Vegan Diet

Black Bean Flautas

Chicken Flautas with Salsa Cruda and Simple Guacamole


  • toothpicks


  • 15 ounce can black beans undrained
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese
  • 1 10 ounce package taco size flour tortillas (ten count)
  • cooking oil
  • optional dips: salsa sour cream, guacamole


  • Place undrained black beans, cumin, garlic, salt and black pepper in a saucepan and cook over moderate heat until thick; mash into a paste and set aside to cool.
  • Once cool, stir in the cotija cheese.
  • Warm tortillas in a microwave until pliable.
  • Place some filling on tortilla not too close to the edges and roll up, securing in an “x” with 2 toothpicks.
  • Fry in shallow hot oil until browned, removing toothpicks after the tortilla browns and holds its shape.
  • Serve hot with salsa or other dippers you like, such as guacamole or sour cream.

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