Air Fried Tacos

Here’s the full recipe for Air Fried Tacos:


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 5 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (such as cheddar or Mexican blend)
  • Salsa (red salsa works well)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Flour tortillas, cut in half
  • 2 eggs, beaten (to seal the tacos)
  • Salsa or sour cream, for dipping


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet with the ground beef. Cook until the onions are softened and translucent.
  3. Add the cream cheese to the skillet and stir until melted and combined with the beef mixture.
  4. Stir in the shredded cheese until melted and well incorporated.
  5. Remove the skillet from heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly.
  6. Preheat your air fryer to 380°F (190°C).
  7. Take a half of a flour tortilla and place a spoonful of the beef and cheese mixture in the center.
  8. Fold the tortilla over the filling to create a taco shape. Use a toothpick to secure if needed.
  9. Dip the folded side of the taco in the beaten egg, then place it in the air fryer basket, seam side down.
  10. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.
  11. Air fry the tacos at 380°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking, until the tortillas are golden and crispy.
  12. Serve the air fried tacos hot, with salsa or sour cream for dipping.

Enjoy your delicious air fried tacos!

Sure, here are some popular questions and their answers related to Air Fried Tacos:

Q: Can I use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas for air fried tacos? A: Yes, you can use corn tortillas if you prefer. Just make sure they are soft and pliable to fold easily. You may need to warm them slightly before filling and folding.

Q: How do I prevent the tacos from opening during air frying? A: To prevent the tacos from opening during air frying, you can use toothpicks to secure the folded edge before dipping them in the beaten egg. Make sure to remove the toothpicks before serving.

Q: Can I make vegetarian air fried tacos? A: Absolutely! You can substitute the ground beef with cooked lentils, black beans, or your favorite meat alternative. Just make sure to season the filling well for flavor.

Q: Can I add extra toppings to the tacos before air frying? A: Yes, feel free to add extra toppings such as diced tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, or olives to the tacos before air frying. Just keep in mind that too many toppings may make it difficult to seal the tacos properly.

Q: How do I store leftover air fried tacos? A: Allow any leftover tacos to cool completely, then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat them in the air fryer or oven until heated through before serving.

These are just a few common questions that may arise when making air fried tacos. Feel free to ask if you have any more questions!