Baked (and Healthier) Flautas

I’m still on my health(ier) eating kick. But, I was craving some Mexican food – definitely not healthy or low cal. So, I had to figure out a way to make it not quite so bad for you, though I won’t say this is good for you.

I think I did all right.


9 flour tortillas
1 small yellow onion
1 lb ground turkey
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
3 cloves garlic, minced
Low fat sharp cheddar cheese (as much as you’d like, but I took it easy)
Spices to your taste: salt, pepper, paprika, chipotle mix seasoning, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano

Start by spraying a skillet with cooking spray. Brown the turkey in the skillet with the onion and garlic until the meat is cooked throughout.


Remove skillet from heat.

Take a flour tortilla and add the cheese to the middle. Top with some black beans, and finally, the turkey mixture. Roll the tortilla up and place it seam side down on a cookie sheet lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray.


Repeat, using all the tortillas.


Spray the top of the flautas with a good amount of cooking spray, so they will bake crispy.

Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes. Turn each flauta over, and cook for another 8 minutes.


Serve with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa.



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