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Hey there, bean lovers! Today, let me introduce you to a deliciously crispy, flavor-packed snack that’s also vegan and easy to make. That’s the heavenly goodness of a homemade vegan black bean taquitos recipe cooked in the air fryer.

First off, let’s talk about the taste. These little rolls of deliciousness are packed with a savory black bean filling that’s been seasoned to perfection. Every bite is flavorful, and the crispy tortilla exterior adds the perfect crunch.

But here’s the best part: they are made in the air fryer. That means you get all the crispiness you crave without any of the guilt from deep-frying. It’s a healthier option that doesn’t compromise on taste. I absolutely love these taquitos as they are 100% vegan. 

Moreover, they are a fantastic meat-free option that even my non-vegan friends can’t get enough of. These taquitos are incredibly easy to make at home as no fancy ingredients or complicated steps are required. 

So, trust me, folks, these homemade vegan black bean taquitos recipe is a must-try if you want to satisfy yourself with those crispy and savory cravings. Let’s give this recipe a shot, and you will be hooked!

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Why You’ll Love This Black Bean Taquitos Recipe?

You will love this homemade vegan black bean taquito for many reasons. Let me break it down for you:

  • Easy to Make: This Vegan Black Bean Taquitos recipe is homemade and only requires 30 minutes and 8 ingredients.
  • Versatile and Customizable: They are vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free so that anyone can have them as a side dish or snack. These homemade taquitos pair perfectly with your favorite dips and sauces.
  • Beginner-Friendly: This recipe is super simple and perfect for beginners. No complicated techniques or fancy equipment are required to make them for busy weeknights or lazy weekends.
  • Delicious Crispy Texture: Thanks to the magic of the air fryer, these little rolls get perfectly crunchy on the outside while staying soft and delicious on the inside. 
  • Packed with Flavor: Despite being vegan, these taquitos are bursting with savory, mouth-watering flavors. The black bean filling is seasoned with mix of spices and herbs, ensuring every bite is an explosion of taste.

With all these fantastic reasons, it’s easy to see why this black bean taquitos air fryer recipe is a must-try. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s start cooking and preparing this recipe to fall in love with its crispy and flavorful bites.

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Ingredients Needed to Prepare Vegan Black Bean Taquitos

To prepare this recipe, you will need just a few simple ingredients to make these delicious, crispy, homemade vegan black bean taquitos. Let’s have a look at the list of ingredients so that we can collect them and start making our recipe ASAP:

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  • Black Beans: Beans are the main ingredient for this homemade vegan recipe. These are packed with protein and fiber, providing the perfect base for our flavorful filling.
  • Vegan Shredded Cheese: We will use a melty vegan cheese variety to give these taquitos that ooey-gooey cheesy goodness that adds a delicious creaminess to the filling.
  • Red Onion: A little bit of diced red onion adds a subtle crunch and zest to the mix.
  • Fresh Cilantro: This bright and fragrant herb is a must for adding that authentic Mexican flavor profile.
  • Chili Powder, Cumin, and Garlic Powder: This trio of spices is what really brings the flavor fiesta to life. They add warmth, earthiness, and depth to the black bean filling.
  • Corn or Flour Tortillas: These are the vessels that hold our delicious filling together. You can use either use corn or flour tortillas according to your preference or dietary needs.

Note: See the recipe card for complete information on ingredient quantities.

With just these simple ingredients list, you can whip up a batch of mouthwatering vegan taquitos for you and your loved ones that will impress others with the combination of flavors and textures.

How to Make Black Bean Taquitos in Air Fryer?

As you get familiar with preparing this vegan black bean taquito recipe, look no further than these. It’s time to see how to whip up this recipe that will soon become your obsession to eat as a snack.

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Step1: Prepare the Filling

In a medium bowl, combine the drained and rinsed black beans. Use a fork or a potato masher to lightly mash half of the beans, leaving the other half uncooked for texture.

Step 2: Season the Filling

After preparing the filling, it’s time to season the filling. Add the vegan shredded cheese, diced red onion, chopped fresh cilantro, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder to the mashed bean mixture. Give everything a good stir until well combined.

Step 3: Assemble the Taquitos

Take one tortilla and place it on a flat surface in front of you. Scoop about 2-3 tablespoons of the black bean filling onto the lower third of the tortilla, forming a small log shape.

Step 4: Roll Them Up

As the filling is ready and all the ingredients are assembled. Fold the two sides of the tortilla inwards, then tightly roll it up from the bottom to the top, enclosing the filling inside. Repeat this process with the remaining tortillas and filling.

Step 5: Prepare for Air Frying

Arrange the rolled taquitos in a single layer in the air fryer basket or tray, making sure they don’t touch. You may need to work in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

Set the air fryer to 400°F (200°C) and air fry the taquitos for 8-10 minutes, flipping them over halfway through cooking until they’re crispy and golden brown on all sides.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

Once the taquitos are done, remove them from the air fryer and let them cool slightly. Serve them warm with your favorite dips or sauces, such as salsa, guacamole, or vegan sour cream.

That’s it! These simple instructions will help you make the most delicious and crispy vegan black bean taquitos right in your air fryer. So, let’s hop on to Instagram and see how people are making their own spin on this delicious recipe.

While looking at the making process, I get mouthwatering due to creative filling variations and all sorts of fun toppings and dipping sauces. If you scroll more, you will see the unique takes of people on this vegan-friendly, crispy snack sensation. I assure you that the creativity of home cooks will wow you. 

My Tips to Make Perfect Air Fryer Taquitos

Achieving crispy, golden perfection with your air fryer taquitos is easier than you think. I have some tried-and-true tips to help you perfectly make this recipe every single time.

Now, let me share my personal tips for making the most delicious air fryer taquitos:

  • Don’t Overcrowd the Air Fryer

You will want to leave space between each taquito for that perfect crispness. Refrain from overstuffing the air fryer basket; work in batches if necessary. This ensures even air circulation and thorough crisping on all sides.

  • Serve Fresh 

Leftovers don’t keep well, so I’d recommend making these taquitos right before you plan on eating them. Trust me; they are at their best when freshly made and piping hot.

  • Homemade Taco Seasoning

Suppose you don’t have pre-made taco seasoning, no worries! You can easily make your own by combining chili powder, cumin, onion powder, dried oregano, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. A little DIY seasoning mix goes a long way.

  • Dairy-Free Cheese Options

My go-to dairy-free cheese brands for these taquitos are Violife and Chao. Their cheddar and Monterey jack varieties work like a charm. If you’re not vegan, feel free to use regular cheese.

  • Don’t Drain the Black Beans

The liquid from the beans will help thicken the mixture and act as a binding agent, so make sure everything sticks together perfectly.

By following these simple tips, you will be well on your way to achieving taquito perfection in your air fryer. Trust me; the crispy, flavorful results will be worth it.

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Variations People Do With Black Bean Taquitos Recipe

People really let their creativity shine when it comes to these delicious black bean taquitos. From spicy twists to veggie-packed variations, let’s explore some fun takes on this fan-favorite recipe.

We will see now what people have experienced while making this dish and putting their own spin on it. First, we have a recipe for Air Fryer Taquitos with Chipotle Aioli (optional salad) shared by a Reddit user.

Air fryer taquitos with chipotle aioli (salad optional)
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Next, we have an Instagram recipe for Air Fryer Sweet Potato & Black Bean Taquitos.

As you can see, the possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing these crispy, flavorful taquitos. Moreover, if you’re looking to add some heat, pack in extra veggies or try a new dipping sauce to get creative and make the recipe your own.

How to serve air-fried black bean taquitos?

Serving these crispy air-fried black bean taquitos is all about the dips and toppings. A good dip is necessary, like a zesty vegan queso or a spicy jalapeño salsa for those who crave a kick.

For a family-friendly option, try drizzling them with a cremé made by thinning dairy-free sour cream with tangy lime juice. Top them with creamy avocado slices for an extra-fresh touch. You can also use Mexican-inspired sauces and garnishes to take these handheld treats to the next level of deliciousness.

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Homemade Vegan Black Bean Taquitos Air Fryer Recipe

Crispy, flavorful black bean-filled taquitos made in the air fryer for a healthier twist on a classic Mexican snack.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican, vegan
Servings 1
Calories 150 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Fork or Potato Masher
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cutting board and knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup canned black beans drained but not rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons vegan shredded cheese
  • 1 tablespoon diced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • 2 small corn or flour tortillas

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, combine the drained and rinsed black beans. Use a fork or a potato masher to lightly mash half of the beans, leaving the other half uncooked for texture.
  • After preparing the filling, it’s time to season the filling. Add the vegan shredded cheese, diced red onion, chopped fresh cilantro, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder to the mashed bean mixture. Give everything a good stir until well combined.
  • Take one tortilla and place it on a flat surface in front of you. Scoop about 2-3 tablespoons of the black bean filling onto the lower third of the tortilla, forming a small log shape.
  • As the filling is ready and all the ingredients are assembled. Fold the two sides of the tortilla inwards, then tightly roll it up from the bottom to the top, enclosing the filling inside. Repeat this process with the remaining tortillas and filling.
  • Arrange the rolled taquitos in a single layer in the air fryer basket or tray, making sure they don’t touch. You may need to work in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Set the air fryer to 400°F (200°C) and air fry the taquitos for 8-10 minutes, flipping them over halfway through cooking until they’re crispy and golden brown on all sides.
  • Once the taquitos are done, remove them from the air fryer and let them cool slightly. Serve them warm with your favorite dips or sauces, such as salsa, guacamole, or vegan sour cream.

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Notes

  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer for best crispness.
  • Serve fresh for optimal texture.
  • Use the liquid from the canned beans to help bind the filling.

Disclosure: This video isn’t mine; I included it to provide a visual guide for making Vegan Black Bean Taquitos Air Fryer Recipe. I plan to create my own tutorial video in the future when I have a larger budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

What dipping sauces go well with black bean taquitos?

Ooh, dipping sauces can really boost the taste of your taquitos. Classic options include guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. Try a tangy cilantro-lime sauce or a creamy chipotle aioli for a twist, and add a flavor that complements the black beans perfectly.

Can I make gluten-free black bean taquitos?

Definitely! Just use gluten-free tortillas and check that any added spices or sauces are gluten-free. You will have delicious, crispy taquitos that fit your dietary needs.

How long do I cook black bean taquitos in the air fryer?

For the best results, cook your black bean taquitos at 400°F for 8-10 minutes. Make sure to turn them halfway through to ensure even crisping. If you like them extra crispy, you can add a minute or two, but keep an eye on them to prevent burning.

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