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Shredded Beef and Cheddar Baked Flautas

Shredded Beef and Cheddar Baked Flautas

We had our friends come over to celebrate my dear friend Kyle’s birthday. For her birthday dinner, she requested some shredded beef flautas with homemade salsa and fresh guacamole. This meal was simple to make and tasted amazing. The beef turned out tender, juicy, and so flavorful while the tortillas were perfectly crispy without being greasy. These flautas were a big hit with all of us, especially the birthday girl.

How to Make Shredded Beef and Cheddar Baked Flautas:


  • 1 1/2 lbs of chuck roast
  • 1 (7 oz) can of whole green chiles reserve the juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Coriander
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin powder
  • Oregano
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 4-5 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1-2 cups of beef broth
  • Flour tortillas
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded

Shredded Beef and Cheddar Baked Flautas

How to Make Shredded Beef and Cheddar Baked Flautas

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven.

Sprinkle each seasoning on both sides of the meat, to taste. Sear the meat in olive oil on all sides.

Spread the green chiles over the roast. Add beef broth, reserved green chile juice, and chopped garlic. Cover pan and place in oven. Check on roast every couple of hours to make sure there is plenty of liquid… if it’s low add more broth. You can also cook this dish on the stovetop or in a crockpot. Cook 3-4 hours until the beef shreds easily. Shred the meat and mix it into the remaining liquid. Taste and re-season if necessary. Set aside and let cool.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Place a bit of cheddar cheese in the center of the tortilla first then add some shredded beef on top of the cheese; roll. Place, seam side down, on a baking sheet that’s been coated with cooking spray. Finish rolling the rest of the flautas, then spray each of them with cooking spray.

Shredded Beef and Cheddar Baked FlautasPlace into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes then turn over and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.

Shredded Beef and Cheddar Baked Flautas


Serve the flautas with a side of guacamole, salsa, and sour cream for dipping. Enjoy.


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


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  1. I just learn something new. At first, I thought these were called taquitos. Now, I understand the difference.

    I am definitely going to try out this recipe!

  2. I love Mexican dishes right at the moment and these sound amazing. I have no idea how to pronounce them, but by god, I want them.

  3. I love flautas, but they're the kind of thing I'd be afraid to learn to make because usually they are so greasy- this baked version looks amazing!

  4. For starters why is it food bloggers make stuff you are not likely to cook! I love your blog because your conscious of the frugal mom's out there. Every thing you make is simple and not a wallet buster! Mexican night! Where is my sobrero?

  5. These look TO DIE FOR, Pam! I make something just like this in the crockpot, only I use salsa verde and chipotle in adobo sauce in the beef mixture! You are the queen of turning greasy fried Mexican favorites into healthy, family friendly dinners! I love it!

    Kim in MD

  6. I'm craving Mexican food this month and this recipe has my mouth watering. I go for anything I can top with sour cream and guacamole.

  7. Those look beautiful! I love that you baked them instead of fried them. These are definitely going to be on the must try list!

  8. and it's those crispy ends that are the best part. love this pam! you have mad skills w/ mexican. you need your own food truck or restaurant girl!

  9. I'm pleased to have been able to email this recipe to myself. It's so hard to keep track of the ones you want but then forget where to find them. I will be making this!

  10. I think I'm going to have to request these babies for my next birthday. Last year it was all about french food but this year…I'm going Mexican!

  11. These remind me of the enchiladas I did last night! They were sooo delicious, but I bet these are even better. Yet another delicious dinner idea. Thanks, Pam!

  12. Yay – these look awesome!

    I got the ingredients today to make your southwest cream of chicken soup – can't wait!

  13. I think I'm in love. I thought flautas were a sweet dessert, like apples rolled in a tortilla and fried. Now I need to go get some tortillas…..

  14. Wonderful! I think I'll make this for this week's football food buffet!
    Join us at Tailgating Time to add the recipe to our collection 🙂

  15. Oooh considering my love for Mexican food, I can't believe I've never tried making flautas before! Yours look absolutely delicious!


  16. Anonymous,

    You can definitely make these with corn tortillas… they are called taquitos. I have a few taquito recipes on my site if you want to check them out.

    I hope this helps.



  17. Yum! I'm not big on guacamole, but I'm sure tasting these with salsa and sour cream.

    What a great recipe for a party. Thanks for sharing.

  18. If you want to make these and freeze them (I live by myself but this would be AWESOME to make when I just crave Mexican) would you freeze them before or after you baked them?

    1. Tracie,

      I’ve never tried freezing them before. I would freeze them after I baked them. Please let me know how they turn out!