Shredded Beef, Caramelized Onion, and Cotija Cheese Baked Flautas

We had friends over for dinner and I made my Shredded Beef Soft Tacos because my friend Kyle loves my shredded beef. We had leftover meat so the following day I made these baked flautas for lunch and they turned out delicious! You just can’t go wrong with shredded beef and caramelized onions! This was a great way to use up the leftover meat and a very tasty lunch that we all enjoyed.

Prepare the shredded beef. Click this link for the recipe.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then place two wire cooling racks on top of the baking sheet. Side Note: Using the cooling racks help prevent the flautas from getting soggy from the liquid in the beef while baking.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes, or until tender and caramelized. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Side Note: Add a little water if the onions get dry while cooking to prevent burning.

Heat the flour tortillas in the microwave for 20-30 seconds so they become pliable. Place a bit of caramelized onions in the center of the tortilla first then add some shredded beef (make sure to drain most of the juice from the beef) on top followed by a sprinkling of cotija cheese; roll. Place, seam side down, on the cooling racks on top of the baking sheet. 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 baked flautas immediately with guacamole, salsa, and/or sour cream, if desired. Enjoy.

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Shredded Beef, Caramelized Onion, and Cotija Cheese Baked Flautas

Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
1 sweet yellow onion, sliced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Shredded beef (click link above for the recipe)
Cotija cheese
Small flour tortillas

Directions:

Prepare the shredded beef. See the link for the recipe up above.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then place two wire cooling racks on top of the baking sheet. Side Note: Using the cooling racks help prevent the flautas from getting soggy from the liquid in the beef while baking.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes, or until tender and caramelized. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Side Note: Add a little water if the onions get dry while cooking to prevent burning.

Heat the flour tortillas in the microwave for 20-30 seconds so they become pliable. Place a bit of caramelized onions in the center of the tortilla first then add some shredded beef (make sure to drain most of the juice from the beef) on top followed by a sprinkling of cotija cheese; roll. Place, seam side down, on the cooling racks on top of the baking sheet. 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 baked flautas immediately with guacamole, salsa, and/or sour cream, if desired. Enjoy. See links for the guacamole and salsa above.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

 

 

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17 Responses to “Shredded Beef, Caramelized Onion, and Cotija Cheese Baked Flautas”

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    Peggy Recker — March 10, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    Oh these sound good. I really should cook some stuff…lol…

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    Elysia — March 10, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

    OMG my jaw drop! This looks so delicious!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 11, 2013 @ 12:58 am

    What a perfect way to use up leftovers!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — March 11, 2013 @ 6:24 am

    I love flautas. Your baked version sounds delicious!

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    Pepi — March 11, 2013 @ 8:23 am

    i love leftover recipes!!!! bravo!!!

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    Sues — March 11, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    These look SOOO good! And like one of my ideal Friday night meals :)

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    Natalie — March 11, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    These look really tasty and a quick and easy weeknight meal. Good job!

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    Joanne — March 11, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    SUCH a fun way to use up leftovers! I always love your flautas.

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — March 11, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    That looks delicious and a great way to use up leftovers. Lovely post, Pam.

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    grace — March 11, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    the cooling racks are a great idea! perfect filling for these, pam. :)

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    Words Of Deliciousness — March 11, 2013 @ 7:50 pm

    Great way to use left over meat.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — March 12, 2013 @ 5:29 am

    This looks so tasty and a great way to use up leftovers.

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    Jenn — March 12, 2013 @ 5:59 am

    Can I have 6 please?? :) Great use of leftovers…. I’m drooling over here!!!

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    Jovina Coughlin — March 12, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    I like that they are baked and not fried.

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    vanillasugarblog — March 13, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    oh pam your mexican dishes, still, to this day, have me drooling.
    (yes that’s a compliment) lol

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    Chris — March 17, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    Dayum! Those look WONDERFUL, Pam. I’d play those flautas like Ron Burgandy playing jazz flute in Anchorman!

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    Plitvice — March 19, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    What can I write. It is simple amazing :) It tasted great today.

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