My family absolutely loves taco night – but sometimes tacos get a little boring. Having the same thing every week when they want Mexican food gets a bit bland and going out to our favorite Mexican restaurant is something we normally save for special occasions. Eating out is not cheap after all. Lucky for me – and my family – I stumbled across this delicious black bean flautas recipes and it’s a major score.
This little appetizer only takes about half an hour to make, so it’s quick and easy. It also serves my family of four perfectly, with a few left over. I plan to make this the next time I need a great tasting potluck dish. With chili pepper, lime, avocado and loads of other tasty ingredients, it’s a wonderful addition to our otherwise boring taco night and my family loves when I serve appetizers before dinner. I sort of spoiled them on appetizers the first time I made them these delicious fried cheese sticks with buttermilk sauce.
If you’re looking for a great appetizer, this is definitely worth your 30 minutes. You could even make it a main dish if you want something somewhat light and really flavorful. Just serve it with rice and you’ve got yourself a wonderful meal. The only thing you need is dessert and
I highly recommend these amazing chocolate chip cookies. Who doesn’t love a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie?
The best thing about this recipe is the homemade salsa. If you’ve never made – or tried – homemade salsa then you’re missing out. It’s a really easy recipe and it’s just filled with fresh flavor. The salsa compliments that flautus perfectly. Serve with a bit of sour cream and that’s really all you need. These are easy to make, wonderful to taste, and are sure to help you beat those boring taco night blues.
Black Bean Flautas Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8-10 flautas
Serving size: 3-4 per person
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
½ red chili pepper, finely chopped
1 lime, juiced
14 oz (400 g) refried black beans
1 cup of sharp cheese, shredded
8-10 flour tortillas
Cilantro, hot sauce, and sour cream for serving
Vegetable oil for frying
1. Make fresh vegetable salsa by combining chopped red onion and peppers. Drizzle with lime juice, add a pinch of salt.
2. Spread heaping tablespoon of refried beans over warmed tortilla. Top with tablespoon of salsa and shredded cheese along one side.
3. Roll each tortilla tightly and secure with a toothpick.
4. Heat about 1 cm (1/4-ich) of the vegetable oil in a large heavy skillet. Place the flautas seam side down and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden and crispy.
5. Transfer onto paper towels and serve with fresh cilantro, avocado, hot sauce and sour cream.
Fresh ingredients like red bell pepper, onion, and lime give these flautus a wonderful flavor.
Chop and combine ingredients for fresh salsa.
Layer tortillas with beans, fresh salsa mixture, and shredded cheese.
Roll tortillas tightly and use a toothpick to secure them together.
Top with avocado, sour cream, taco sauce, and anything else that you like.
Wonderful flavor in every bite.
Serves 7 oz (200 g)
15 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1 bell pepper , finely chopped
- ½ red chili pepper , finely chopped
- 1 lime, juiced
- 14 oz (400 g) refried black beans
- 1 cup of sharp cheese , shredded
- 8-10 flour tortillas
- 1 avocado
- Cilantro , h hot sauce , and sour cream for serving
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Make fresh vegetable salsa by combining chopped red onion and peppers. Drizzle with lime juice, add a pinch of salt.
- Spread heaping tablespoon of refried beans over warmed tortilla. Top with tablespoon of salsa and shredded cheese along one side.
- Roll each tortilla tightly and secure with a toothpick.
- Heat about 1/3-inch (1 cm) of the vegetable oil in a large heavy skillet. Place the flautas seam side down and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden and crispy.
- Transfer onto paper towels and serve with fresh cilantro, avocado, hot sauce and sour cream.