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air fryer taquitos

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
duonyte x
Villa Park, IL

When I was growing up, our family church was 25 miles away and there were no freeways. So we were gone a long time from home. Sometimes, on the way home, dad would pull into a small Mexican food place. I would always get taquitos, which were filled with a shredded beef and topped with a delicious green sauce. I used to make them, but hated the frying. Fortunately, air frying works really well, This is a great way to use up leftover meats.

(2 ratings)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 7 Min
method Air Fryer

Ingredients For air fryer taquitos

  • 8 oz
    seasoned meat (cooked), see note
  • 8
    corn tortillas (6 inch)
  • 1/2 c
    mexican blend shredded cheese
  • neutral oil in sprayer
  • salsa

How To Make air fryer taquitos

  • 1
    Note: Shredded beef or chicken, taco meat, pastor all are good choices. If you are using leftovers, make sure they are seasoned with some taco seasoning or a similar mix. Whatever you use should be finely shredded or in small pieces.
  • 2
    Warm tortillas in the microwave. Wrap them in a damp paper towel or spray very lightly with oil, heat in a stack for about 1 minute.
  • 3
    Divide the meat and the shredded cheese among the tortillas, placing them about 1/3rd of the way from an edge. Do not use too much filling, they won't roll up tightly enough.
  • 4
    Roll into a tight cylinder. Place on a plate and preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • 5
    Spray the basket, then transfer each taquito from the plate to the basket, seam side down. Place in a single layer, working in batches if necessary.
  • 6
    Spray lightly with oil, and bake for about 7 minutes. I do not find that they need to be turned.
  • 7
    Note: You can use any cheese you like, pepper jack is also a good choice, so it queso quesadilla.
  • 8
    Serve with your favorite salsa.