Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1/4 cup chopped cilantro Juice of 1 large lime 1 (16-ounce) can spicy vegetarian refried black beans 16 white corn tortillas, warmed (see note) Grapeseed, vegetable, or canola oil for pan frying Avocado Dipping Sauce (see recipe below) Chopped lettuce, cilantro, hot sauce, and lime wedges for serving Instructions In a small bowl, combine the red onion, chopped cilantro, and lime juice. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally. In a large heavy skillet, heat ¼-inch of oil over medium heat. Working with one tortilla at a time, spread 1 heaping tablespoon of refried black beans and 1/2 tablespoon of the onion, cilantro, and lime mixture evenly along one side of the tortilla. Gently roll the tortilla tightly beginning on the side with the filling. Use a toothpick to secure the flauta so it doesn't unroll while cooking. Place the prepared flautas seam side down in the hot oil and cook, rotating with tongs, until they are golden brown and crispy on all sides, approximately 4-5 minutes per batch. Continue to cook the rest of the flautas in batches, adding more oil as needed. Remove the toothpicks after you have fried them and serve with Avocado Dipping Sauce, lettuce, cilantro, hot sauce, and lime wedges. Avocado Dipping Sauce Ingredients 2 ripe avocados, halved and pits removed, scooped from their shells 1/4 cup chopped red onion Juice of 1 lime 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1 jalapeno, chopped 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons water Kosher salt to taste Instructions Combine the avocado, red onion, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, and water in a blender or food processor, then puree until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with kosher salt. Chill until ready to use.