So I hear the difference between a taquito and a flauta is the tortilla (taquito=corn & flauta=flour). I had no idea. In my head, flautas were bigger – like with a larger tortilla and taquitos were more like snacks, smaller and more like a nacho than a meal.
While I don’t bring any authenticity to these, I whipped some up in the air fryer and they are adorable AND delicious. They could also be baked or pan-fried too with lots of filling options.
Rolled Tacos with Pork and Black Beans
Ingredients: (serves 2 entrees, or 4 appetizers)
1 cup pulled pork
1 teaspoon taco seasoning (or 1/2 teaspoon each: cumin & chili powder)
5-6 small tortillas
2/3 cup black beans
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon lime juice
Warm the pork through to get it crispy.
Warm the tortillas (I microwaved mine for 10 seconds).
Whisk together the sour cream and lime juice.
Warm the beans and mash them with a spoon to spread onto the tortilla.
Add pork onto each tortilla.
Warm the air fryer/oven/skillet with oil.
Carefully roll the tortillas and use two toothpicks to form an X to keep them rolled.
Spray or brush with oil and cook until crisp. (I air fried mine for 10 minutes, flipping once.)
Drizzle with lime crema, sprinkle with cilantro or serve with shredded lettuce or chopped avocado and dip into salsa to dip.
These are so fun! They are cute and dipable and they stay together so well! I liked the beans spread onto it instead of taking a bite and beans rolling out.
Shredded chicken or ground meat or roasted sweet potatoes would all be great fillings too and any beans would work. These rolled tacos are an easy way to use small amounts of leftovers or to prep in advance.