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Friday, May 8, 2009

Food Storage Friday - Flautas

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We love Flautas in our home and we love this recipe~
Ingredients: oil, can chicken, black beans, tortillas, onion powder, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, chili powder. Preheat oven to 350 . Wrap tortillas tightly in foil. Heat in oven 10 minutes or until heated through.
While the tortilla are cooking, make the filling. In a large skillet put oil, & black beans.
Add chicken.
Add salsa.
Stir in all spices. Heat until all ingredients are hot and mixed well.

Spoon about 1/2 cup of filling mixture into a warm tortilla. Roll the tortilla tightly.
Secure tortilla closed with wooden toothpicks.
In a very large, deep skillet, heat 1 1/2 inches of cooking oil.
Fry flautas, two at a time, for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp and golden brown, turning once. Drain on a paper towel. Keep fried flautas warm in a 300 degree oven while frying remaining flautas.
To serve, remove toothpicks; halve flautas crosswise, and enjoy!!!

Flautas:
6 10-inch flour tortillas
1 teaspoon cooking oil
1 can or 2 cups chicken
1 can of black beans or approximately 1 1/2 -2 cups of beans
1/2 cup bottled salsa
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Cooking oil for frying

Preheat oven to 350. wrap tortillas tightly in foil. Heat for 10 minutes or until heated through.
In a large skillet cook oil, beans, chicken, and spices until heated. Spoon about a 1/2 cup of filling into each warm tortilla. Roll tortilla tightly and secure with wooden toothpicks.
In a very large, deep skillet, heat 1 1/2 inches of cooking oil. Fry flautas, two at a time, for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp and golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Keep fried flautas warm in a 300 oven while frying remaining flautas.
Remove toothpicks and serve...

If you prefer to bake them you can place on a baking sheet and brush with cooking oil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.

When rotating, we serve these with cheese, sour cream, salsa, and guacamole... for obvious reasons these things are not food storage friendly! Hope you enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publications Mexican

8 comments:

Nikki said...

How long can store bought flour tortillas store at room temperature? This recipe sounds very yummy, I can't wait to try it.

Sneaux said...

Nikki - I buy store-bought ones (because I'm lazy and haven't tried making my own yet). I never refrigerate them, yet they last for a good month or so. So I think you have a pretty good shelf-life on them if you keep them sealed up proper.

Sharron said...

Don't make your own, go to Costco!? Actually the tortillas are really easy to make and taste way wonderful. This recipe sounds really yummy, maybe I will make them for family get-together tomorrow!!

The Garden of Egan said...

Looks like a yummy recipe that we're going to be trying.

I really enjoy your blog!

Dede said...

Oh my, these look delicious. It's on the menu for next week now!

Kristine said...

Actually, salsa is very food-storage friendly! (which, I assume, is why you could use them in the recipe) Tortillas, to really be from food storage, should be home-made. Mine have never lasted a month like the previous poster mentioned.

Carolyn said...

This looks YUMMY!

Anonymous said...

i make my own when i think ahead a day. everything in them comes from food storage. water, oil flour, BP, salt and butter or shortning. they last only 3 days in the fridge so in emergencys only make what you will use right then.