Vegan taquitos with jackfruit – in the air fryer or oven!
Vegan taquitos are stuffed with jackfruit carnitas and melty non-dairy cheese. Serve them with guacamole, salsa, and/or vegan sour cream for dipping. It's a hand-held snack that the whole family will love! Makes 14 taquitos.
If you plan on baking the taquitos, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pre-heat the oven to 420 degrees. If you are air frying, skip this step.
Bring a non-stick skillet to a medium heat. Put one corn tortilla onto the skillet. Warm one side for a minute or so. Then flip the corn tortilla and warm that side as well.
Once the corn tortilla is warm and pliable, move it to a plate. Put another corn tortilla onto the skillet.
While the second tortilla warms, fill the first one. Put 2 Tablespoons of jackfruit carnitas in a single row across the tortilla. The row should be closer to one edge, off from center. Then put 2 teaspoons of shredded non-dairy cheese next to the jackfruit carnitas in a row.
Grab the end of the tortilla, and fold it over the row of jackfruit carnitas & non-dairy cheese. Tuck it underneath the jackfruit, so that it's firmly holding onto it, like a hug. Then continue to roll the tortilla, until it's shaped like a cigar.
If you're using an air fryer, put the taquito seam side down into the air fryer basket. If you're using the oven, put the taquito seam side down onto a parchment paper covered baking sheet.
Continue heating the tortillas, filling, and rolling them until all of the taquitos are made.
FOR THE AIR FRYER: You won't be able to fit all 14 taquitos into the air fryer basket at once. So you'll need to air fry in batches. Line the taquitos in an even layer in the air fryer basket next to each other, allowing some room for air flow. Don't stack taquitos on top of each other. They won't brown that way. Give the taquitos a quick spray of oil. Air fry the taquitos at 400 degrees for 9 minutes. I don't recommend flipping them, because they may not be fully sealed yet.
FOR THE OVEN: If you're baking the taquitos, give them space between each taquito for proper browning. Give the taquitos a quick spray of oil. Bake the taquitos at 420 degrees for 15 minutes. I don't recommend flipping them, because they may not be fully sealed yet.
You'll know the taquitos are ready when the edges are turning brown, and the center of each taquito feels firm to the touch. Carefully remove them from the oven or air fryer. They will be hot.
Serve with guacamole, salsa, and/or vegan sour cream.
The cooked taquitos re-heat well in the air fryer. To re-heat fully-cooked refrigerated taquitos, air fry at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. To re-heat frozen taquitos, air fry at 400 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes, stopping once to flip half-way through.