Keto Air Fryer Empanadas

 
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Imagine soft pie crust with a savory ground beef filling for a quick lunch or dinner. Then you'll find these keto-friendly empanadas to be bursting with flavor and all wrapped up in a suuuper flaky pie crust! The best part you can let your air fryer do all the work.

Keto Air Fryer Empanadas

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time25 mins
 2 tbsp avocado oil
 ½ lb lean ground beef
 1 small onion, finely chopped
 1 tsp minced garlic
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp black pepper
 ½ tsp ground cumin
 ½ tsp smoked paprika
 1 ½ cups shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
 1 oz cream cheese, cubed
 ¾ cup blanched finely ground almond flour
 1 large egg
 ½ cup water
1

In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef about 7 10 minutes. Drain the fat. Return skillet to stove.

2

Add water and onion to the skillet. Stir and sprinkle with garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, and cumin. Reduce heat and simmer an additional 3 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

3

In a large microwave-safe bowl, add mozzarella, almond flour, and cream cheese. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Form the mixture into a ball.

4

Place dough between two sheets of parchment and roll out to 1/4" thickness. Cut the dough into four squares.
Place 1/4 of ground beef onto the bottom half of each square. Fold the dough over and roll the edges up or press with a wet fork to close.

5

Crack egg into small bowl and whisk. Brush egg over empanadas.

6

Cut a piece of parchment to fit your air fryer basket and place the empanadas on the parchment. Place into the air fryer basket.

7

Adjust the temperature to 400°F and set the timer for 10 minutes.

8

Flip the empanadas halfway through the cooking time. Serve warm.

Recipe nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 463
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30.8g48%
Sodium 426mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 4.3g2%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugars 1.9g
Protein 33.3g67%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 2 tbsp avocado oil
 ½ lb lean ground beef
 1 small onion, finely chopped
 1 tsp minced garlic
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp black pepper
 ½ tsp ground cumin
 ½ tsp smoked paprika
 1 ½ cups shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
 1 oz cream cheese, cubed
 ¾ cup blanched finely ground almond flour
 1 large egg
 ½ cup water

Directions

1

In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef about 7 10 minutes. Drain the fat. Return skillet to stove.

2

Add water and onion to the skillet. Stir and sprinkle with garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, and cumin. Reduce heat and simmer an additional 3 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

3

In a large microwave-safe bowl, add mozzarella, almond flour, and cream cheese. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Form the mixture into a ball.

4

Place dough between two sheets of parchment and roll out to 1/4" thickness. Cut the dough into four squares.
Place 1/4 of ground beef onto the bottom half of each square. Fold the dough over and roll the edges up or press with a wet fork to close.

5

Crack egg into small bowl and whisk. Brush egg over empanadas.

6

Cut a piece of parchment to fit your air fryer basket and place the empanadas on the parchment. Place into the air fryer basket.

7

Adjust the temperature to 400°F and set the timer for 10 minutes.

8

Flip the empanadas halfway through the cooking time. Serve warm.

Keto Air Fryer Empanadas