Traditionally these are prepared with cheese fillings, but a cooked meat mixture, or a combination of meat, dried fruits and nuts also works well.
The word “flauta” (flaow-tah) means “flute” in Spanish, an allusion to the rolled shape of the tortillas in this dish.
The heat factor in these stuffed rocoto peppers can be very high, but the other ingredients will temper it somewhat. Serve it with hot slices of fresh corn and rounds of sweet potatoes.
There are many variations of soup with tortillas throughout Mexico, and this is a variation that is popular in the Yucatán Peninsula.
As often as not simple recipes like this one for spicy sweet potato chips are among the best.
Enchiladas prepared with mole sauce and Mexican asadero cheese, also called queso blanco, are as exotic as they are tasty.