Shredded Beef, Caramelized Onion, and Cotija Cheese Baked Flautas
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 1hour
1sweet yellow onionsliced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepperto taste
Shredded beefclick link above for the recipe
Small flour tortillas
Prepare the shredded beef. See the link for the recipe up above.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then place two wire cooling racks on top of the baking sheet. Side Note: Using the cooling racks helps prevent the flautas from getting soggy from the liquid in the beef while baking.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes, or until tender and caramelized. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Side Note: Add a little water if the onions get dry while cooking to prevent burning.
Heat the flour tortillas in the microwave for 20-30 seconds so they become pliable. Place a bit of caramelized onions in the center of the tortilla first then add some shredded beef (make sure to drain most of the juice from the beef) on top followed by a sprinkling of cotija cheese; roll. Place, seam side down, on the cooling racks on top of the baking sheet. Finish rolling the rest of the flautas, then spray each of them with cooking spray.
Place 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.
Serve the baked flautas immediately with guacamole, salsa, and/or sour cream, if desired. Enjoy. See links for the guacamole and salsa above.