Corn + Pinto Flautas

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What was your main focus in the 7th grade?

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Personally, I was trying to grow breasts. I was NOT thinking about my future career as a culinary mastermind like these tweens on Chopped last night.

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This one little boy contestant is hoping to be a 5-star chef & also enjoys fashion design on the side *pans over to his ridiculous sketches of evening gowns*. Technology is advanced enough that I can put in my requests for a future son, right???

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I just had no concept of ambition in middle school. Boobs, Academy Award – that’s as far as my feeble mind could take me. I like to think it’s not my fault. My parents probably told me they loved me too much or something. I think they had me convinced that I was the best at every activity that I tried so I just quit everything because I literally couldn’t get better. This is why I wasn’t a child prodigy, mom & dad!!!!!

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I also was still eating hotdogs for every meal in the 7th grade, if that tells you anything about my maturity level.

Time: 35 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 9 flautas


  • 9 flour tortillas
  • 1 ear of corn, off the cob
  • 1 can of pinto beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1 can of green chiles
  • 1 lime
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tsp. of chili powder
  • 1 tsp. of cumin
  • 1 tbsp. of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste
  • Salsa, for serving

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Heat a tbsp. of olive oil in a pan over medium heat
  • Add onion + S+P, cook for 3 minutes
  • Add chili powder + cumin, cook another minute
  • Add garlic, cook another minute + remove from heat
  • Meanwhile, combine corn + pintos + green chiles + 1/2 the lime juice + S+P to a large bowl
  • Stir in the onions to the corn mix
  • Arrange a line of corn mix onto the edge of a tortilla + roll tight
  • Repeat + arrange on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet
  • Drizzle with remaining olive oil
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Flip flautas + bake for another 10 minutes
  • Drizzle with the rest of the lime juice + serve hot with salsa
  • I must refrain from giving you a final step because the only ones I can think of at this moment are too dirty for the internet

Idea came from Thug Kitchen – get this cookbook. It’s radical.


23 thoughts on “Corn + Pinto Flautas

  1. J Seaton says:

    As a grade 7 teacher about to head back into the classroom, you’ve reminded me of the hormonal hell I’m wading back into. Wonderful…
    The food looks great as always, though 🙂


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