BBQ Flautas Recipe
This is a recipe I've wanted to get on the blog for a long time to share with you. Flautas are something I love to whip up for a quick snack or meal. My favorite part of this recipe is that it's the perfect way to use up left over pulled pork.
A flauta is a deep fried tortilla. I think of a flauta being made with a flour tortilla while a taquito would be a corn tortilla. Both are good but I'm a sucker for a flour tortilla and these Caramelo Tortillas are the best on the market in my opinion.
Pictured below are the ingredients we will need minus some BBQ Sauce:
First thing we need to do is to get the grill heated up, my goal was to get a 350 degree fire up and running.
I wanted to make sure I had a hot zone and a cold zone so I banked the Fogo Charcoal to one side of the Big Green Egg XL.
Got a nice amount of the charcoal going, closed the lid, and dialed in my temp.
My daisy wheel on the top vent was open about 80% of the way and then cracked open a bit (it may be time to clean that guy up soon), and the bottom vent was open about an inch, to keep enough air flow to maintain the temp at 350.
Next it was time to build the flautas. In the picture below, start on the right and work your way to see how I filed them. First, cheese on the bottom, I used a Tillamook Colby Jack, then I added some left over pulled pork, then topped it off with some Code3Spices Patriot Sauce.
Rolled up tight and secured with a toothpick.
Then I got a cast iron with about an inch of vegetable oil in it over the fire, I was looking to get the oil between 350 and 375 degrees for frying, figured why not throw a tortilla in to test the temp and get a quick snack!
With the toothpicks still in I fried all sides. I'd make sure to use the toothpicks or they will fall apart in the oil!
When they are golden brown on all sides I like to take them out of the oil and put them on the grill grate away from the fire to let the oil drip off just a bit.
Garnish with green onion, pickled red onion and cilantro and serve with sour cream and lime wedges. So easy, so quick, so good.
1. Gather all ingredients, prep for the following steps and be ready to move quickly while frying.
2. Start a 350 fire in a cooker and preheat oil to 350-375 degrees in a cast iron or preheat oil on the stove top to 350-375 degrees.
3. While oil heats assemble flautas: tortilla filled with cheese, pulled pork and bbq sauce.
4. Fry for 3-5 minutes turning a few times to brown all sides.
5. Garnish with green onion, cilantro and pickled red onion. Serve with sour cream and lime wedges.
1. 12 Flour Tortillas
2. 1 -1.5 lb Pulled Pork
3. 8 oz Colby Jack Cheese (or your cheese of preference, just one that melts well)
4. BBQ Sauce
5. Vegetable Oil
6. 1/2 cup Pickled Red Onion
7. 1/2 cup diced Cilantro
8. 1/2 cup diced Green Onion
9. 2 Limes
10. 8 oz Sour Cream