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Spicy Black Bean Flautas

Ideas for this recipe come from Peas and Crayons. I had to try them, as I love anything with black beans and corn. Even though I ended up making them quite spicy (posted recipe is calmed down) we loved them! Flautas is the given name for these tightly wrapped and filled flour tortillas. If you wrap them as corn tortillas they would be called taquitos.  Traditionally they would be deep fried, but these are baked. Tell me you didn't learn something new. 


  • 10 - 12 small flour tortillas (7 inch)
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup steamed corn
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, chopped fine
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeno, chopped fine (optional) 
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 - 3 tsp Sambal Oelek chili paste (depending how much spice you like)
  • oil for spraying and brushing
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and spray with oil
  3. Combine beans, corn, parsley, jalapeno, cumin and 11/4 cups cheese
  4. Mix mayonnaise and Sambal; spread about a rounded tsp on each tortilla. 
  5. Spoon about 2 rounded tablespoons of bean mix on each tortilla, then wrap. I fold over in half, tuck tight and roll. Lay side by side on prepared pan. You can stick a toothpick in them if that makes it easier.
  6. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with cheese.
  7. Bake for about 12 minutes until golden. 
  8. Serve with guacamole, salsa and sour cream.

These can be cut in half and served as appetizers, but for us they serve as a meal. Serves 4 - 6 as an appetizer


  1. This definitely sounds like something I would like.

  2. That looks delicious and I ALWAYS learn something new on this fantastic blog!!!!

  3. They look delicious ~ well done ~ glad recipe is not overly spicy ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

  4. Yep, I learned two things, what Sambal sauce is(thanks for mentioning and then thanks Goo*gle), and to bake the flautas. I am a corn tortilla gal, but my husband loves flour torts, so baking this would be a new way for him to keep his love alive!

    Of course I will tweak to a New Mexico twist with roasted chiles, pinto beans, and an enchilada sauce BUT the key was the different method of cooking!Yay

  5. What a wonderful item for a Mexican emphasis meal.

  6. Greetings very delicious recipe, I just wanted to add that the dish called "flautas" contrary to what you say are made with corn tortilla, and there is no mexican food called "taquitas", unless you refer to the "tacos" and those are another thing completely different.

    1. Hello Familia Hincapie, I could be misinformed by looking things up on the internet - but it looks to me it could be a geographical thing. There are several sites, such as this one that explain the difference the way I posted it. Thank you for your comment.


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