These Baked Beef Flautas with Queso Dip are sure to please the entire crowd at your next party! An easy flauta recipe that is perfect for a quick and easy dinner or game day appetizer. Serve with my Easy Mexican Rice and Slow Cooker Refried Beans for the ultimate fiesta.
Beef Flauta Recipe
The big game is coming up this weekend and we are in full party planning mode. There are so many must-haves for the Super Bowl and these Baked Beef Flautas totally made the list. So easy to prepare and baking them is absolutely a must for a party. No greasy mess and they’re all done and ready to go at the same time – yay for ovens!
The tortillas bake up so nice and crispy you won’t even miss the frying – promise!
I used ground beef for this recipe and seasoned them with taco seasoning. Fajita seasoning would also be delicious! By the way, this recipe also works with chicken. Just shred and season and you’re good to go.
We made up our favorite queso dip because duh, these flautas need to be dipped for sure! Just two ingredients – RO*TEL and VELVEETA – ensure a creamy, easy, and delicious queso that everyone loves.
I used fajita sized tortillas and cut them in half so they’re the perfect size for dipping in the zesty queso. If you have larger tortillas you may want to cut them into thirds.
Once the queso dip is all melted and ready to go, I put it in a small slow cooker to keep it warm for the entire party. Plus, my boys will want to dip every single appetizer served into this queso so using the slow cooker ensures that it’s always ready for them 🙂
More Great Dinner Ideas
- Homemade Mac and Cheese
- Tater Tot Casserole
- Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon Glaze
- Tuna Casserole
- Turkey Meatballs
- Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil
- Stuffed Shells
- The BEST Chicken Marinade
How To Make Flautas
Baked Beef Flautas with Queso Dip
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 onion diced
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 1/2 cup water
- 10 soft taco or fajita size tortillas
- olive oil
- 10 ounces Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies undrained
- 16 ounces Velveeta cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Brown ground beef in a medium-sized pan over medium-high heat.
- Stir in onion and continue sauteing until onion is nice and translucent, 3-4 minutes.
- Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 6-8 minutes or until liquid has evaporated.
- Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
- For each flauta, spoon about 3 tablespoons of the beef mixture onto a tortilla.
- Roll each tortilla up tightly and place seam-side down on baking sheet.
- Continue assembling flautas one at a time until you’re done.
- Once all flautas have been assembled, spray the tops of each with additional cooking spray or brush lightly with olive oil.
- Bake for ten minutes, flip flautas over, and bake for five additional minutes. They should be a nice golden brown.
- While flautas are baking, prepare the queso dip.
- Combine can of undrained tomatoes and Velveeta in medium saucepan.
- Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until Velveeta has melted completely and mixture is blended, stirring frequently.
- Serve flautas with warm queso dip.
Rosalie Fox says
You are an amazing cook! Thank you for so generously sharing your recipes and talents. You are simply the BEST!
Just wondering what can be used to replace Velveeta. We do not have that product in Australia.
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
I’m really not sure Helen. Any cheese sauce can be used for the dip or even salsa.
Suzette I Andrus says
A good substitute is a white sauce made with sharp cheddar cheese melted in. Then you can season it as you like.
Lacie Ring says
These look delicious! We defiantly have to try these! All the ingredients listed are staples in my house! I found your blog because of a pin on pinterest for mint chocolate chip ball! I’ve been skimming through your blog and I’ve died and gone to heaven!!!
Can these frozen? If so, before or after baking? Would be great to have in the freezer to pull out when the grandkids come over!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
I haven’t tried but why not Charlie! I would bake them before freezing just so they retain their shape and then throw them in the oven to heat up and get crispy again when you’ve got the kiddos. Let me know how it goes!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
I have frozen a similar recipe before baking and they work out great! I usually wrap each individuall in foil or plastic wrap to maintain their shape.
Also, this recipe sounds great, simple and fun. You cannot go wrong with that rotel cheese dip!
heather @french press says
I want to eat at your house trish!! SO yummy
Man, this looks SO good! First of all, I can never resist queso. Never. And those flautas got so crispy!
Renee @ Two in the Kitchen says
This is just the perfect Superbowl recipe!! I always order flautas in restaurants, and now I can make them at home!! Pinned! 🙂
Matt Robinson says
These look so incredibly good, love that dip too!