A fantastic way to use up a bit of leftover beans from last night's pot, these air fryer bean taquitos are a fast and easy snack or appetizer.  Perhaps you've made a pot of beans from our Perfect Pot of Beans recipe and you have some leftovers but not enough for a meal. Or maybe you've made refried beans and don't feel like freezing the leftovers. This is a simple way to use those leftover bits of beans in the fridge! 


  • Any leftover beans
  • additional cumin, chili powder and garlic powder to taste
  • Corn tortillas
  • Vegetable oil spray
  • Salsa, sour cream and/or guacamole for serving


  1. Warm up the tortillas so that they are pliable. I like to put them on a plate in the microwave with a damp towel on top and microwave for 30 seconds on high. Use fresh tortillas for this and keep them warm or they will crack like mine did.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 400. 
  3. Smash or puree the leftover beans. Add additional spices like cumin, chili powder and garlic powder if needed depending on how you cooked the beans in the first place.
  4. Spoon onto the middle of the tortilla.
  5. Roll the tortilla into cigar shape around the beans.
  6. Place the taquitos into the air fryer basket and spray lightly with cooking oil. 
  7. Cook for 7-9 minutes until they are lightly browned on the edges. 
  8. Remove and cool slightly before serving with salsa, sour cream and/or guacamole.

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