Can you make a frozen burrito in air fryer? Absolutely! Cooking frozen burritos in an air fryer makes for a fast breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can make El Monterey burritos in the air fryer, or any of your favorite burrito brands. Learn how long to cook frozen burritos in the air fryer, cooking temps, and more! Who needs a microwave when there’s an air fryer available?
We’re covering how to cook frozen burritos in the air fryer today. Airfrying frozen burritos is so easy, I’m surprised I haven’t done a post on this before now.
You’re going to love this because you can cook practically any microwave burrito in the air fryer. Enjoy an air fryer frozen breakfast burrito, or make a frozen bean burrito in the air fryer for a plant-based entrée.
Frozen burritos made in the air fryer become crisp and golden brown on the outside. They’re cooked to perfection in the middle. A microwave really can’t work the magic that happens when you air fry frozen burritos.
This air fryer frozen burrito recipe is another great example of how the air fryer can take the place of multiple appliances. It can do anything your toaster oven can do, and almost everything the oven can do as well!
If you have a small kitchen, the air fryer and Instant Pot are my top two picks for must-have kitchen gadgets. With these, you can do without most other kitchen appliances- including (maybe) an oven! You’ll save energy cooking foods like frozen burritos in the air fryer compared to the oven as well. [feast_advanced_jump_to]
- Preheat your Air Fryer to 400°F.
- Place frozen burritos into the air fryer basket, seam side facing up.
- Air Fry for 15 minutes, flipping every 5 minutes (2 times total). *Note 1.
- Carefully transfer to a plate and top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy immediately!
How To Make These Cook Up Crispy
Frozen Burrito in Ninja Foodi Air Fryer
It doesn’t matter what brand you might have at home. We have 3 different ones and they all work about the same, the biggest difference is the size of the basket itself.
I know you either have a few of these in your freezer now, or have in the past. They’re cheap dinners that my kids love too. When I was young we had these for dinner like a lot. Without a lot of money, and me being a picky eater, it meant that this was just a win.
Nowadays there are tons of different brands and fillings available. Before you really only had bean and cheese and that was about it. Nowadays we have bought beef, chicken, mild and spicy varieties. The timing below is for the “regular” type, not the jumbo varieties.
What are the best frozen burritos?
We chose Reser’s as you can see here, their bean and cheese is pretty good. Las Campanas and Red’s are pretty popular, followed by Don Miguel and Jose Ole burritos.
Typically people use a microwave and that’s that, maybe a convection oven. We personally like these in the air fryer so there’s a nice crunch on the outside of the tortilla.
The dips after they’re cooked of course!! You’ve gotta’ have salsa for sure, and guacamole + sour cream are winners in our book.
We will explain that in detail below in our recipe card! Just takes 15 minutes and is so much better than nuked in the microwave.
You can choose which type you like. There are spicy and mild varieties typically. Some have just beans and cheese where others include ground beef and chiles.
You can see how the outside gets lightly browned but the insides are still soft and gooey flowing out when cut.
Time needed: 15 minutes.
How to cook frozen burritos in an air fryer
Want to make things fun? Make an air fryer burrito bar with lots of options like we share here below. If you haven’t done this yet with your family it’s kinda’ like taco Tuesday but with the other favorite Mexican food item.
If you have heat lovers like I do at my house you could drizzle some Sriracha sauce over the top. Another one is warm up some enchilada sauce and use that for wet burritos.
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