Grilled Vegetarian Flautas
  • 1large poblano pepper
  • ¼cup vegetable oil, divided
  • 4ears sweet corn
  • 2teaspoons ground cumin, divided
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 4cups cooked pinto beansabout 3 cans, drained and rinsed
  • ½teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½cup plus 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2tablespoons canned green chiles
  • 2tablespoons finely chopped cilantrostems removed
  • 16 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • ¼head romaine lettuceshredded
  • 1cup diced tomatoes
  • 1cup crumbled Cotija cheese (optional)
  1. Heat grill to medium. Brush poblano pepper with 1 tablespoon oil, and grill directly over heat until pepper is blistering and blackened. Remove pepper from heat, and place in plastic bag, seal and refrigerate. Once cooled, peel, de-seed and dice the pepper into ½-inch pieces.
  2. Meanwhile, brush ears of corn with ½ tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon cumin and salt; grill directly over heat for 6 minutes; then turn and grill another 6–8 minutes, or until kernels are tender and starting to blacken. Once cooled, cut kernels off the cob. In a medium bowl, combine corn and roasted poblano.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine beans, remaining 1 teaspoon cumin, pepper, garlic powder, vinegar, chiles and cilantro. Using a fork, mash mixture until beans are mostly mashed into a paste, with a few remaining whole.
  4. On each tortilla, smear about 2 tablespoons bean mixture from top to bottom; top with a heaping tablespoon of the corn-poblano mixture, spreading filling to each end. Roll tortillas from left to right to form flautas. Tip: Brush a little water on the edge of the tortilla, and press to seal. Brush the outside of each flauta lightly with oil, and grill over medium heat, seam side down, until tortillas are golden brown and have grill marks; then rotate and grill the other side.
  5. Remove flautas from grill, and place on a platter. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and cheese, if desired. Serve with Chipotle Crema and Cilantro Pepita Pesto.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Vegetarian Flautas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1314 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 350mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (1 flauta): 314 cal, 5g fat (3g mono, 2g poly, 0g sat), 0mg chol, 350mg sodium, 53g carb (7g fiber, 1g sugars), 12g protein