Skinny Egg Roll Taquitos (Air Fryer or Baked)


Asian meets Mexican with these fantastic taquitos! Who says you can’t use egg rolls instead of tortillas? These egg rolls are stuffed with a taco filling and rolled up. Not only do they make a delicious dinner, but they’re also a fun appetizer.  Each egg roll taquito has 111 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 3 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 3 Green

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes


Ingredients

1 pound extra-lean ground beef, see shopping tips

1 cup onions, diced

1 (1 oz) packet taco seasoning, I like Lawry’s or Mc Cormick

⅔ cup water

1 cup frozen corn, defrosted or fresh

8 Egg Roll Wrappers, I used 1 pkg of Twin Dragons,  see shopping tips

1 cup light cheddar cheese  or light Mexican blend

Olive oil spray


Ingredients for Dipping: optional

Skinny ranch

Salsa

Guacamole


Instructions

1. In a large nonstick pan, add ground beef and onions. Cook, breaking up the beef into a crumble. Continue to brown the beef until cooked through. Drain any fat from pan. Stir in taco seasonings, and water. Bring to a boil, turn down to low heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in 1 cup corn. Note-you’ll only use 1 cup taco meat for this recipe. Freeze the remaining for another use, see tips below. 

2. Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees.

3. Lay 1 egg roll wrapper out flat. Add a little water around the rim of the egg roll. Add 2 tablespoons of beef mixture on one side of egg roll. Top with 1 tablespoon of cheese. Start with the end where the meat is and tightly roll up to form a taquito. Continue rolling the remaining ones.

4. Spray the top with a little olive oil spray. Cook in air fryer for 5-6 minutes, turn over and continue to cook for about 5 minutes until desired crispy. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you might have to cook in 2 batches.

To Bake Them: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray a little olive oil spray.  Lay egg rolls seam side down on a prepared pan. Lightly spray tops of egg rolls with olive oil spray.  Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden and crispy.

Makes 8 egg roll taquitos. 


Shopping Tips

Egg roll wrappers can be found in most supermarkets along with Target.  I usually use Twin Dragons or Nasoya.

Most supermarkets sell extra lean ground beef. I used the 96% lean ground beef from Trader Joe’s. Or, I like to use lean grass-fed ground beef.


Freezer Tips
Freeze the remaining taco meat. You can use it to make these taquitos again or to make tacos or taco salad.

Freeze unused egg roll wrappers for up to 6 months. The best way is to separate them using waxed or parchment paper before freezing, This is to prevent sticking together when thawing.  Store in a freezer bag.


WW Freestyle SmartPoints
3-Blue
WW SmartPoints
3-Green
WW Points Plus 3

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 egg roll taquito
118 calories, 2g fat, 1g sat fat, 13mg chol, 8g prot, 17g carbs, 0g fiber, 165mg sod, 1g sugar

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!