Black Bean Flautas

These black bean flautas are also known as taquitos. They are crispy, rolled-up tacos, filled with a delicious black bean filling. These are the perfect weekday dinner or lazy lunch as they are made with only 7 ingredients and super easy to prep!

What are Black Bean Flautas?

In America, they are mostly known as taquitos. They are a type of taco that is rolled up and they fried in oil to get a crispy outer layer. They originated in the states of Sinaloa, Mexico. They are typically filled with shredded chicken, potatoes or beans. They are super fun to eat and make for a great weekday dinner or weekend movie night!

Black bean flautas don’t have to be fried in lots of oil. In this blog post, I will share how to make them in the oven, air fryer, and on the stove. You can make them oil-free or lightly brush them with oil.

The best part is that they are only made with 7 main ingredients:

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Tips and Substitutes:

Instead of black beans, you can also use pinto or any other type of bean. I’ve used Peruvian beans and they were delicious!

I highly recommend using corn tortillas for this recipe. Flour tortillas are ok to use but not traditional and have a different taste.

My favorite way to eat them is with guacamole and Tapatio! You can also make homemade salsa. However, I always end up adding Tapatio even if there is salsa because it pairs so well.

To reheat leftovers I don’t recommend using the microwave. Use the oven or air fryer if possible.

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3 ways to make Black Bean Flautas

Traditional: Frying in oil

Heat 1/4-1/2 cup of canola or vegetable oil in a pan. Once hot, carefully add 3-4 flautas to the oil and fry for 3-5 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Repeat until all flautas are fried.

Oven: Baked flautas

Preheat oven to 400 F. Place flautas on a baking tray and lightly brush with oil (optional). Bake for 16-20 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

Air Fryer: My favorite option!

Lightly brush with oil (optional). Air fry 4-5 flautas at a time at 390 F for 11-12 minutes. 

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mexican black bean flautas on a plate with guacamole.

Black Bean Flautas


  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Total Time: 30-40
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These black bean flautas are also known as taquitos. They are crispy, rolled-up tacos, filled with a delicious black bean filling. These are the perfect weekday dinner or lazy lunch as they are made with only 7 ingredients and super easy to prep!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 can low sodium black beans
  • 810 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp canola oil (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/23/4 cup vegetable broth or water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Toppings (optional):

  • Guacamole
  • Cilantro
  • Tapatio
  • Salsa
 

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse black beans. Dice onion and jalapeño. 
  2. Turn medium sized pan on medium/high heat and add about 2 tbsp vegetable broth, diced onion and jalapeño to pan. Cook for 5 minutes until onion becomes translucent. Add splashes of vegetable broth as needed/if it dries up.
  3. Add black beans to the pan with the rest of the vegetable broth. Cook for 5 minutes until beans are hot, soft and you’re able to mash them with the back of your spoon/spatula. Add in cumin, garlic power, salt, pepper and set aside. 
  4. Turn large griddle on medium/high. Wait until pan is hot and warm up your tortillas to prevent them from breaking apart when rolling. Warm tortillas for 30 seconds on each side and then set aside on large cutting board. If you don’t have a griddle, a microwave will do.
  5. Fill each tortilla with a heaping tablespoon of beans and roll it up. You can use a toothpick to keep closed or just set the opening part of the flauta on the bottom. Repeat until you have rolled up all taquitos. 

Frying:

Heat 1/4-1/2 cup of canola or vegetable oil in a pan. Once hot, carefully add 3-4 flautas to the oil and fry for 3-5 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Repeat until all flautas are fried.

Oven-baked:

Preheat oven to 400 F. Place flautas on a baking tray and lightly brush with oil (optional). Bake for 16-20 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

Air Fryer: My favorite option!

Lightly brush with oil (optional). Air fry 4-5 flautas at a time at 390 F for 11-12 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 11-20
  • Category: Mexican
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: vegan flautas, black bean flautas, black bean taquitos

14 thoughts on “Black Bean Flautas

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  2. Jodyw says:

    Actually, flautas are made with flour tortillas and taquitos are made with corn tortillas. Otherwise they are the same. Some restaurants mix them up too. This recipe looks delicious, I will definitely try it soon1

    • Anna Rios says:

      Wow I had never heard of that before! That makes sense. My mom always called them flautas even though she made them with corn tortillas so that is all I know. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  3. Stacey says:

    Made these as a simple weekend lunch. The flavor was out of this world. Easy to make and tastes just like I ordered them from my favorite Mexican restaurant. Highly recommend!

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