Dec 19, 2011

flautas and taquitos

Is it a Flauta or a Taquito? 
The two Mexican food dishes can be mixed up at times since they are both rolled, fried, stuffed tortillas. The difference, and hence the names, are due to the type of tortilla used. Flautas are made using flour tortillas and Taquitos are made using corn tortillas. 

Making the filling and rolling them in the tortillas can be time consuming parts of this meal, but even then it is one of the simplest to make. I made a filling using textured vegetable protein, but seitan, beans or vegetables are outstanding choices, with refried beans being the simplest of the bunch. 

Make sure to first heat the tortillas in the microwave in a stack (wrapped in damp paper towels) or individually right on stove top to get them warm. Warm tortillas bend and don't break. Roll them in the filling and either pan-fry them in oil or bake them as I did. 

Serve these with guacamole, salsa and vegan sour cream. 
They are crispy and filling.

Cost Breakdown
tortillas: $3
TVP: $1
Daiya: $1 
broth, onion, garlic, spices, flour: $1.50
sour cream, avocado, salsa: $2
Total to make 16 with garnishes:


  1. Those look awesome. Will be making them this weekend for sure.

  2. Yum! I've never made either of these... they look wonderful!

  3. in2insight, let me know what you fill them with :)

    I see these in your future, Tami, with some wonderful spin on them, I am sure!


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