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Refried Bean and Cheese Flautas
with chili green beans

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Canned refried beans, shredded cheese, and store-bought salsa help make this vegetarian meal come together quickly. Paleo: sub rotisserie chicken and coleslaw mix for beans and cheese.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Refried Bean and Cheese Flautas:
  • Cheese, Monterey Jack - 6 oz, shredded
  • Tortillas, taco-sized flour - 8
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Beans, refried (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Avocado - 1, sliced
  • Salsa, store-bought - 1/2 cup
Chili Green Beans:
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Green beans - 1 lb, pre-trimmed
  • Stock, any type - 1/4 cup (sub water)
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Cheese (if not pre-shredded) - Grate or thinly slice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Prepare flautas - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven preheating first.) Cover tortillas with a wet paper towel and microwave for 30 to 60 seconds, until the tortillas are softened and pliable. Mix oil with chili powder (portions for flautas). Spoon ~3 Tbsps / 45 g of refried beans on bottom-third of each tortilla. Top with ~1 Tbsp / 15 g of shredded cheese and roll up tightly. Brush with oil mixture and place seam side down onto a sheet pan. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.

  2. When oven is done preheating, bake flautas for 10 to 12 minutes.

  3. While flautas bake, heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil (portion for green beans) and then green beans and saute for 1 minute. Add stock and cover with a lid. Steam until tender, 4 to 5 minutes.

  4. Stir in chili powder (portion for green beans) and some salt. Continue cooking green beans until liquid has cooked off and green beans start browning in spots, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  5. Squeeze lime juice over green beans.

  6. Slice avocado and enjoy flautas with salsa and avocado on top and green beans on the side.

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7 reviews

We both thought there wasn't a lot of flavor in the flautas. They were definitely quick and easy, but next time I'll add more chili powder, maybe some other spices. Maybe I'll air fry them instead of baking. I didn't make the beans since I had some other veggies we needed to eat, but I'll try them next time.

By: Jennifer
Posted: May 18, 2022
Diet: Original
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Not quite as quick as we'd hoped, but still super fast on a weeknight when we weren't able to meal prep the weekend before. Beans had a little more kick than the kids liked, but not enough to keep them from eating everything.

By: Jennifer
Posted: May 11, 2022
Diet: Original
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Yasss! Something every family member ate! And was easy peasy. Added to favorites list.

By: stephanie
Posted: Apr 04, 2022
Diet: Original
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This was a huge hit. It definitely would be quick to put together the way it's written (we smashed and seasoned our beans and shredded our cheese and used homecooked tortillas) and ever easier to prep a jight or two ahead and just bake for dinner. The green beans were great too. It was a big hit with the kiddos. I definitely see us coming back to this one frequently.

By: Tessa
Posted: Mar 29, 2022
Diet: Original
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These were a great surprise - so convenient. I’ll have to try the other quick collection meals.

By: Andrea
Posted: Mar 23, 2022
Diet: Original
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Very quick and easy, tasty and fulfilling :)

By: Tiffany
Posted: Mar 22, 2022
Diet: Original
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