*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Black Bean Flautas
 
 Recipe By     : Low-Fat & Fast Meatless Recipes
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Low Fat
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cans          black beans -- including liquid
                         - 16 oz. cans
    2      teaspoons     chili powder -- or to taste
      1/2  teaspoon      ground cumin
    1                    garlic clove -- minced
    1                    bay leaf
   12                    6 flour tortillas
    6                    green onions -- minced
    2                    tomatoes -- chopped
    1      cup           grated cheddar cheese
                         Salsa, sour cream, or yogurt
                         - for dipping, opt.
 
       In a medium saucepan, combine beans, bean liquid, chili powder, cumin,
   garlic
 and bay leaf.  Simmer 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf; discard.  Drain bean mixture,
 reserving liquid.  mash beans, adding back liquid as needed for desired
 consistency.  (Bean mixture should resemble a thick puree.) Preheat oven to 400
 degrees.  Place 1 or 2 heaping tablespoons bean mixture in center of each
 tortilla; spread out a bit with back of spoon. Top with some green onions,
 tomatoes and cheese.  Roll up into a tube shape; place in a 9x13 baking pan,
 seam side down. Continue until you've used all tortillas.  Bake until lightly
 browned, about 5minutes.  Use leftover bean mixture for dipping, or dip in
 salsa, sour cream or yogurt. makes 12 flautas.   Variation:  For an even faster
 version, substitute canned refried beans for mashed black beans and spice.
 Spread on tortillas and proceed with recipe.    Per flauta:  175 calories, 5 g
 fat, 3 g fiber.
 
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