Beef, Chorizo, and Chile Flautas

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.
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  • Serves: 24 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat 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.
  2. Step 2

    Roast 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.
  3. Step 3

    Combine ground chuck and chorizo in a bowl, kneading together as evenly as possible.
  4. Step 4

    Heat 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.
  5. Step 5

    Stir 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.
  6. Step 6

    Brush 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.
  7. Step 7

    Preheat an air fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions.
  8. Step 8

    Fry in the preheated air fryer for 6 minutes. Serve immediately.