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Homemade Refried Bean and Cheese Flautas

Homemade Refried Bean and Cheese Flautas

My kids each had a friend sleepover on Friday night. While the boys opted for homemade French bread pizza, the girls requested homemade refried beans, chips, and spicy salsa for their dinner.  If you have time to make homemade refried beans, do it. They are a million times better than canned beans and they are very economical and simple to make! This batch of refried beans was the best I have made so far, and we all loved them, even my son who isn’t a huge fan of Mexican food. I made these bean and cheese flautas for lunch the following day. I ended up cooking them in a skillet until they were nice and crisp. Cooking them with a bit of oil in a skillet is so much healthier than deep frying flautas and much quicker than baking them. I served these bean and cheese flautas topped with sour cream, diced tomatoes, cilantro, and homemade salsa. It was a quick and easy lunch that tasted fantastic and was a great way to use up the leftover beans.

See below the recipe for the winner of my giveaway for a T-fal’s newest 12” Non-Stick Fry Pan, The OptiCook, a box of Hungry Jack Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix along with Hungry Jack Maple Syrup, and a few measuring cups.

Homemade Refried Bean and Cheese Flautas

How to Make Homemade Refried Bean and Cheese Flautas

Make the homemade refried beans. Side Note: They are best simmered all day long.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Spoon a small amount of refried beans down the center of each tortilla. Top with some shredded cheese. Roll tightly and place seam side down in the hot skillet; repeat with remaining tortillas, beans, and cheese. Side Note: Use a small amount of beans in each flauta or they will bake out and make a huge mess.

Homemade Refried Bean and Cheese Flautas

Once all of the flautas are in the pan, gently roll them with tongs until all sides of the flautas are coated with a bit of oil. Return the flautas to seam side down in the pan. Cook for a couple of minutes, until golden brown. Flip the flautas over and cook another couple of minutes until golden brown. Flip the flautas to the two other remaining sides, until they are golden brown. Remove from the skillet and place on a serving plate. Serve topped with sour cream, diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro, and salsa on the side. Enjoy!

Homemade Refried Bean and Cheese Flautas

 

 

Homemade Refried Bean and Cheese Flautas

 

Yield: 6 flautas 

Total Time: 10 minutes +/-

Ingredients:

1/2 cup homemade refried beans, click link up above for recipe
2 tsp vegetable oil
6 small flour tortillas
Extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Sour cream
Diced tomato, garnish
Fresh cilantro, chopped, garnish
Homemade salsa, click link up above for recipe

Directions:

Make the homemade refried beans. Side Note: They are best simmered all day long.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Spoon a small amount of refried beans down the center of each tortilla. Top with some shredded cheese. Roll tightly and place seam side down in the hot skillet; repeat with remaining tortillas, beans, and cheese. Side Note: Use a small amount of beans in each flauta or they will bake out and make a huge mess.

Once all of the flautas are in the pan, gently roll them with tongs until all sides of the flautas are coated with a bit of oil. Return the flautas to seam side down in the pan. Cook for a couple of minutes, until golden brown. Flip the flautas over and cook another couple of minutes until golden brown. Flip the flautas to the two other remaining sides, until they are golden brown. Remove from the skillet and place on a serving plate. Serve topped with sour cream, diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro, and salsa on the side. Enjoy!

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

GIVEAWAY WINNER:

The winner of the giveaway for a T-fal’s  newest 12” Non-Stick Fry Pan, The OptiCook, a box of Hungry Jack Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix along with Hungry Jack Maple Syrup, and a few measuring cups is comment number 19:

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Stephanie S. — February 10, 2016 

I’d make blueberry or banana pancakes, my favorites! Thank you & T-Fal for a chance to win this giveaway!

Congratulations Stephanie! Please respond to my e-mail with your mailing address so T-Fall and Hungry Jack can mail you your gift package. If I don’t hear from the winner within 48 hours, I will randomly choose another winner.

 

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9 Comments

  1. Refried beans are one of my favorite pantry staples because you can do so much with them! I’m ashamed to say, I’ve never made them myself….but that stops now!

  2. flautas are fun and tasty! i think it’s probably best to make refried beans at home because i’m still not sure what’s actually in those cans…

  3. This looks so scrumptious! Love how it turned out ♥

    summerdaisy.net

  4. Delicious and very comforting Pam.
    Loved this suggestion.
    Cheers,
    Lia

  5. I never made separate meals for anyone! Your children’s friends must just love coming to your house!

  6. Sounds yummy. Coincidentally I have beans in my crockpot right now. I haven’t had flautas in, like, forever.