Food Blogger Renee Fuentes from Thai Caliente shares 2 easy recipes for tasty flautas.

INGREDIENTS

for salsa chicken flautas

• 2 cups shredded salsa chicken (store bought/homemade red or green salsa)

• 1 cup shredded cheese your preference

• 8 Flour tortillas fajita size

• Cooking spray or use oil with a pastry brush

for black bean sweet potato flautas

• 12 Small Flour Tortillas

• 1 cup refried black beans either homemade or canned

• 1 large sweet potato peeled and diced into even chunks. If the sweet potato is small, then use 2-3.

• Cooking oil spray or use oil and a pastry brush

for sweet potato seasoning

• 1 tablespoon of oil for the sweet potatoes

• 1 teaspoon of chili powder

• 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika

• 1/2 teaspoon of salt

• 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder

• 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

INSTRUCTIONS

for salsa chicken flautas

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Grease a large baking sheet with cooking oil or line with parchment paper.

Warm tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds until they are just warm and pliable.

Place 2 spoonful’s or enough chicken to cover tortilla end to end, and top with shredded cheese.

Place chicken and cheese just below the center in order to have more area to roll the flauta tightly.

Place seam side down on greased baking sheet.

After all, flautas are rolled, space them out and spray each one with cooking oil from top to bottom.

Bake for 10 min and turn them over.

If seam is coming apart, spray more oil and press it back together.

Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until crispy.

You can also broil for 2 minutes, but make sure they don't burn.

Serve warm with your favorite condiments, toppings, or sides.

for black bean sweet potato flautas

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Wash, peel, and dice sweet potato and place in a bowl.

Add oil and seasoning mixture, mix well to coat each piece in seasoning.

Bake for 10 minutes, turn them over, and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until potatoes have some crispness to them.

Warm tortillas in the microwave till they are soft and pliable, about 20-30 seconds.

Spread an even layer of black beans toward the bottom of the tortilla.

Then add sweet potatoes on top.

Roll tightly and place seam side down in a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking oil or parchment paper.

If the flauta feels too loose, try rolling it again to make it tighter.

Spray or brush each flauta with oil.

Bake for 10 min and turn them over.

If seam is coming apart, spray more oil and press it back together.

Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until crispy.

You can also broil for 2 minutes, but make sure they don't burn.

Serve warm with your favorite condiments, toppings, or sides.

 

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