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Crispy Beef Tacos - Air Fryer
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
These crispy beef tacos are like the ones I had as a kid, but easier to eat. By toasting fresh tortillas on the stove, in the oven or air fryer, they stay together rather than shattering into pieces when you bite into them.
Course: Entrées, Sandwiches
Cuisine: mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: Beef, Sandwiches
Servings: 10 (8-inch) tacos
Calories: 463 kcal
  • pounds ground beef
  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper seeded and minced
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 15-ounce can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • ½ cup beef stock or water
  • 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese 12 ounces
  • 10 8-inch flour tortillas
  • Vegetable oil
For Serving:
  • Avocado Crema
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa Fresca
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and onion and cook until the beef is cooked through and no longer pink. Drain off the grease and return the beef to the skillet.
  2. Add the taco seasoning and Jalapeño pepper to the skillet and sauté for a couple of minutes until the seasoning is fragrant. Stir in the pinto beans and sprinkle in the flour. Cook, stirring to distribute the flour well, for a minute or two. Add the diced tomatoes and beef stock (or water). Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Lay the tortillas out on the counter. Sprinkle some of the cheese on half of each tortilla. Divide the beef mixture between the tortillas and top with the remaining cheese. Fold the tortilla in the half.
  4. Brush each side of the tortillas with olive oil. Air-fry at 400°F for 5 minutes. Flip the tortillas over and air-fry an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown on each side. Transfer the tacos on a plate lined with paper towel for a few minutes before serving.

  5. Serve the tacos warm and top with salsa, sour cream or avocado fresca as desired.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Beef Tacos - Air Fryer
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 463 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 738mg31%
Potassium 521mg15%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 479IU10%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 333mg33%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.