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Air Fryer Pulled Pork Taquitos

Air fryer taquitos with a flavorful cheesy filling using leftover pulled pork. Make these crispy taquitos for a fun dinner on taco night, game day food, or gluten-free snack.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 people
Calories 187 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp diced pickled jalapeno drained
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • 1 tsp salt-free Mexican seasoning blend such as McCormick Perfect Pinch or Mrs. Dash (see Notes)
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 4 oz shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • ~7 oz pulled pork shredded well
  • cooking spray
  • 16 yellow corn tortillas
  • condiment of choice such as sour cream, guacamole, and salsa


  • Heat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Heat a medium, nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add a tortilla, spritz both sides with cooking spray, and heat until softened on both sides. Transfer to a dish and cover with a lightly moistened paper towel to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  • In a bowl, combine the jalapeno, salsa, seasonings, pork, and cheese.
  • Take a ~2 tablespoons filling and pack down the middle of a tortilla. Take one side of the tortilla and roll over the filling, using your fingers to get a tight roll, then roll up the rest of the tortilla around the filling creating the ~¾-inch diameter taquito.
  • Put taquitos in the basket of the air fryer in a single layer (this will require cooking in 2-3 batches depending on the size of your air fryer basket). Cook 5-6 minutes until tortillas are crispy and golden.
  • Serve with condiments of choice, such as sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.


Softening the tortillas and very lightly toasting is necessary so they do not fall apart when rolled.
If a Mexican seasoning blend is not available, simply substitute 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp chili powder, and 1/4 tsp garlic powder.
If using a Mexican seasoning blend that contains salt, decrease or omit the kosher salt (tasting for seasoning is always recommended).
Calorie estimation is approximate. Calculation is for 2 taquitos per person and does not include condiment.


Calories: 187kcal (9%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword air fryer taquitos, leftover pulled pork, pork taquitos
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