ground beef and bean flauta

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Flautas are awesome. Don't you know?! Usually I make chicken flautas because it's a great way to use chicken leftovers.  However, I always buy ground beef in bulk, so I have a ton of beef on hand to use up! This is a great weeknight meal. When you're bored with tacos, try these instead! 


  • 18 corn tortillas
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 16 oz can refried beans
  • 7 oz hot tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • Heat oven to 425 
  • Mix seasonings
  • Use 2 tbsp per pound of meat
  • Cook your ground beef, add all seasonings and tomato sauce 
  • Add beans and mix well 
  • Prepare your tortillas by wetting 4 paper towels (keep them together) 
  • Squeeze out excess water, and put two on the bottom 
  • Place 3 tortillas on top, and fold over the other two damp paper towels to bring them on top 
  • The tortillas will be sandwiched between the damp paper towels 
  • Heat them for 30 seconds in microwave
  • Take the 3 out and place mixture and roll them up 
  • Place them seam side down on a baking sheet 
  • Repeat until filling is gone 
  • Spray the top of the flautas with cooking spray 
  • Cook until golden crisp (about 20-25 minutes)