These flavor-packed Ground Beef Rolls with Tortillas make for a hearty snack or a mouthwatering meal. Lean ground beef, tangy red onion, and a mix of herbs and spices are all snugly wrapped in soft flour tortillas.

Whether you’re baking them in the oven or air frying, these rolls come out crispy, savory, and downright irresistible. Picture golden-brown perfection with every bite, just waiting to be dunked into your favorite dipping sauces.

From zesty salsa to creamy guacamole, these Ground Beef Rolls are the perfect canvas for all your favorite flavors. So fire up that oven or air fryer, gather your dipping sauces, and get ready to elevate your snack game!

A platter of beef rolls with a side of tzatziki.

What Are Ground Beef Rolls? 

Get ready to shake up your mealtime routine with our versatile Ground Beef Roll Ups! These ridiculously easy rolls are perfect for appetizers, snacks, or even stealing the spotlight as a main course.

For these rolls, we’ve taken inspiration from the sunny shores of the Mediterranean for a dish that’s both savory and refreshing. Think tangy feta cheese, aromatic herbs, and a splash of olive oil, all wrapped up with tender ground beef goodness.

Made with a handful of ingredients, these rolls require minimal prep time and are ready with a total time of less than 30 minutes. Prepare them for game day appetizers, afterschool snacks, or a quick weeknight meal! 

Ingredients You Need

Below are the ingredients and instructions for this recipe. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the complete details and nutrition information! 

  • Tortillas – We recommend using eight-inch flour tortillas! Corn tortillas do not work well for this recipe. 
  • Ground Beef – Opt for lean ground beef (90 percent or leaner if possible) to prevent the rolls from becoming soggy. 
  • Red Onion – Chop the onion super finely to ensure you get a little bit in every bite. 
  • Herbs and Spices – Salt, pepper, allspice, and fresh parsley create a warm and refreshing taste! 

Roll, Cook, Repeat – The Best Beef Rolls Recipe

  1. Season the beef. Add the beef, onion, herbs, and spices to a large bowl. Mix to combine, and distribute the ingredients evenly. 
  2. Warm the tortillas. Heat the tortillas in the microwave or a dry skillet just until they’re pliable and easy to work with. 
  3. Fill the tortillas. Slice one of the tortillas in half to create two semi-circles. Place some of the beef mixture on one half, spreading it along the curved edge. 
  4. Fold the beef rolls. Slowly roll the tortilla over the beef mixture, creating a half-moon shape. Secure the tortilla with a toothpick, and repeat until all the beef is used. 
  5. Cook. Cook the beef roll ups in the air fryer or oven just until they are golden brown and crisp. Work in batches as needed, if using an air fryer
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Beef rolls in an air fryer.

Serving Suggestions

These beef rolls are a party in your mouth all on their own. However, we love to dial up the flavor and top them with a cucumber and tomato salad, tzatziki sauce, and hummus

Don’t be shy about getting saucy, either! Mix and match different dipping sauces — our favorites to slather on these rolls are garlicky toum, zesty ranch, fresh zhoug sauce, or tangy feta cucumber sauce

How to Store and Reheat

This recipe is best served right away. However, if needed, leftovers can be transferred to an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator for two to three days. Just keep in mind that the tortillas may become slightly soggy as they sit. 

Reheat your roll ups in the air fryer or oven to crisp the tortillas back up. Or, if you’re in a hurry, pop them in the microwave instead. 

A beef roll with cucumber and tomato salad and tzatziki.

Common Questions About These Beef Rolls

Can I make this recipe gluten-free? 

Sure! Feel free to use your favorite soft gluten-free tortillas. 

Can I use a different protein? 

Absolutely. Ground chicken, shredded chicken, or ground turkey will all work great for this recipe. 

Can I make this recipe ahead of time? 

To prepare in advance, cook the ground beef mixture, and store it in an airtight container for three to four days in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat, assemble the beef rolls, cook as usual, and enjoy! 

More Ground Beef Recipes

Ground Beef Rolls with Tortillas

5 from 6 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Make these easy ground beef rolls with less than ten ingredients and 30 minutes for a savory, high-protein appetizer, snack, or main course!

Ingredients  

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 8 8-inch flour tortillas
  • Avocado oil or olive oil for spraying

Instructions 

Season the Beef:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, finely chopped red onion, salt, black pepper, allspice, and chopped parsley. Mix well to evenly distribute the seasonings throughout the beef mixture.
    1 pound ground beef, 1/2 finely chopped red onion, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon allspice, 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Prepare the Tortillas:

  • Heat the tortillas slightly in a microwave or a dry skillet to make them pliable and easier to work with.
    8 8-inch flour tortillas

Assemble the Tortilla Cones:

  • Take one of the tortillas and slice it in half to create two semi-circles.
  • Place about 2-3 tablespoons of the seasoned beef mixture on one half of the tortilla, spreading it out in a line along the curved edge.
    Ground beef mixture spread over a halved tortilla.
  • Carefully fold the tortilla in half over the beef mixture to create a half-moon shape.
  • Starting from one end, roll the tortilla tightly around the beef mixture, forming a cone shape. Secure the end with a toothpick if needed. Repeat this process for the remaining tortillas.
    Raw beef roll being rolled.

Air Fry or Bake:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
  • Lightly spray the tortilla cones with avocado oil, or brush them with olive oil. This will help them turn golden and crispy during cooking.
    Avocado oil or olive oil for spraying
  • Place the tortilla cones in the preheated air fryer basket, making sure they are not overcrowded. Cook in batches as needed. Or, arrange them on a baking sheet.
    Beef rolls in an air fryer.
  • Air fry or bake the tortilla cones for about 8-10 minutes, or until they become golden brown and crispy, turning them halfway through for even cooking.
    Beef rolls on a platter with a bowl of tzatziki.

Equipment

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    These were really good! And so easy! They were great for hanging out watching the NBA playoffs! It’s just me so I made a few and then rolled and saved a few more and cooked them the next day for lunch! These have definitely made the rotation in this house! Very cool recipe!