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Taco Bell Wontons

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Move over steamed wontons; these incredible Air Fryer Taco Bell Wontons are the perfect pairing for homemade tacos.

Delicious cooked seasoned beef and cheese stuffed into a wonton (or eggroll) shell makes an excellent dipper for all your favorite sauces. 

tiktok taco bell wontons ready to be dipped into sauce.

Why you will love making Air Fryer Wontons

Great Mexican Appetizer – These taco wontons are a perfect Taco Tuesday dinner and a fantastic party platter option. Easy to customize with different proteins (ground beef, sausage, or shredded chicken), this is a fantastic non-boring finger food recipe.

This viral recipe will remind you of heading out to a food truck but at home in your own kitchen!

An excuse to break out the air fryer – I often find that I only break out the pressure cooker and air fryer when it’s dinner time, but this budget-friendly recipe is a great excuse to use it for a snack or appetizer as well.

 Ingredients: 

  • Taco meat (cooked) – We recommend using a Taco Bell packet of Taco seasoning to give that authentic fast food taste
  • Shredded cheese – There are many cheese options for making wonton tacos. Try a mixed Mexican-style cheese or something with a cheddar blend. 
tiktok wonton ingredients.
  • Wonton wrappers or egg roll wrappers- In the original tiktok video, they used EGG ROLL WRAPPERS, but we had leftover wonton wrappers from our TikTok S’mores Samasos recipe and used the rest of those. They are SMALLER than egg roll wrappers, so they hold less of the wonton filling. You can use either one.
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • Favorite toppings – We suggest a variety of dipping options for taco night! Try salsa, sour cream, air fryer salsa Verde, sweet chili sauce, or hot sauce. 

Changes we made to the original viral tiktok recipe: The original video we saw used egg roll wrappers, so these wonton wrappers are much smaller.

You can see the viral tiktok video, which recommends this recipe as a college or teen-friendly recipe, here.

Our thoughts on this tiktok trend: Fried taco bell wontons are pretty good! They are crispy on the outside and hot on the inside; They are excellent dipped in salsa, bean dip, and/or sour cream. 

tiktok taco wonton recipe dipped in salsa.

How to make Taco Bell Wontons

  1. Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 375 degrees. 
  2. Working with one wonton wrapper at a time, fill with one teaspoon taco meat and one teaspoon cheese.
  3. Wet your finger and use that to wet the edge of the wonton wrapper.
  4. Fold the wrapper and seal it shut. Repeat until all wontons are filled. 
folding air fryer wontons.
  1. Working in batches, place wontons into an air fryer basket.
  2. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Each Air Fryer will have its terminology for air fryer. We are using a Ninja Foodi, and it’s called “air crisp.” Air Crisp (or air fry) for 7 minutes at 375 degrees.
  4. Remove from basket and repeat until all wontons are cooked. 
  5. Serve with delicious custom toppings or dipping sauce like sour cream and salsa. 
easy tiktok viral recipe for taco bell wontons.

Are wonton wrappers and egg roll wrappers the same? 

Wonton wrappers are smaller than egg roll wrappers but are made from the same dough ingredients. They are interchangeable in many recipes but not ALL (like ones that steam). For air-fried taco wontons, either wrapper type can be used. 

Expert Tips

Wonton wrappers tend to be small, but you can stuff a lot of flavor into a wonton recipe! Flavor the meat with chopped green chilies, cloves garlic, pepper flakes, and black pepper to make every bite delicious. 

Meat Fillings – We love using ground pork or leftover chicken in quick homemade wontons, but you can enjoy these meatless as well. Just stuff full of refried beans and cheese and seal well. 

middle of beef wonton.
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Air Fryer Taco Wontons (TikTok Viral)


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Move over Taco Bell -Use the Air Fryer for delicious beef and cheese-filled fried wontons (without the grease!) this easy delicious, and kid-friendly meal is done quickly and is an amazing TikTok Viral recipe perfect as an appetizer or snack.

Equipment

  • air fryer
  • non-stick cooking spray

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup taco meat cooked and seasoned
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican Cheese
  • 24 wonton wrappers larger egg roll wrappers can be used too
  • dipping sauces

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 375 degrees. 
  • Working with one wonton wrapper at a time, fill with 1 teaspoon taco meat and 1 teaspoon cheese.
  • Wet your finger and use that to wet the edge of the wonton wrapper.
  • Fold the wrapper and seal it shut. Repeat until all wontons are filled. 
  • Working in batches, place taco wontons into the air fryer basket.
  • Spray wontons with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Air Crisp for 7 minutes at 375 degrees. Please note that some brands call it air crips and some air fryer.
  • Remove cooked from the basket and repeat until all taco wontons are cooked. 
  • Serve with sour cream and salsa. 

Notes

Use Wonton Wrappers or larger Egg Roll Wrappers
Wonton wrappers are smaller than egg roll wrappers but are made from the same dough ingredients. They are interchangeable in many recipes but not ALL (like ones that steam). For air-fried taco wontons, either wrapper type can be used. 
Just adjust filling amount. 
Wonton wrappers tend to be small, but you can stuff a lot of flavor into a wonton recipe! Flavor the meat with chopped green chilies, cloves garlic, pepper flakes, and black pepper to make every bite delicious. 
TIMING
We are using the Ninja Foodi All In One. It’s always a good idea to watch your air fryer and adjust timing as needed for the golden brown level you are looking for.

Nutrition

Serving: 2wontons

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3 Comments

  1. how does this transfer to DEEP FRY or oven etc. – not everybody has air fryer….
    thanks

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      You would need to look for a recipe that isn’t specific to air fryer – we haven’t tested it another way but may put it on a test in the future.

    2. Just drop them in oil (350 degrees) fry for 2-3 min till brown. Transfer to paper towel to soak up excess grease.