> hey what's for dinner mom?: Just Another Meatless Monday #48 Vegetarian Flautas

2.20.2011

Just Another Meatless Monday #48 Vegetarian Flautas

Hey What's For Dinner



This recipe is a variation of a Taquito recipe shared last week by the Cottage Sisters right here on Just Another Meatless Monday. When I saw the recipe I knew it was on the short list of must make soon, I also knew my kids would love it. I of course tweaked it to fit the ingredients I had on hand.

I expect each and everyone of you to be doing the same thing too, you know. What you like and I like are by and large the same, expect you may have different things on hand to help you make a recipe, so use them! Try it out, don't run to the store because a recipe calls for a cup of peanut butter and you only have a half cup, look for a substitute and go for it. Chances are you'll be hungry and you'll eat what you make. Have fun, get comfortable, tweak a recipe and have fun, you'll enjoy cooking so much more!

Vegetarian Flautas-oven 400˚

2 cups vegetarian meat substitute-I used the lentil and rice version-you could used quorn
4 ounces cream cheese
1 cup salsa
2 green onions, minced
2 cups grated cheese, I used cheddar but colby jack would be great
5 large flour tortillas, 12 inches wide cut in half
oil to brush on the outside of the flautas

pop the tortillas in the oven and let them warm up, don't crisp them just make them flexible
meanwhile quickly cook the lentil rice mix in a skillet to warm it up
keep an eye on the tortillas, when they are warm remove them and lay a dish towel over them to keep them warm
then remove from the heat, stir in the cream cheese
when the cream cheese is mixed in add the salsa, onions and cheese
stir until well mixed
using the 1/2 tortilla shells make 10 small mini burritos dividing the filling evenly between the tortillas
lay them on a baking sheet
brush lightly with oil, bake for 10 minutes remove from the oven and turn on the broiler
then roll them over and brush the other side with oil
broil quickly to lightly brown them up
serve hot with salsa for dipping if desired




Oh these were so good! My kids loved them, we loved them, they are quick to make and tasted great as leftovers the next day.






Peace and Love--

10 comments :

  1. I'm a vegetarian and love getting recipe inspirations on Linky Parties. Thank you for hosting! I uploaded the Pizza I made yesterday. Cheers! :-)

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  2. Well, I'd devour a vegetarian flauta, they sound amazing! Brought some curried fried rice this week...thanks for hosting, Laura =)

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  3. We love flautas and a lentil rice combination sounds particularly good. I made a broccoli garlic quiche that I am sharing today, thanks for hosting!

    -Brenda

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  4. Those flautas look so yummy. My kids love anything in tortilla as long as it has tons of cheese.

    Thanks for hosting again.

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  5. That is great advice about tweaking recipes, and your flautas look and sound just scrumptious! Thank you for hosting!

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  6. These sound like an easy delicious dinner. I already have baggies of the vegan meat substitute you posted before in my freeze so I am already halfway there with this recipe.

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  7. Hi Laura, LOVE the ideas you give on meatless Monday. Thanks so much. (today's recipe looks SOOO good!) Have a great week.

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  8. Lovely dish..... Have attached one of mine too :)

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  9. Hey Laura! Sorry I am a day late, but seriously, we had no heat and I couldn't type worth squat! LOL. Today the boiler is fixed and it is back above 40 in the house. Linking up a recipe for home made paneer cheese that was delicious! All the best, Alex

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