Ground Beef Empanadas (keto, low carb)

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Ground Beef Empanadas (keto, low carb)

35 minutes
Calories 490kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup green olives (chopped, if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder (chopped, if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup salsa (chopped, if desired)


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a pan over medium heat, cook onions in 1-2 tbsp olive oil until slightly softened.
  • Add in ground beef and break up with a spatula.
  • Season meat mixture with chile powder, cumin and smoked paprika.
  • Cook until browned.
  • Add in salsa of choice and olives if using.
  • Set aside.
  • While meat is cooking, add mozzarella and cream cheese to a bowl and microwave for one minute.
  • Take out and stir well, then put back in the microwave for another minute.
  • Stir well.
  • Add egg to mozzarella and cream cheese mixture and mix well.
  • Then add in the almond flour and combine well again.
  • Roll the dough flat with a rolling pin or with a piece of plastic wrap on top and use a wine bottles.
  • Once you've rolled it flat, about ¼" thick, use a bowl to cut circle shapes.
  • For excess dough, form into a ball then roll out again and repeat the process until all the dough has been used.
  • Lay on a lightly greased cooking sheet, parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Place a couple spoonfuls of meat mixture into each circle on one half and then fold the other half over.
  • Make sure to press down firmly on the edges.
  • You can also slightly roll the edges to make sure they're together well or use a fork to gently push down the edges.
  • Once you've made all the empanadas, cook at 425 degrees for 12 minutes until starting to turn golden brown


Calories: 490kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:44:26.

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