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Air Fryer Taco Bowls

Air Fryer Taco Bowls. You might call them air fryer taco bowls or air fryer crispy basket burritos or even air fryer barquitas mini. Whatever your preferred recipe name, these bowls of heaven are AMAZING in the air fryer.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 587kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:


  • Place into a cake pan your minced beef and a tablespoon of Mexican seasoning and place the cake pan into the air fryer.
  • Cook for 10 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Stir your taco meat and scrape any bits of taco meat from the edge of your cake pan.
  • Add frozen corn, tinned tomatoes, garlic and the rest of the Mexican seasoning.
  • Cook for a further 3 minutes at 160c/320f.
  • Stir and add the beef taco meat into your taco boats. Add grated cheese to the top of them and place them in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for a further 2 minutes at 200c/400f to melt the cheese.
  • Serve.


We used a box of 12 Barquitas in this recipe from the Old El Paso range. I believe there are in some supermarkets. If you can’t get them use taco shells or make your own tortillas and transform them into boats.
I used frozen sweetcorn, but you could also use canned.
There is only a small amount of tinned tomatoes in this recipe as you don’t want a Bolognese. If its too dry you can add in extra. Or replace it with a salsa instead.
I recommend this Mexican seasoning, or you can make your own.
For quality minced beef (ground beef) I recommend Butcher Box they also deliver direct to your door with no delivery charge.
The cake pan we recommend is this one, its bigger than the classic air fryer baking pan and better in our opinion for air fryer cooking.


Calories: 587kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 689mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 392mg | Iron: 6.2mg
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