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Easy Flautas de Frijoles Recipe

Flautas de frijoles is a type of Mexican dish that consists of rolled-up tacos filled with a bean filling. Flataus, sometimes referred to as taquitos are typically fried in oil to get a crispy outer layer. However, they can also be baked in the oven or air-fried to make them healthier alternative. 

The filling is usually made with black beans, but other types of beans such as pinto or Peruvian beans can also be used. Flautas de frijoles can be served as a main dish for dinner or as a snack for movie night. They are easy to make and require only a few ingredients.

About this recipe

For those who are looking for a break from meat, this bean-filled delight is the ultimate classic Mexican dish.

Flautas de Frijoles recipe background

Beans have been a staple in Mexican cuisine for generations. This flauta version is a modern twist, offering a vegetarian alternative to the meaty originals.

Bean Timeline

Pre-HispanicBean cultivation
Spanish ColonialIntroduction of cheese
ModernFusion of Both

Why make this recipe?

Here’s why:

  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Budget-friendly
  • Packed with protein
  • Quick and easy

What does Flautas de Frijoles taste like?

Expect a mouthful of creamy, spiced beans enveloped by a crunchy corn tortilla. It’s comfort food at its finest.

What is in Flautas de Frijoles?

  • Shell: Corn tortillas
  • Filling: Refried beans
  • Toppings: Cheese, lettuce, salsa

Equipment required for this recipe

  • Skillet or frying pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Tongs
  • Paper towels


  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups refried beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Cooking oil for frying


  • Chopped lettuce
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream


  1. Prep Beans: Heat refried beans until spreadable.
  2. Warm Tortillas: Soften them up for easy rolling.
  3. Fill and Roll: Add beans and a sprinkle of cheese to each tortilla. Roll.
  4. Fry: Until golden and crispy.
  5. Drain: On paper towels.
  6. Serve: Top with lettuce, salsa, and sour cream.

How to serve Flautas de Frijoles

Serve hot, garnished with fresh lettuce, zesty salsa, and a dollop of sour cream.

What to serve Flautas de Frijoles with

  • Guacamole
  • Mexican rice
  • A cold lemonade or iced tea

My recommendations and tips

  • Use homemade refried beans for better flavor.
  • Secure flautas with toothpicks for fuss-free frying.

Flautas de Frijoles storage ideas

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven to keep them crispy.

Potential ingredients substitutes

Original IngredientSubstitute
Refried BeansBlack Bean Puree
Corn TortillasFlour Tortillas
CheeseVegan Cheese

Nutritional Information

Per serving:

  • Calories: 250
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 8g

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use canned refried beans?
  • Yes, just warm them up first for easier spreading.
  • Is there a gluten-free option?
  • Make sure to use gluten-free corn tortillas.


Flautas de Frijoles are an excellent choice for those looking for a vegetarian twist on a classic. They’re simple to make, delicious, and perfect for any occasion. They prove that sometimes that simplicity is best. Why not give them a try!?!

An alternative to this popular dish, why not read about: Flautas de Chiles Rellenos (Recipe)