Beef and Cheese Taquitos

Beef and Cheese Taquitos

Beef and Cheese Taquitos

These air-fried taquitos have zero added fat and are full of protein-rich ground beef. Served alongside a creamy fire-roasted corn salad, it’s the perfect Mexican meal!

Beef and Cheese Taquitos

Beef and Cheese Taquitos Ingredients:

For Taquitos

  • 8 gluten-free tortillas
  • 1/2 lb. 96% lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa

 

For Street Corn Salad

  • 3 cups fire-roasted corn, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped jalapeño
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cojita cheese

Beef and Cheese Taquitos

Beef and Cheese Taquitos

Beef and Cheese Taquitos

Beef and Cheese Taquitos

Beef and Cheese Taquitos

Beef and Cheese Taquitos

These air-fried taquitos have zero added fat and are full of protein rich ground beef. Served alongside a creamy fire roasted corn salad, it’s the perfect Mexican meal!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: air fryer, Beef, gluten free, low calorie
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 481kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

For Taquitos

  • 8 gluten-free tortillas we used Udi's brand
  • 1/2 lb. 96% lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa

For Street Corn Salad

  • 3 cups fire roasted corn thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped jalapeño
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cojita cheese

Instructions

  • Stir together all ingredients for corn salad except cheese in a medium mixing bowl. Top with cojita cheese and refrigerate while preparing taquitos.
  • Heat ground beef in a medium skillet over medium heat and use a spatula to break up the beef into crumbles. Cook for 7 minutes. Drain and discard any liquid from the pan and stir in dry seasoning. Cool for 5 minutes. Stir in cheese. Spoon 2 tablespoons of beef/cheese mixture just below the center of a tortilla in a line. Tightly roll and place seam side down in the basket of the air fryer. Continue with 4 more tortillas. Secure basket in air fryer and fry at 380ºF for 8 minutes.
  • Remove taquitos using tongs and set aside on a plate. Continue with remaining tortillas. Divide salsa into 4 small sauce cups. Place 2 tortillas in 4 large compartments of MPOF teal containers with a cup of salsa. Scoop corn salad into 4 small compartments.

Notes

WW Smart Points= Green:22  Blue:18  Purple:18

Nutrition

Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.8g | Protein: 23.8g | Fat: 19.3g | Fiber: 12.3g
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