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 are a wonderful easy go-to for lunch or dinner and they are easy to customize for each individual taste and ingredient preference. In this case, we will focus on beef and bean.
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?
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?
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.
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
- 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
- Begin by preparing the ground beef if it isn't already.
- Brown the meat on medium-high heat and add in the taco seasoning per the instructions on the package.
- Once you are done with the meat, heat up the corn tortillas for about 30 seconds in the microwave, this will make them pliable.
- Spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray or add a sheet of foil and spray.
- Add ground beef, beans, and a bit of cheese to each tortilla.
- Wrap them tightly and place seem side down in the air fryer.
- Add a quick spray of cooking oil spray, such as olive oil cooking spray.
- Cook at 390 degrees for 12 minutes.
- Repeat for any additional tortillas.
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.
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.
Do you heat up the refrigerator beans first?
No, you don’t have to heat the refried beans first.
Can you make ahead in the air fryer then freeze or make ahead freeze then air fry?
I think you could, I would probably make them in the air fryer then freeze them.
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!
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?
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.
You should specify this in the recipe. I think that’s why so many people had issues with it.
You just say heat tortillas for 30 seconds.
Good point!! Updated to clarify.
Delicious Recipe! Make sure that you heat the tortillas so they fold nicely.
Great recipe! Thank you. I used Siete Cassava Flour tortillas and it worked out great. If you need grain free, these work. I put just a little bit of olive oil spray on the tortillas before I heat them for 15 to 18 seconds in the microwave. They roll very easily then and did not crack or fall apart.
Amos Heath says
I like to warm my tortillas in the microwave between moistened paper towels. That little bit of moisture really makes them soft and pliable. Thanks for the recipe.
John McTier says
I have been cooking Baja style Mexican food for about 50 years. Theses taquitos (rolled tacos, in So Cal) looked way over cooked. The degree of hardness of the shell can be controlled by cooking time. Harder darker shells
( dorados) longer time higher temps. Using corn tortillas are best when slightly heated, with a little “oil” or butter for pliability. Roll the softened tortilla and filling like a cigarette ( or other smoking item). A paste of flour and water can be used to keep the taquitos together. Warming the tortillas then placing them in foil, created steam. The steam cooling, created a rubber like texture. Short of using toothpicks, this method works best and created a more authentic “Mexican” taste.