Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
I learned how to make these from my mom who very rarely cooked. They are very cheap to make and I usually have the ingredients on hand so when the cupboard is bare I can usually whip these up. Make sure to serve these with plenty of guacamole and sour cream.
- Empty can of roast beef and broth in small saucepan and heat over medium high heat. Break up the chunks of meat until shredded and stir to incorporate the broth until heated through.
- Meanwhile wrap a stack of 12 tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- Heat about 1 inch oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Pull tortillas out one at a time making sure to keep the rest covered. Using a fork, place aproximately 2 teaspoons of beef in a horizontal line about 2 inches from the edge of the tortilla. Roll up the tortilla away from you and secure with a toothpick. (Similar to how you would use a safety pin). Make sure to roll the flautas fairly tightly to keep the contents inside and avoid splatters. Also, don't overload the flautas with meat, they don't get as crispy.
- As you complete rolling each flauta place it in the hot oil (should be about 365 degrees). Using tongs, turn occasionally until golden brown. Drain and then place on a plate lined with paper towels. Remove toothpick.
- As you are finishing rolling the first set of tortillas, heat the second set and roll and fry in the same manner.
- Place a few flautas on a plate and top with sour cream, guacamole, salsa and shredded cabbage. Now sit back and enjoy the smiles.
I have made these twice now. The second time, I made 3 different kinds. The ones with the beef like in this recipe, another batch with canned chicken that I made just like the beef ones, and other batch that were pepper jack cheese inside. YUMMY! Please note: do not skip the part about microwaving the tortillas before rolling/stuffing them. They will break! These are very very kid friendly!
i just made these for lunch, they turned out great and are easy easy easy to make. i added some chalula hot sauce, a dash of each garlic powder, minced onion, cumin and cayenne pepper to the meat mixture just to add some more flavor. i think i filled mine a little too much cuz it only made 13 for me. i wouldnt want to put less tho, it turned out perfect ther way i made them. also i am freezing them so we can reheat them when we want more (better than store bought frozen ones). thanks for an easy go to recipe!