Beef, Chorizo, and Chile Flautas
Seasoned beef, Anaheim chiles, and cheese rolled up in a crispy tortilla. Killer game day food. Traditionally pan-fried, which is very simple to do as well, but they just came out too perfect in the old air fryer.
- Serves: 24 persons
- 7peppers Anaheim chile peppers
- 2pounds ground chuck
- ⅓pound bulk chorizo sausage
- ¼cup canola oil, or as needed
- 2½ (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles light beer
- ¾cup salsa
- 2tablespoons ground ancho chile powder
- 2tablespoons garlic powder
- 1tablespoon ground cumin
- 1tablespoon onion powder
- 1tablespoon sea salt
- 1teaspoon dried marjoram
- ½teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 24(8 inch) flour tortillas
- 2cups shredded Colby-Jack cheese
Step 1Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place peppers, cut-sides down, onto the prepared baking sheet.
Step 2Roast peppers in the preheated oven until the skins are brown and crispy, about 15 minutes. Place blackened peppers into a bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Allow peppers to steam as they cool, about 20 minutes. Remove and discard skins. Dice flesh and set aside.
Step 3Combine ground chuck and chorizo in a bowl, kneading together as evenly as possible.
Step 4Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pot over medium heat. Add meat and cook and stir until browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Strain out 90% of the grease.
Step 5Stir beer, salsa, chile powder, garlic powder, cumin, onion powder, salt, marjoram, black pepper, and cayenne into the meat. Stir in 1/2 of the diced chile peppers. Crank up the heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until most of the liquid has disappeared, about 2 hours; don't let all the liquid evaporate or you'll have dry meat.
Step 6Brush one side of a tortilla with some of the remaining canola oil. On the dry side, about 1/2 inch from one side of the tortilla, spoon a line of beef and chorizo, sprinkle with Colby-Jack cheese, and top with some diced chile peppers. Roll the loaded side over multiple times until the tortilla is in a tight roll. Make sure it is tight by tucking the first rotation up under the meat. Set rolled tortilla seam-side down on the wire rack of an air fryer. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
Step 7Preheat an air fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions.
Step 8Fry in the preheated air fryer for 6 minutes. Serve immediately.