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Flauta is the Spanish word for "flute" -- exactly what one of these crispy, stuffed, and fried tortillas resembles. Use them to scoop up gobs of guacamole and sour cream. Try the make-ahead directions for dinner in a flash.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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heat:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wrap tortillas tightly in foil. Heat in oven about 10 minutes or until heated through.

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  • Meanwhile, for filling, in a large saucepan, cook onion and garlic in the 1 teaspoon hot oil until tender. Stir in chicken, black beans, 1/2 cup bottled salsa, the cheese, and 2 tablespoons cilantro.

  • For each flauta, spoon about 1/2 cup filling across each warm tortilla about 1-1/2 inches from one edge. Roll up tortillas as tightly as possible. Secure with wooden toothpicks.

  • In a very large, deep skillet, heat 1-1/2 inches of cooking oil to 365 degrees F. 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 degrees F oven while frying remaining flautas.

  • To serve, remove toothpicks. Halve flautas crosswise. If desired, serve with guacamole, salsa, sour cream, and cilantro.

Baked Flautas:

Prepare filling and shape flautas as directed. Place flautas on a large baking sheet and brush with 1 tablespoon cooking oil. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and heated through. Serve as directed.

Tips

Prepare filling and shape flautas as directed. Cover; chill for up to 24 hours. Fry or bake as directed. Makes 6 flautas.

Nutrition Facts

539 calories; fat 33g; cholesterol 45mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 39g; insoluble fiber 2g; protein 22g; sodium 478mg.
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