Beef Empanadas

Beef Empanadas

Beef Empanadas

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Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizers & Starters
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Low Lactose
Servings 4
Calories 179 kcal


zavor noir Air Fryer Lid
1 Air Fryer Lid plus cooking pot


  • 4 empanada discs ½ a package
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil extra virgin
  • Cooking spray

For the Filling:

  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ medium onion chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic minced
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes or hot sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a hot skillet, add the oil, garlic, and onion. Sauté for a couple of minutes. Add the ground beef and cook till done.
  • Add the tomato sauce, salt, ground pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and cinnamon to the skillet and mix it all together over low heat.
  • Place a little less than ½ a cup of filling in each empanada circle.
  • Fold the disc over and seal the edges with a fork by pressing down all along the edge.
  • Lightly brush olive oil on the top of each sealed empanada.
  • Generously spray the frying basket with cooking spray. Place two empanadas in the frying basket and lower it into the cooking pot.
  • Close the lid and cook at 350°F for 15 minutes. Repeat with the other empanadas. The outside should look golden brown.


Calories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 10gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 481mgPotassium: 265mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 172IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg
Food Group Meat & Poultry
Keyword Easy
Cooking Method Air Frying
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