Best Air Fryer Taquitos: Beef Taquitos

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You’re going to love this Beef Taquitos Air Fryer recipe! Simple and easy to make and full of flavor, beef taquitos make the perfect appetizer, snack or even meal. Try this air fryer taquitos recipe, you’ll love it!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick Cooking: Air fryer taquitos are fast and delicious.
  • Grease-Free Crispiness: They’re crispy without the grease!
  • Perfect for Busy Nights: Ideal for quick weeknight dinners.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Shredded Beef: seasoned to taste. We like homemade Asada, Taco seasoning or any steak seasoning. Or you may want to try our popular Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef Recipe.
  • Yellow Corn Tortillas: When air-fried, they become delightfully crunchy, offering an excellent texture contrast to the tender beef.
  • Shredded Cheese (optional): Pairs wonderfully with the seasoned beef and crispy tortilla, enhancing the overall richness of the taquitos.
Beef Taquitos Air Fryer Ingredients.

How To Make Air Fryer Taquitos?

Here is a quick and easy step-by-step guide to show you how to air fry taquitos. 

Step 1: Lay Out The Tortillas

Lay out the tortillas and fill them with shredded beef. 

laying out the tortilla

Step 2: Roll The Tortillas

Roll the tortillas shut and close with a toothpick if needed. Repeat until the meat is gone.

Step 3: Add Beef Taquitos To Air Fryer

Place taquitos in the air fryer basket and spray with oil. Leave some space to allow airflow. 

adding to the air fryer basket

Step 4: Cook Air Fryer Beef Taquitos

Cook on 380 for 8 minutes or until the corn shell is crispy and golden.

Enjoy with your favorite toppings. 

air fryer beef taquitos

Cooking Tips

  • Even Rolling: Ensure even cooking by rolling the taquitos tightly to prevent any filling from leaking out during the air frying process.
  • Lightly Oil: Lightly spray or brush the taquitos with oil before air frying to help achieve a crispy exterior without excessive grease.

Variations

  • Cream Cheese: If you want a cheesy chicken filling or chicken mixture then add a spoon of cream cheese to your shredded chicken and don’t forget to spray your cheesy chicken taquitos with a nonstick cooking spray for a golden brown finish.
  • Chicken Taquitos: Just replace the beef with shredded chicken (leftover chicken or shredded rotisserie chicken) and season with your favorite spices like cumin, garlic powder, and oregano.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Storage: Let your air fried taquitos cool down, then find them a cozy home in an airtight container or wrap them up like a burrito with plastic wrap.
  • Freezing: You can freeze taquitos for up to 2-3 months. and a fiesta whenever you are. Frozen taquitos are best stored in an airtight container
  • Reheating: If your taquitos have been chillin’, thaw them in the fridge, then reheat in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 10 minutes. Get ready for a crunchy, beefy party on your plate!

What To Serve With This Recipe?

Here are some sides and toppings to serve with taquitos.  

  • Instant Pot Tomato Salsa: This Tomato Salsa is delicious and simple to make in the pressure cooker. 
  • The Best Pineapple Salsa: A true family favorite, try this Pineapple Salsa on your taquitos today!
  • Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa: This is one delicious and easy strawberry Salsa Recipe which would go perfect with your air fryer beef taquitos. 
  • Toppings: You can serve also serve Taquitos with sour cream, nacho cheese, or Guacamole.
  • Sides: We also love to serve ours with a side of Mexican Rice, Refried Beans or Street Corn Salad! It makes for the perfect meal.

FAQ’S

What Is a Taquito?

Taquitos are rolled tacos that are made with a tortilla and filled with savory filling. They’re typically deep-fried, but now you can cook them in air fryers for an even crispier texture! Not to mention air frying is healthier than deep-fried foods.

Are Flautas and Taquitos the Same?

Flautas and taquitos are similar, but not the same. Air fryer flautas are typically larger than a taquito and are usually made with flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas.

How to Seal Taquitos Correctly?

To ensure that your taquitos are properly sealed and won’t leak out the filling, you can use toothpicks. Take a toothpick and stick it through the center of the rolled taquito to hold it together.

Do I Need To Preheat My Air Fryer To Cook Beef Taquitos In The Air Fryer?

No. You won’t need to preheat the air-fryer for this beef taquitos recipe.

How Long To Air Fry Frozen Taquitos?

So you want to cook frozen taquitos in the air fryer? You simply add a further 5 minutes to your cooking time in addition to the 8 minutes initial cooking period.

Do Air Fryer Frozen Taquitos Cook as Good as Fresh Taquitos?

Yes, air fryer frozen taquitos will cook just as good as fresh taquitos. The key is to make sure you don’t overcrowd the basket and leave enough space for airflow.

How to Spice up Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos?

To add a spicy kick to your air fryer taquitos you could add some chopped green chiles, 1/4 spoon of chili powder or combine the shredded meat with a little hot sauce.

air fryer beef taquitos

Air Fryer Taquitos

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

You’re going to love this Beef Taquitos Air Fryer recipe! Simple and easy to make and full of flavor, air fryer taquitos make the perfect appetizer, snack or even meal.

Ingredients

  • 1-pound shredded beef seasoned to taste.
  • 12 yellow corn tortillas
  • Shredded Cheese optional

Instructions

  1. Lay out the tortillas and fill them with shredded beef. 
  2. Roll the tortillas shut and close with a toothpick if needed. Repeat until the meat is gone.
  3. Place taquitos in the air fryer basket and spray with oil. Leave some space to allow airflow. 
  4. Cook on 380 for 8 minutes or until the corn shell is crispy and golden.
  5. Enjoy with your favorite toppings. 

Notes

To ensure that your taquitos are properly sealed and won’t leak out the filling, you can use toothpicks. Take a toothpick and stick it through the center of the rolled taquito to hold it together.

No. You won’t need to preheat the air-fryer for this beef taquitos recipe. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 11g

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