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Air Fryer Pulled Pork Taquitos

Erica
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 3 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

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

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.
Keyword air fryer taquitos, leftover pulled pork, pork taquitos