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Baked Taquito Flautas with Simple Guacamole

Yummy chile-spiced pinto beans rolled into soft tortillas, baked until good and crispy, and served with the easiest 2-ingredient guacamole you’ll ever meet—you are going to fall in love with these vegetarian baked taquito flautas with simple guacamole.

Baked Taquito Flautas with Simple Guacamole

Taquitos flautas? Are you wondering why I gave this recipe two names that basically mean the same thing? Right, the distinction is subtle. And confusing, in that the differences dissolve depending on where you are in Mexico. Or Texas. Or California.

Generally, taquitos are skinny fried tacos made with corn tortillas. Flautas, on the other hand are usually filled and fried flour tortillas, long and slim, like musical flutes. Flautas–Spanish for flutes—love that image!
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Baked Taquito Flautas with Simple Guacamole plated

To make these easy taquito flautas, spread a couple tablespoons of filling on a softened tortilla. The filling for these is nutritious fiber-rich pinto beans mashed with chipotle pepper, onion, cilantro, and a bit of cheddar cheese. Fold the tortilla over and roll up like you would a rug. Spray the rolls with a healthy cooking spray, (affiliate link) and then bake until crunchy crisp. Baked, not fried–much better for us!

filling Baked Taquito Flautas with Simple Guacamole

While the filled rollups bake, mush avocado and purchased green salsa into guacamole. Two ingredients, three minutes. Easy-tasty.

Simple 2-ingredient guacamole for Baked Taquito Flautas with Simple Guacamole

As appetizers or for a light supper, serve your crispy baked taquito flautas with the simple guacamole and shredded lettuce. If you wish, add matchstick cuts of jicama too.

These healthy taquitos are plenty sturdy for travel. Just tuck them in a container and be ready to share. Serve with refreshing Ginger Beer Mexican Mules, with or without tequila.

Baked Taquito Flautas with Simple Guacamole recipe notes:

  • I started out naming them flautas, but then decided more people might know these skinny Mexican snacks as taquitos. The double-barreled name came when I accidentally picked up Mi Rancho’s organic artisan corn tortillas, thinking I was buying pure corn tortillas. Mi Rancho’s “artisan” corn tortillas are made with both corn and wheat and they are perfect for these taquito flautas!
  • If you can’t find tortillas made with both corn and wheat flour, roll your skinny taco burritos with either corn tortillas, or your favorite whole wheat flour tortilla. (If you use flour tortillas, double the filling recipe.)
  • The easiest way to soften your tortillas for rolling is spray them with cooking spray and pop in the oven for a minute, like for chard enchiladas. Alternatively, brush the tortillas lightly with avocado or olive oil.

rolled and ready to bake Baked Taquito Flautas with Simple Guacamole

Ingredient notes:

  • For baking spray, I’ve converted to avocado oil cooking spray instead of canola oil spray. There is no comparison in flavor and quality. Plus, I’ve been reading about canola oil and am steering away from it. Definitely avocado oil is a healthier oil. You can also use a quality olive oil spray.
  • I make these super easy with canned pinto beans, cooking spray, and purchased salsa verde. If you’re planning ahead (so rarely me), cook your beans and make salsa verde from scratch.


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This is not a sponsored post—I was not paid to tell you about Mi Rancho tortillas. I’ve been buying and cooking with these organic tortillas since the first time I tasted them.

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Nutrition information is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Depending on the brands you use and substitutions you made, and how much you actually eat, the numbers may vary. Numbers do not include the lettuce and optional jicama.

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