Bean and Cheese Flautas

12 Flautas
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Simple Bean and Cheese Flautas: These Tex-Mex "flutes" are filled with pepper jack cheese and a quick black bean and corn mash. A plate of them makes for great appetizers or stack up a few and make a quick meal out of them! |
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This simple Tex-Mex recipe is easy to whip up even on a weeknight. Great as an appetizer or a meal served with toppings!


1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 red onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 (15-oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup sweet corn
6 oz. pepper jack cheese
Super soft small or medium flour tortillas
Salt and pepper

For serving:

Sour cream


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add diced onion and cook for a few minutes to soften.

2) Add diced jalapeno, cumin, chili powder, black beans (drained and rinsed) and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for a few minutes to warm through.

3) Add corn along with 1/2 cup of water and lightly mash mixture in the skillet. Some texture is good.

4) Working with one soft flour tortilla at a time (microwave it for 5 seconds if it isn’t very flexible), add about 2 tablespoons of bean filling and a small pinch of grated cheese. Roll the tortilla tightly into a “flute” shape. Place the tortilla seam-side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You can secure the tortilla with a toothpick, but you probably don’t need to.

5) Repeat until you use all the filling. You should get 12 good sized flautas. Bake the flautas at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes until cheese is bubbling and tortillas are lightly browned.

Let flautas cool briefly and serve with sour cream, salsa, avocado, and cilantro.