Mexican Breakfast Flautas – perfect for Lent, these meatless flautas are one the best Mexican breakfast recipes ever!
Disclosure: I was compensated by Safest Choice for this post but all opinions expressed here are my own.
MEXICAN BREAKFAST FLAUTAS
I am excited to share these Meatless Mexican Breakfast Flautas for Safest Choice Eggs’ March Meatless Meals Party today. This recipe is really a deviation from my childhood traditions. I grew up eating a lot of meat. Each meal had a different meat star ranging from chicken to beef and sometimes venison for special occasions. Even our vegetables and side dishes like collard greens, string beans and peas had meat in them! How can you have black-eyed peas without turkey, or in some cases, ham hock? I am truly a product of that upbringing.
However, as I got older, I started to rely a lot on meatless meals. I stopped eating pork and most beef years ago. I also eat (and love) vegetarian dishes I never thought I would ever eat. From curry chickpeas over rice to butternut squash ravioli and spaghetti and lentil meatballs, I have learned to enjoy and even crave some vegetarian meals more than their meat counterparts. That’s why this breakfast flautas recipe with eggs wasn’t much of a stretch.
WHAT IS A FLAUTA
A flauta is a fried Mexican dish comprised of a rolled up tortilla (usually corn tortilla) filled with meat and cheese. For my breakfast flauta recipe, I have decided to not use meat (pork, beef, chicken, etc.) and use eggs only. Also, this recipe does not require frying the tortilla.
HOW I CAME UP WITH THIS RECIPE IDEA
With just four eggs left in my refrigerator one morning last week, I started brainstorming of a way to create a fun, easy and meatless breakfast using those few resources. With a couple more additions of classic Mexican flavors in pico de gallo, taco seasoning with chili powder, paprika and cumin, and a few corn tortillas, this Mexican breakfast recipe idea came into being.
HOW TO MAKE MEXICAN BREAKFAST FLAUTAS
I scrambled the eggs with pico de gallo and Mexican taco seasoning. Next, I scooped some of the egg mixture onto a few tortillas, topped with a Mexican shredded cheese blend and rolled them up. After adding a little olive oil non-stick cooking spray to the tortillas, I baked them for 15 minutes on high heat until the tortillas were crispy, golden brown and delicious. After eating one (well maybe I had more than just one), I realized how easy it is to create incredible and memorable dishes without meat where eggs are the star. I didn’t miss the meat one bit and neither will you. Try this easy breakfast recipe and enjoy a few meatless alternatives for a change. You won’t regret it. I certainly didn’t.
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Meatless Mexican Breakfast Flautas
Mexican Breakfast Flautas - perfect for Lent, these meatless flautas are one the best Mexican breakfast recipes ever!Print Pin Rate
Servings: 6 servings
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons water or milk if you prefer your eggs without liquid, you can omit
- 3/4 teaspoon taco seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup pico de gallo
- 5-6 flour or corn tortillas
- 1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese
- olive oil or canola oil non-stick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a small sized bowl, whisk together eggs, water or milk, taco seasoning and salt and pepper.
- Over medium heat, add in canola oil and butter to a skillet and melt together.
- Next add egg mixture and pico de gallo to skillet and stir eggs to scramble until set.
- When eggs are scrambled, spoon egg mixture down the center of each tortilla and sprinkle with cheese.
- Tightly roll each tortilla and carefully place open side down on a small baking pan.
- Spray tortillas with non-stick cooking spray.
- Bake flautas for 15-17 minutes or until tortillas are crispy, set and golden brown and serve.
- Optional: Sprinkle additional cheese and pico de gallo over tops of flautas for garnish.
Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 0.8mg