorful while the pepper jack gave them a nice kick. I also made a few using cheddar cheese for the kids but they ended up liking the pepper jack best! This was a quick and delicious meal that we all really liked.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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