Air Fryer Beef Taquitos using avocado oil. Versatile, so easy to make and made in a fraction of the time in the air fryer! Hope you try the recipe!
How is everyone feeling? This week has been a rough one for me. I’m tired and to be honest, feeling very unmotivated. I read this this morning and it totally resonated with me:
“We are living in a pandemic, people have lost people, their jobs, and so much more. The school situation is bonkers. We’re all doing the best we can. Many of us are buying what the store has or what we can barely afford. Or we’re serving only foods the kids eat with zero complaints, because we cannot deal with complaints. ⠀
Many of us are eating twice as much take out as we ever have. And it’s okay. This is not the time to get down on someone or yourself for doing the best you can. Of course it’s also totally fine if you’re cooking more than ever and loving it. It’s different for everyone. Your cheerleader,⠀
Jennifer”. Jennifer runs Kids Eat In Color.
Cooking more than ever and loving it? That was me last year. Yes, even in the midst of the start of the pandemic. I was ok. I was happy and cooking and keeping busy. I’ve hit a wall. I’m tired. I’ve been cooking non-stop since last March.
I’m trying to figure out why I am feeling this way. Usually, the beginning of a new year brings hope and joy. Yes, we are still living in a pandemic, my kids are still at home going to school virtually and we’re still waiting for our new house to be finished.
There’s a lot more going on behind the scenes. I miss my parents. Maybe reading some unwanted messages and emails from some of you didn’t help. Emails telling me to stick to food when I share a quote from Kamala Harris in one of my newsletters, or just emails from strangers going off on me because we have different beliefs and viewpoints.
Being a blogger right now is interesting. There’s no right or wrong way to approach it. I’m just trying to figure out how I want to move forward.
Just A Mom Trying To Get By
Yes, I make simple foods. I’ve been cooking my kids lunch and dinner almost every single day since last March. I’m tired. If I find a hack or something I like, dammit, I’m going to do it. Some of us need silly/fun things like the tortilla wrap hack to keep us going. If you don’t, you’re a better person than me. And they are delicious.
I did receive this message last week. It’s messages like these that keep Hip Foodie Mom, this blog, going, so to all of you who are kind and supportive, THANK YOU! I am so thankful for each and every one of you.
“Thank you for what you do. As a really busy OB/GYN physician and mom of 4 kids, I hated cooking until I stumbled upon your Instagram page. After working 30 straight and delivering a bunch of babies, I came home and made your lasagna for my son’s 15th birthday and he loved it. What’s amazing is that even though I don’t know you personally, you are able to make a difference for my family and for me. Thank you.” This was the sweetest message I’ve ever read and it brought me to tears.
We’re all in this together. We are all just doing our best. Let’s extend kindness and grace to each other. That’s truly all I hope for.
Air Fryer Beef Taquitos
These beauties brought me joy today because I fed my family and everyone ate them and was happy. Serve these with a side salad, some roasted veggies, or even some tortilla chips or a bag of Doritos. Do whatever you want. I am not here to judge you.
These taquitos are nothing new and they are extremely simple to make. A lot of you asked for more air fryer recipes so here it is. I’ve seen a lot of interesting air fryer recipes on social media, and for me, the benefit of the air fryer is to get crispy foods, using little to no oil at all. That’s it. And, a lot of air fryer recipes can be made in a fraction of the time like these air fryer beef taquitos.
Can you make them in the oven? Yes, you can but if you have an air fryer, they only take 8 minutes. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Beef Taquitos
- 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 2 to 3 tablespoons taco seasoning see link above
- 13 6" (or smaller) flour or whole wheat tortillas
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- avocado oil for brushing
- Serve with fresh salsa, sour cream and guacamole if desired
- Using a large skillet over medium high heat, heat the oil and after a few minutes, add the onions and cook until softened and translucent, and then add in the lean ground beef and cook until all browned. Sprinkle in the taco seasoning, evenly, all over the cooked ground beef. Mix together, taste and add more taco seasoning if needed.
- Prep your air fryer: Turn your air fryer on and set the temperature to 400 degrees. Your air fryer will need a few minutes to pre-heat.
- Assemble your taquitos: cover your tortillas with a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds. This step is not required but does help the tortillas to be more pliable. Working on a flat, clean surface or cutting board, lay down a tortilla and spoon in some of the ground beef mixture in a line going across the tortilla and top with some cheese. Roll the tortilla, starting from the bottom going up, as tightly as possible and set on a plate. Repeat with remaining tortillas until all of your ground beef mixture is gone.
- Brush each taquito with avocado or vegetable oil and lay down (tortilla flap side down) on your air fryer rack or into your air fryer drawer. Bake for about 8 minutes* or until crispy and browned on the outside. Rotate your trays halfway through. Serve with fresh salsa and sour cream and/or guacamole. Enjoy!