Chipotle Smoked Pork Flautas

If you have ever made a large smoked pork roast and wondered what to do with all of the leftovers, we have an answer for you. Mexican cuisine is rich in pork recipes, many of which pair the meat with the spicy, assertively smoky flavor of chipotle; these smoked jalapeno peppers are an ideal foil for the rich, full flavors of pork.
The smokiness of the meat matches up perfectly with the smoky flavor of chipotle peppers in this smoky spicy pork flautas recipe. If you enjoy this flavor combined with the heat of hot peppers and the heartiness of pork, you may never need another way to use up the leftovers; not that this recipe isn’t good enough to make a pork roast for on its own.

Despite requiring deep frying, this is actually a very easy recipe to prepare. Since this recipe supposes that you are using leftover pork, it takes a surprisingly short time to make these absolutely delicious flautas.

Smoky, Spicy Pork Flautas

Pork FlautasSummary: coming soon


3 cups cooked smoked pork, shredded (non-smoked pork is fine too)
16 corn tortillas
1 cup salsa, your choice
1 white or yellow onion, minced
1 Serrano pepper, minced
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced (use more if you like it hot)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsps cumin or chili powder
pinch salt
3-4 grinds fresh black pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
Lime wedges, chopped cilantro and salsa, for serving


Sauté the onion and Serrano pepper in a skillet until the onion starts to turn translucent, then add the pork, chipotle in adobo, cumin or chili powder, salt and black pepper.
Cook until heated through and remove from heat.
Warm the tortillas over a gas flame or in a microwave to soften.
Fill each tortilla with the pork mixture, roll up, and secure with a toothpick while you heat vegetable oil in a large, deep saucepan.
Fry the flautas, 3, or 4 at a time, until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.
Drain on paper towels, remove the toothpicks and serve hot topped with salsa, with lime wedges, chopped cilantro, and extra salsa on the side.
Preparation time: 1 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: Mexican

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Flautas are not quite as famous or as popular in the US as they deserve to be, but with flautas recipes like this one, all that may change sooner rather than later. Easier to make than you might think for a recipe that involves deep frying, these are a great and pretty quick appetizer if you happen to have some cooked pork lying around or they can be the centerpiece of a meal, served with rice and beans and/or a salad on the side.
Chipotle Smoked Pork Flautas Chipotle Smoked Pork Flautas Reviewed by looking every things on July 11, 2017 Rating: 5

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