They are really easy to make. They are great to serve as a snack, appetizer, for lunch, or as a side dish. Make them with homemade refried beans to make them taste even better. So are you ready to learn how to make bean and cheese flautas? Let’s get started!
The Difference Between Flautas And Taquito
You may think that these look very similar to a taquito. Both flautas and taquitos are crispy tortilla dishes filled with cheese and something else.
However, flautas are bigger than taquitos.
Flats are usually made with flour tortillas while taquitos are made with corn tortillas.
You can serve flautas as:
- Main dish
Bean And Cheese Flautas Ingredients
To make these flautas you need a couple of ingredients. Put them on your grocery shopping list and have them ready when you start:
- Small Flour tortillas
- Refried beans
- Shredded cheese like mozzarella
- Olive oil
How To Make Bean And Cheese Flautas
You can either make homemade refried beans or use store-bought. Put the refried beans in a bowl so you can evenly divide.
Scoop 2-3 tablespoons of refried beans on top of the flour tortilla and use a knife or spoon to spread the to the edges.
Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of the refried beans. Roll the flautas up tied.
Heat the cast-iron skillet to medium and add olive. Add the flautas seam side down in the pan.
Turn the flautas every half minute until they are golden brown and warm. This takes about 7-10 minutes.
Watch closely as tortillas brown fast on the outside while the inside is not yet warm.
What To Serve With Flautas?
You can serve these flautas as a snack with some great salsa and dips like:
How To Store Bean And Cheese Flautas
You have several ways to store leftover flautas. Let the flautas cool completely before storing
- Refrigerator – if you plan on serving the flautas within two to three days you can store them in the fridge. Put the flautas in an airtight food container or wrap them in foil
- Freezer – want to store them longer you can keep them in the freezer. Put the flautas in a freezer-friendly resealable bag or food container and you can keep them up to 3 months
How To Reheat Beans And Cheese Burritos
These flautas are great to make in a big batch and store. If you have a big batch of leftover flautas you have several options to reheat:
- Cast-iron skillet – These flats are made in a cast-iron skillet and they can be reheated in a cast-iron skillet. If frozen let them thaw overnight. Preheat the cast-iron skillet to medium and let the flats warm through. Turn regularly so they will not get too dark
- Oven – you can also reheat flautas in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350℉ and wrap the flautas in aluminum foil. Heat them for 8-10 minutes or until warm
- Air Fryer – preheat the Air Fryer to 325℉ for 3 minutes. Wrap the flautas in aluminum foil and heat for 5-6 minutes or until warm
- Microwave – put the leftover flautas in a microwave-safe dish and cover with plastic wrap. Heat for 1 minute and check if the flautas are warm enough else extend
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Best bean and cheese flautas recipe. Serve as a snack, appetiser or main dish. Made with soft flour tortillas, beans and shredded cheese.
- 2 cups refried beans
- 6 flour tortillas
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Put refried beans in a bowl so you can evenly divide. Scoop 2-3 tablespoons of beans on top of the flour tortilla and use a knife or spoon to smoothen it to the edges
- Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of the refried beans. Roll the flautas up tied. Repeat for all tortillas
- Heat the cast-iron skillet to medium and add olive. Add the flautas seam side down in the pan
- Turn the flautas every half minute until they are golden brown and warm. This takes about 7-10 minutes
- Watch closely as tortillas brown really fast on the outside while the inside is not yet warm
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Calories: 347; Fat: 16g; Carbs: 39g; Protein: 13g;