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Crunchy Beef Flautas with Cheese

Total Time 25 minutes

Serves 6 (2 flautas each)


  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 cups cooked, shredded beef roast, such as Chuck
  • 1 can Red Gold Tomatoes & Green Chilies
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese or Cheddar/Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • garlic salt
  • pepper
  • 12 flour tortillas 5-6 inch rounds
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce for serving
  • Various Toppings


  1. Pour oil into a large pan/pot. Cover the bottom with 2 inches of oil. Heat oil in a until it reaches 375°F. Use a deep fry thermometer to test.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the shredded beef, tomatoes & green chilies, cheese, garlic salt and pepper.
  3. Working with 4 tortillas at a time, spread a heaping spoonful along the middle of each tortilla. Roll tortilla tightly around the filling and secure with a toothpick.
  4. Using tongs, hold each flauta in hot oil until firm, then release to continue cooking. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes, then remove to a paper towel-lined plate and immediately season with salt
  5. Keep flautas warm in the oven on a baking tray while assembling and cooking the fautas. Serve with your favorite toppings and sides.


  • Avocado or Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Avocado Cream Sauce
  • Salsa Verde
  • Sour cream
  • Chopped tomatoes

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