Rating: 4 stars 4.1
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  • 5 star values: 5
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These beef flautas are delicious! Serve with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
2 hrs 25 mins
2 hrs 40 mins


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add beef and saute, working in batches if needed, until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add tomatoes, water, onion, jalapenos, 1/2 cup cilantro, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and cook until meat is tender, about 2 hours.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.

  • Remove beef from the pot, shred with 2 forks, and toss with remaining cilantro, lime juice, and more salt and pepper.

  • Take each tortilla and place 2 tablespoons of the shredded beef and some Monterey Jack cheese into it. Roll tightly and place on the prepared cookie sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until flautas are golden and crisp, about 15 minutes, turning once halfway through. Remove from the oven and cut in half before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can make this with any meat. You can use beer in place of water.

Nutrition Facts

524 calories; protein 28.3g; carbohydrates 36.3g; fat 29.8g; cholesterol 85.4mg; sodium 490mg. Full Nutrition