This recipe is great for our family, when we have a short amount of time to eat. It also serves as a wonderful appetizer for parties.
2 lbs. ground or shredded beef, cooked
2 t. cumin
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, smashed and diced
2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 lime, seeds removed
12 flour tortillas
8 oz. shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
4 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup cabbage, shredded
3 T. canola oil
1 T. butter
Melt butter and canola oil in a frying pan. Sauté onions and garlic for 2 minutes over medium high heat. Add cumin and lime and stir. Add shredded beef (can use chicken, too), shredded cabbage salt and pepper, covering it with a lid and cooking it together over medium low heat for five minutes. Set aside.
Freshly cook and lay out 12 flour tortillas (if store bought, please heat on a cast iron skillet for about 15 seconds on each side). Cover middle with 1 oz. of the cheeses (mix them together first in a bowl). Then add about 1/4 c.- 1.2 c. meat to each one down the middle. Roll each one and place on a baking dish.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and cook the flautas for 10-12 minutes (until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are slightly browned.