Gator Flautas

I love flautas and I love gator so it only makes since to throw them together for some delicious Gator Flautas!

Growing up in Texas, I can tell you there are a ton of Mexican restaurants to choose from, and they are all delicious! I am thankful to have many friends who are Mexican and who have shared their culture with me.

Flautas or Taquitos are a popular Mexican dish and were always at my home room parties I had at school. These fried snacks are traditionally filled with beef, chicken or even just cheese. With the NCAA basketball tournament finals, a couple weeks ago, my brain gears started moving and I wanted to make a great appetizer/meal for the game. but also have my wild game twist. Voila! Gator Flautas! I hope you enjoy!

Gator Flautas
Gator Flautas
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Red and Green Gator Flautas

Fun different way to use some of your gator meat! Tastes very similar to chicken.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Gator, Mexican
Servings: 10 people
Author: Sophie May
Cost: N/A

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground gator
  • 20 flour tortillas
  • Oil neutral; enough to fry

Red Gator Filling

  • 1 cup red salsa
  • 1 cup cheese plus extra when filling
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil or neutral cooking oil
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice

Green Gator Filling

  • 1 cup green salsa
  • 1 cup cheese plus extra when filling
  • 1 whole canned green chile chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil or neutral cooking oil
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice

Garnish/Toppings

Instructions

  • Divide meat equally.

Red Meat Filling Instructions

  • Heat one tbsp of oil over medium heat in a sauté pan.
  • Add 1 lb of meat, onions, cumin, and jalapeno.
  • Cook till brown/done approximately 5-10 minutes (or internal temperature reaches 160 °F).
  • Drain off liquid.
  • Add red salsa, cheese, lime juice, and continue cooking until cheese is melted.

Green Meat Filling Instructions

  • Heat one tbsp of oil over medium heat in a sauté pan.
  • Add 1 lb of meat, onions, and jalapeno.
  • Cook till brown/done approximately 5-10 minutes (or internal temperature reaches 160 °F).
  • Drain off liquid.
  • Add green salsa, chopped green chiles, cheese, lime juice, and continue cooking until cheese is melted.

Assemble Instructions

  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of meat filling to tortilla.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of mixture if desired.
  • Tightly roll tortilla.
  • Add around a teaspoon of cheese to seam of tortilla. This will seal the flauta together when cooked.
  • Repeat this assembly until all meat filling is used.
  • Heat enough oil in a frying pan, to cover the flautas half way, over medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, fry the flautas a few at a time without crowding the pan.
  • Cook until browned, approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute depending on oil temperature.
  • Carefully flip, repeating process.
  • Decorate your flauta as you see fit and enjoy!

Notes

*I used the pickled onions recipe from Grilled Cheese Social

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