Air Fryer Beef Enchiladas are a delicious twist on traditional enchiladas, made with a crispy air fried shell and savory beef filling.
This is my favorite beef enchilada recipe. They are so easy to make in the air fryer and you can add anything you want to make it a very special dinner, for the entire family. Today, I give you my favorite, Air Fryer Beef Enchiladas Recipe.
If you have never made enchiladas, they are super simple, and the flavor is awesome. The recipe blends the traditional Mexican flavors, but with the ease of the air fryer.
Growing up, I would usually surprise my kids with a batch or two every month. They love this recipe, and they love creating their own creations. I used to use muffin tins and fill out all of the with toppings, so they could truly create their own masterpieces. This really helps with picky eaters, especially when children are small.
Easy Air Fryer Beef Enchiladas
If you have never prepared an enchilada before, this is a great and easy recipe to start with. An enchilada is simply a tortilla wrapped around a filling and then covered with enchilada sauce. The filling can be anything from chicken, cheese, beans, potatoes, vegetables, or today’s recipe, beef.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Beef Enchiladas
- Lean ground beef
- Taco seasoning
- Tortillas, either flour or corn
- Black beans
- Diced tomatoes with green chiles
- Sour Cream
- Mexican cheese or Queso Fresco
- Enchilada sauce
How To Make Beef Enchiladas In Air Fryer
Start by using a skillet and browning your meat, add the taco seasoning, and cook per the package instructions. Drain the meat, of any fat. Then add your browned ground meat to a large mixing bowl, and add in the diced tomatoes, and black beans. Mix well.
Add some filling to the tortilla. Then top with the shredded cheese.
Roll the tortilla up and place it into the air fryer basket. Brush on the enchilada sauce.
Set the temperature to 350 degrees F, for about 5 to 8 minutes. Let cool slightly, before serving. Add your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I Use Foil in the Air Fryer?
Yes! This is a great recipe to use, foil in, as you can create a pocket for the enchiladas to rest in, and then just pour the sauce over. Just remember to use caution when using foil in an air fryer, as you do not want any touching the heating element. And as always check with your manufacturer’s owner’s manual, before using foil.
Make-Ahead, Freezing, and Reheating Instructions:
If you want to make these the night before, here are the simple instructions. Simply place them covered in the refrigerator then, when you are ready to make them, just pop them into the air fryer.
If you have any enchiladas left over, simply place them in an airtight container and set them in the refrigerator. They will last about 3 to 4 days.
If you would like to freeze them, let them cool to room temperature, and then place them in an airtight container. Then place them in the freezer, they will last about 2 months. When you want to use it, just leave it in the refrigerator to defrost, and then air fry them from there.
What Do You Serve with Enchiladas?
I usually serve a simple Mexcian Rice, if you have an Instant Pot, this makes a very easy side. The Instant Pot will be cooking, while the Air Fryer is doing its thing, here are a couple of my favorite recipes:
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Air Fryer Beef Enchiladas
- 1 pound ground beef, lean
- 1 package taco seasoning
- 8 tortillas, corn or flour
- 1 cup black beans
- 1 cup tomatoes, diced with green chiles
- 1/2 cup Mexican cheese
- 2 cups enchilada sauce
Optional Toppings: Sour Cream, cilantro, sliced avocados, etc.
- Start by using a skillet and browning your meat, add the taco seasoning, and cook per the package instructions.
- Drain the meat, of any fat.
- Then add your browned ground meat to a large mixing bowl, add in the diced tomatoes, and black beans. Mix well.
- Add some filling to the tortilla. Then top with the shredded cheese.
- Roll the tortilla up and place it into the air fryer basket.
- Brush on the enchilada sauce.
- Set the temperature to 350 degrees F, for about 5 to 8 minutes.
- Let cool slightly, before serving.
- Add your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
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