I love having recipes for easy-to-make snacks that I can enjoy throughout the day. Having an air fryer makes cooking so much quicker and easier, meaning that trying new things is not as intimidating anymore. If you haven’t had some fresh, homemade taquitos, you are really missing out. Don’t worry though, if you want to give this snack a try, you can easily make taquitos in an air fryer. These questions are probably in your mind right now. How long to cook taquitos in air fryer? What temp to air fry taquitos? In this guide, I like to touch on them and share tips on the recipe for making taquitos in an air fryer.
The best temperature to air fry taquitos in the air fryer will have to be 380 degrees Fahrenheit. When you cook taquitos in the air fryer at 380, you can expect a perfectly cooked and delicious taquito that is golden and crunchy on the outside with a savory filling inside. This recipe is for crunchy taquitos, sort of like chips and dip but pre-made. Some people like their taquitos to have a softer exterior, but I believe they are best when served with more crispness on the outside.
Taquitos don’t take very long to cook, so this is a snack that you can prepare easily if you are looking for a quick bite. Once everything is prepared and ready to be cooked, taquitos only take about 10 minutes to cook in the air fryer at 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Preparation might add a bit of time to the process, but if you have the filling premade and ready, it will save you some time.
Don’t be afraid to try new temperatures when it comes to cooking taquitos, you can raise and lower the temperature with minimal problems. If you raise the temperature of your air fryer to 405 degrees Fahrenheit, your taquitos will be cooked in about 6 minutes or so with a crunchier exterior. A downside would be that the fillings inside might dry out a little and the outside might be crunchier. If that doesn’t sound like a problem to you, cooking at 405 degrees might be a good option if you are looking for a quicker cooking time.
If you lower the temperature of your air fryer to 355 degrees, your taquitos will be done in about 14 minutes. Lower temperatures will cause the baking time to increase, but you won’t have to worry about drying out as much. You may not get taquitos that have a crunchy exterior though. It will probably be a little softer, maybe even chewy. So try to use a higher temperature if that sounds unappetizing to you.
Taquitos are a great savory snack to eat when you want something delicious and easy to make. Whether you want to make them as snacks or as the main course of dinner, you can easily find many recipes for making taquitos on the internet. But I like to use this easy beef and cheese taquitos recipe. And here’s how to cook taquitos in air fryer.
Go to the store and buy corn tortillas, ground beef, salsa, cheese, refried beans, cream cheese, spinach, seasonings, cooking spray, and parchment paper.
Start by placing the cream cheese, salsa, and spinach in a bowl and mix until everything is combined (use as much or as little as you like). On the stove, begin to cook the ground beef until it’s brown. Next, take the cooked beef and refried beans and add them to the mixture in the bowl.
Season everything well and taste to make sure it’s to your liking.
On a skillet, cook the corn tortillas for 20 seconds on each side
Lay the tortillas out flat and place a line of filling in the middle. Roll the tortilla up until it forms a cylinder shape. Spray a thin layer of olive oil on the top.
Cut out a piece of parchment paper to fit in the bottom of the air fryer for easy cleanup later. Set the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the taquitos in the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes, shaking occasionally. After air frying them, remove them from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes. Enjoy!
This meal in general does not take very long to cook, so making taquitos from frozen will increase the cooking time, but not by much. If you made a few extra taquitos for later, it’s best to keep them frozen to preserve the quality until you are ready to eat them. That being said, they will take a little bit longer to cook because of the added moisture from being frozen. It takes 12 to 14 minutes to cook frozen taquitos in the air fryer at 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
Everybody has a different preference for how they like their taquito to taste, so keep an eye on them to make sure you don’t cook them for too much or too little time. If you plan on air frying some frozen taquitos, here are the steps to cook the frozen taquitos in the air fryer.
As is the case with most foods that are served the next day, the quality of your taquitos will go down as well. They usually end up softer and a little soggy due to the moisture from being wrapped up. Thankfully, the air fryer can help to renew the same desirable qualities your taquitos had the previous day. Just set your air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit, place your leftover taquitos inside the basket, and cook for about 3-5 minutes. If you want crunchier taquitos, cook for the longest time of 5 minutes. If you want them to be a little softer, cook for the shortest amount of time at 3 minutes.
Taquitos are great on their own. But you can always make them better with some tips here.
Adding a dipping sauces of your liking will surely make them taste even better. If you like a sweet sourish taste, add some marinara sauce is going to do the trick. If you like some spiciness, considering dipping them in some homemade hot buffalo chili.
Taquitos can be really versatile. You can change the filling to anything you can imagine. considering switching the meat to chicken or pork if that’s what you like. If you like some vegetarian taquitos, leave out the meat. Just put some potatoes will do.
Air fryers can be very helpful when it comes to cooking, and this newer appliance has proved time and time again just how helpful it can be in the kitchen. And making taquitos in an air fryer is really so easy. You ought to try it yourself. I hope this guide has provided some useful tips on how to make taquitos in the air fryer.