Over the weekend I decided to have a Mexican themed dinner with my son and his girlfriend. Yes we had the normal beans, rice and shredded beef tacos ( street style) but for me I added a vegetarian flair and what more interesting and easy but a flauta.
Incase you don’t know what a flauta is, it is a small flour tortilla filled with savory goodness then deep-fried. Almost like a taquito but with a flour tortilla and one end slightly smaller so as to resemble a flute.
I decided to stay with a healthy alternative to deep-frying so I baked mine. Depending on how many people you are cooking for adjust the following amounts accordingly. The following makes 10.
1 can of Black Beans
4 cloves of Garlic diced
1 medium Green Chili diced
1 medium Tomatillo
4 Green Onions
2 small Avocados
1 small Lime
The following seasoning to taste: Cumin, Red Pepper, Black Pepper and Salt
Grated Cheese about 1 cup any you like will do
10 small Flour Tortillas
In frying pan add olive oil, onions, garlic, chili pepper the sauté until fragrant add remaining ingredients, ( except for avocado) make sure you add the lime last by using the lime cut in half and squeezing it over the pan. cook for a few minutes longer.
With your ingredients cooking, mash the avocado, using the other half of your lime squeeze over avocado season with salt and pepper to taste.
Take warm tortilla spread smashed avocado on the tortilla add cheese the bean mixture.
Place onto oiled baking sheet (I lined my with foil)
Using olive oil brush oil on to the tops and side of flautas, Bake at 425 for about 12 minutes, I turned them after 8. Cook until light brown. Remove them from baking sheet and serve with salsa or guacamole then enjoy!