rolled and baked bean & cheese air fryer taquitos

Bean and Cheese Air Fryer Taquitos

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    Refried beans, black beans, sharp cheddar cheese, and cream cheese rolled in a soft corn tortilla and air fried into a crunchy and delicious taquito!


    Taquitos are one of my favorite Mexican foods! I love the crispy crunch of the tortillas on the outside and the gooey creaminess of the cheese on the inside - they’re such a satisfying snack!

    My mom used to buy us the chicken and cheese taquitos at Sam’s Club when we were kids. Talk about the ultimate after school snack! 

    This recipe is a vegetarian spin on the classic El Monterey Chicken and Cheese taquitos I grew up eating.

    ingredients for bean & cheese air fryer taquitos

    What Ingredients are Needed for Bean and Cheese Air Fryer Taquitos?

    Corn Tortillas: Six inch corn tortillas are the perfect size for taquitos.

    Refried Beans: Fat-free refried beans.

    Black Beans: Black or even pinto beans!

    Cream Cheese: Light cream cheese.

    Sharp Cheddar Cheese: A sharp white cheddar cheese.

    Taco Seasoning: Opt for a low sodium premade taco seasoning packet or make your own with chili powder, cumin, coriander, and garlic powder.

    unrolled bean & cheese air fryer taquitos

    Kitchen Tools Needed for this Recipe

    • Air fryer
    • Small saucepan
    • Cheese grater
    • Can opener

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    rolled and baked bean & cheese air fryer taquitos

    How to Make Bean and Cheese Air Fryer Taquitos

    Step One: Heat the refried beans and cream cheese on the stove until smooth and creamy. Add in the taco seasoning and stir well to combine.

    Step Two: Soften the tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds by placing them on a plate and covering them in a damp paper towel.

    Step Three: Top tortillas with refried bean mixture, black beans, and shredded cheese. Roll and place seam side down in a pre-greased air fryer. Lightly spray the tops of the tortillas with olive oil.

    Step Four: Fry for 6-7 minutes at 400° F.

    Step Five: Serve with optional garnishes and enjoy!

    rolled and baked bean & cheese air fryer taquitos

    Bean and Cheese Air Fryer Taquitos

    Refried beans, black beans, sharp cheddar cheese, and cream cheese rolled in a soft corn tortilla and air fried into a crunchy and delicious taquito!


    Prep time: 10 min |

    Cook time: 7 min |

    Total time: 17 min

    Cuisine: Mexican |

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup, fat-free refried beans (260g)
    • 4oz, light cream cheese
    • 1 tbsp, taco seasoning (15g)
    • 8 corn tortillas (6-inches)
    • ½ cup, sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (112g)
    • ½ cup, black beans, drained and rinsed (125g)
    • Greek yogurt, optional topping
    • Chopped tomatoes, optional topping
    • Chopped red onion, optional topping

    Directions:

    1. In a small saucepan, heat the refried beans over medium heat. After 2-3 minutes, add the cream cheese and stir until combined and creamy.
    2. Sprinkle in the taco seasoning and stir to combine.
    3. Place tortillas on a microwavable plate and layer a damp paper towel over them. Microwave for 30 seconds so tortillas become pliable. 
    4. Lay the tortillas on a flat surface and layer even portions of the cream cheese and refried bean mixture. 
    5. Top with black beans and shredded cheese, distributed evenly amongst the 8 tortillas.
    6. Roll tortillas and place seam side down in a lightly greased air fryer.*
    7. Spray taquitos lightly with olive oil. Fry at 400° F for 6-7 minutes.
    8. Serve with a dollop of greek yogurt, chopped tomatoes and diced red onion. Enjoy!
    Notes:
    1. Best if consumed day-of, however they will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat lightly re-air fry. Note, they will not be as crispy on the second or third day.
    2. *I like to line my airfryer with aluminum foil and then spray with olive oil.
    3. Don't skip step 3, or else the tortillas will crumble when you try to roll them!

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 2 taquitos

    Serves 4


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 300
    Total Fat 11g
      Saturated Fat 6g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 15mg
    Sodium 626mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39g
      Dietary Fiber 7g
      Sugars 0g
    Protein 14g

     

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    Author: Christine

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    Cuisine: Mexican

    Keywords: Air Fryer Recipe, Taquitos, Beans & Cheese


    Ratings and reviews (2)

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    Tricia
    1 month ago

    Great recipe! My family loved this and we ate it for dinner two nights in a row.

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    Lisa C
    1 month, 1 week ago

    Crispy and delicious, the filling is so good!

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