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Air Fryer Taquitos

These Air Fryer Taquitos will be a family favorite in no time. They are delicious and super fun to eat and they are also simple to make in the air fryer with just seasoned ground beef, cheese, and tortillas!

These are one of the best air fryer Mexican recipes. Adding your favorite condiments like guacamole, salsa and sour cream make these taquitos an irresistible party or Game Day appetizer!

Air fried taquitos are just as delicious without all the oil. Enjoy the crunchy tortillas and cheesy filling. YUM!

Air Fryer Taquitos

Air Fryer Taquitos Ingredients

To make air fryer rolled tacos, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

  • Lean ground beef
  • Chili powder
  • Salt
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin
  • Tomato paste
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Flour tortillas: I used 7 inch tortillas
  • Olive oil
  • Optional garnishes: guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cilantro and shredded iceberg lettuce

Air Fryer Rolled Tacos

How to Make Taquitos in an Air Fryer

  1. In a medium frying pan brown ground beef. Add spices and tomato paste, stir to combine cook until meat is cooked through and no longer pink.
  2. Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees.
  3. Place a tortilla on a plate, add about 3 tablespoons of ground beef in the center and then top with shredded cheeses. Roll tortilla and secure filling with a toothpick along the seam. Repeat  with the remaining tortillas.
  4. When the Air Fryer is hot spray or brush the tray with olive oil and place the taquitos in a single layer on the tray, seam side up. Brush the tops of the taquitos with more olive oil. Cook the taquitos at 380 degrees for 4 minutes, flip, and cook for 4 more minutes.
  5. Serve immediately and garnish with fresh cilantro if desired! Serve with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream for dipping and shredding iceberg lettuce on the side. Enjoy!

How to Make Taquitos in an Air Fryer

FAQs

Can I make these for a crowd?

If you are making these taquitos as an appetizer for a party they can be cut in half for a more mini size they can be kept warm in a 200-degree oven while you make additional batches.

What do I do if my tortillas are breaking?

If your tortillas are difficult to roll you can warm them slightly in the microwave before assembling.

Air Fried Taquitos

Can I substitute any of the ingredients?

You can substitute cooked chicken or refried beans in the filling for the beef if you wish.

What can I serve with taquitos?

If you are serving the taquitos as a meal you can serve them along with brown rice and beans, Pozole, or Mexican street corn!

Which air fryer should I use?

All air fryers are different. I used the Cosori Air fryer for this recipe. You may have to adjust time and temperature if you have a different model.

Air Fryer Taquitos

Air Fryer Taquitos

Yield: 12 taquitos
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

These Air Fryer Taquitos will be a family favorite in no time. They are delicious and super fun to eat and they are also simple to make in the air fryer with just seasoned ground beef, cheese, and tortillas!

Ingredients

  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (freshly grated)
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese (freshly grated)
  • 12 flour tortillas (I used 7 inch tortillas)
  • olive oil
  • Optional Garnish: guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cilantro and shredded iceberg lettuce

Instructions

  1. In a medium frying pan brown ground beef.
  2. Add spices and tomato paste, stir to combine cook until meat is cooked through and no longer pink.
  3. Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees.
  4. Place a tortilla on a plate, add about 3 tablespoons of ground beef in the center and then top with shredded cheeses.
  5. Roll tortilla and secure filling with a toothpick along the seam.
  6. Repeat steps 4-5 with the remaining tortillas.
  7. When the Air Fryer is hot spray or brush the tray with olive oil and place the taquitos in a single layer on the tray, seam side up. Brush the tops of the taquitos with more olive oil. Cook the taquitos at 380 degrees for 4 minutes, flip, and cook for 4 more minutes.
  8. Serve immediately and garnish with fresh cilantro if desired. Serve with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream for dipping and shredding iceberg lettuce on the side.

Notes

Can I make these for a crowd?

If you are making these taquitos as an appetizer for a party they can be cut in half for a more mini size they can be kept warm in a 200-degree oven while you make additional batches.

What do I do if my tortillas are breaking?

If your tortillas are difficult to roll you can warm them slightly in the microwave before assembling.

Can I substitute any of the ingredients?

You can substitute cooked chicken or refried beans in the filling for the beef if you wish.

What can I serve with taquitos?

If you are serving the taquitos as a meal you can serve them along with brown rice and beans, Pozole, or Mexican street corn!

Which air fryer should I use?

All air fryers are different. I used the Cosori Air fryer for this recipe. You may have to adjust time and temperature if you have a different model.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 504mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 19g

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