Oh, you are in for a real treat: today is Mexican Independence Day! And for us foodies, that means another excuse for delicious MEXICAN FOOD! My absolute favorite cuisine of all time.
- 1 pound ground beef or turkey
- 1 small onion (diced)
- 2 small potatoes (diced)
- 8–10 flour tortillas (soft taco size)
- Seasoning or 1 packet taco seasoning (recipe below)
- Salt & pepper (to taste)
- Optional: salsa (guacamole, sour cream)
Seasoning (omit if using a premade taco seasoning packet)
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- If using seasonings, mix them together in a small bowl. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook meat with diced potato and onion. As you are cooking the meat mixture, break up the meat with your spatula or spoon so the pieces are small. When fully cooked and potatoes are very tender, turn off heat and drain off any fat in the skillet. Return skillet with meat to heat (low). Sprinkle with seasonings and 2 tablespoons water (or so) and stir to incorporate them into fully into the meat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to heat and stir meat until no liquid remains in skillet.
- Heat tortillas. Lay one tortilla on work surface. Spoon 1/4 – 1/3 cup of meat mixture in a line in the middle of your tortilla. Fold one side of the tortilla over the mixture and tightly roll up tortilla around the meat. Insert a toothpick at an angle into the flauta to secure the end closed. Place on prepared baking sheet, toothpick side up. Repeat with remaining tortillas/meat mixture. Spray tops of flautas on baking sheet lightly with cooking spray.
- Bake in the oven until browned and crispy, approximately about 15-20 minutes. Remove toothpicks and serve.
–If using a taco seasoning packet, you can skip the homemade seasoning.
–Feel free to adjust homemade seasoning; use more or less of items depending on your tastes.
–The number of flautas this meat mixture will make as it depends greatly on the size of your toritllas and how much you fill them. Using less meat mixture in a soft taco or fajita size tortilla will give you more, where if you use a larger tortilla you will get less.
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Mexican
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