Air Fryer Beef and Bean Taquitos

May 20, 2019Kristy
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These Easy Air Fryer Beef and Bean Taquitos are the perfect air fryer beef recipe!

If you are like me, sometimes you need a quick dinner…super quick!  That has been our life lately; however, summer is here and I’m ready for the slow down.

air fryer taquitos

We are in the process of getting our personal pool open, which is just a little above ground pool and we also go to a pool nearby during the summer.  That’s my only plan…the pool.

I hope my kids enjoy swimming because outside of that and the library, I have no other plans.  I am actually looking forward to it; however, I am sure after a week or so I’m going to start hearing “I’m bored.”  It’s inevitable…

In the meantime though, I LOVE my air fryer and I especially love quick air fryer recipes too.  These can be a go-to air fryer lunch recipe or air fryer dinner recipe too. 

They are also simple to make gluten-free, which is a must for us so that’s always nice!

Can you use foil in the air fryer?

air fryer taquitos

First, for this recipe, I didn’t use foil but you certainly can.  It is actually so much easier to clean up when you use foil.  If you do make sure the sides are rolled up a bit so that air can continue to circulate. 

Should you use corn or flour tortillas for Air Fryer Taquitos?

air fryer taquitos

We prefer to use white corn tortillas; however, you can use either.  If you are using corn tortillas, I suggest warming them up for a few seconds before rolling them because it makes them more pliable.

air fryer taquitos

Tips for making Air Fryer Taquitos

The one thing I like to do is use batch cooked ground beef for these.  What does this mean?  It means ground beef I have cooked and prepared in advance and have either had it in the freezer or fridge to use.

Another great way to make this easy is to use this Slow Cooker Taco Meat

Now it’s time to make Air Fryer Taquitos! 

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Air Fryer Beef and Bean Taquitos

Air Fryer Beef and Bean Taquitos

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Make a delicious batch of Air Fryer Beef and Bean Taquitos. These are also simple to make gluten-free too!


  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Package Gluten-Free or Regular Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Can of Refried Beans
  • 1 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar
  • 20 White Corn Tortillas


  1. Begin by preparing the ground beef if it isn't already.
  2. Brown the meat on medium-high heat and add in the taco seasoning per the instructions on the package.
  3. Once you are done with the meat, heat up the corn tortillas for about 30 seconds.
  4. Spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray or add a sheet of foil and spray.
  5. Add ground beef, beans, and a bit of cheese to each tortilla.
  6. Wrap them tightly and place seem side down in the air fryer.
  7. Add a quick spray of cooking oil spray, such as olive oil cooking spray.
  8. Cook at 390 degrees for 12 minutes.
  9. Repeat for any additional tortillas.


This may take multiple batches depending on the amount that you plan to make and how large your air fryer is.

I highly suggest checking in on them at the halfway mark of cooking time to be sure they are cooking well, as all air fryers heat differently.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 207mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 11g

Nutritional information may vary based on what the amounts are that you use.


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  • Ryan

    February 24, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    Do not try. Terrible recipe. The taqitos wouldn’t stay rolled in the air fryer an you can’t wrap a corn tortilla tightly with out it cracking. Do not waste your time with this.

    1. Kristy

      February 25, 2020 at 8:07 am

      Sorry you had trouble, we make these once a week for lunches without any issue. Did you warm up the tortilla for 30 seconds to make it pliable? If you do not warm them up, they will crack, so they need to be warmed up before rolling.

  • Jocelyn

    March 5, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Do you heat up the refrigerator beans first?

    1. Kristy

      March 5, 2020 at 4:49 pm

      No, you don’t have to heat the refried beans first.

  • Tina

    May 4, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Can you make ahead in the air fryer then freeze or make ahead freeze then air fry?

    1. Kristy

      May 5, 2020 at 9:18 am

      I think you could, I would probably make them in the air fryer then freeze them.

  • Lisa

    October 18, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    This is the best recipe I’ve found so far. I love taquitos and will change up the ingredients pretty often by changing to chicken or add a thin layer of rice and/or tomatoes. Adding mushrooms is the bomb too! I cut these into long strips. Yes, you sure do have to heat up the corn tortilla’s or they will break up pretty bad. Thanks for another great air fryer recipe!

  • Kevin

    April 6, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    When it comes to warming the tortillas, do you do 30 seconds in the microwave? Wrap in foil and throw in airfryer? Wrap in foil and throw in oven?

    1. Kristy

      April 7, 2021 at 9:20 am

      I warm them in the microwave. They can be wrapped in foil for the air fryer or oven though. I just put them on a plate, my husband likes to wrap them in a paper towel then put them in the microwave.

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