Turkey Flautas

I love recipes that allow me to clean out old produce from my fridge. Actually, seeing whats in my fridge and figuring out what I can do with it is how a lot of my meals conspire. I always have some sort of protein, miscellaneous produce, and almost without fail, tortillas. Viola, turkey flautas! These are my usual ingredients, but feel free to get creative with what you have in your kitchen.

*A panini, quesadilla, waffle, or George Foreman grill of some sorts is suggested for this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1lb ground turkey (chicken, beef, etc.)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato diced into cubes (or 1 can, diced tomatoes)
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2c. shredded cheese (sub in vegan cheese as option)
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt (low fat is suggested)
  • 2tbls. cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly chopped
  • 1tbls. black pepper
  • 1/2 tbls. chili powder
  • Flour or corn tortillas. *I chose low-carb flour tortillas here because they are easiesr to fold than corn.
  • Olive oil for pan coating

Directions:

  1. Heat a skillet on medium, brown ground turkey and garlic. Add cumin, pepper, and chili powder.
  2. While that cooks, in another pan on medium, toss in olive oil: corn, peppers, onion, and the garlic until onions are translucent and the peppers have a slight char. (Approx. 4-5 mins)
  3. Drain turkey when done and add back to skillet.
  4. Add your cooked vegetable mix, the cheese, yogurt, black beans, and tomatoes. Stir until cheese melts.
  5. Cook on low for another 5 minutes.
  6. Heat your grill to the highest setting.
  7. Add a line of your turkey mixture to your tortilla and fold like a burrito.
  8. Place in grill and close lid. How crispy you desire your flautas to be is entirely up to you. Mine cook for about 5 minutes. Do not turn them!!

For a lighter option, this filling is great by itself too. Serve with Mexican rice or in the form of a taco salad.

Dip shown in picture can be found here.

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