Baked Ground Beef Flautas are a delicious and healthier alternative to the traditional fried flautas. Packed with flavorful seasoned ground beef, these crispy delights are baked to perfection, making them a guilt-free indulgence for your taste buds. Whether you're looking for a savory appetizer, a crowd-pleasing snack, or a satisfying main dish, these Baked Ground Beef Flautas are sure to hit the spot.
1. Prepare the Savory Ground Beef Filling:
In a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef. Break it into small pieces with a spatula and cook until it's browned and no longer pink.
Season the beef with Oden's Kitchen All-Purpose and chili powder. Stir well to evenly coat the meat.
Drain any excess grease from the beef, leaving just a small amount for flavor.
Add the diced onion to the pan. Sauté for about 2-3 minutes until the onions become translucent. Season with Oden's Kitchen Basic Blend.
Add onion to beef and cook for another 2-3 minutes to allow all the flavor to meld with the beef. Remove the skillet from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
2. Preheat and Prepare the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 400°F (204°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease a pyrex dish.
3. Assemble the Flautas:
Warm the flour tortillas by wrapping them in a damp paper towel and microwaving for 20-30 seconds. This makes them more pliable for rolling.
Place a portion of the beef mixture (2-3 ounces) in the center of each tortilla and top with a sprinkle of shredded cheese and corn (optional). We used left over corn on the cob.
Roll up the tortilla tightly.
Lightly brush the flautas with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with cotija cheese.
4. Bake to Crispy Perfection:
Place the assembled flautas on the prepared baking sheet, seam side down.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the flautas are golden brown and crispy.
5. Serve and Enjoy:
Remove the Baked Ground Beef Flautas from the oven and let them cool slightly.
Serve them with your choice of dipping sauces, such as salsa, guacamole, or sour cream, for a delightful and healthier twist on this classic dish.
These Baked Ground Beef Flautas provide all the flavors and textures you love in a traditional flauta but with a slightly healthier preparation method. They are perfect for gatherings, weeknight dinners, or whenever you crave a satisfying, crispy treat. Enjoy this guilt-free recipe without the need for deep frying, and savor every bite of the ground beef filling wrapped in a crisp, baked tortilla shell. Your taste buds will thank you!
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes 12-16 Flautas
2 lbs 80/20 ground beef
1 diced white onion
1 cup corn
1-2 cups shredded cheese (Mexican blend)
2 tbsp Oden's Kitchen All-Purpose Rub
1 tbsp Oden's Kitchen Basic Blend
1 tsp chili powder
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
16 soft taco size flour tortillas
Cotija cheese crumbles to taste