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Keto Baked Beef Empanadas

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Keto Baked Beef Empanadas

Baked beef empanadas are loved by non-vegetarians. These delectable delicacies are excellent to have as a side course as well as a fulfilling snack. The keto baked beef empanadas are a ketogenic version of the classic baked beef empanadas.
Ingredients required

Total Servings – 12

Prep Time – 15 to 20 minutes
Cooking Time – 20 to 25 minutes

● 85 grams cream cheese
● 1½ cups mozzarella cheese
● 1¼ cups almond flour
● 1 egg

● 454 grams ground beef (tender)
● 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
● 1 teaspoon chili powder
● 1 teaspoon cumin
● 1 teaspoon paprika (smoked)
● 1/2 cup chopped onio● 1/3 cup salsa (of your liking) CARBS?
● 1/4 cup green olives (chopped)

How to Prepare Keto Baked Beef Empanadas

1 – Set the oven to 425 0 F.
2 – Place a saucepan over medium-high flame and add olive oil to it. Saute onions in it.
3 – Now, add the ground beef to the saucepan while breaking it to several smaller pieces using a spatula. Add chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Keep cooking until the mixture turns brown.
4 – Add a salsa of your choice and green olives. Set the saucepan aside.

1 – Mix cream cheese and mozzarella in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the same for about a minute. Stir thoroughly.
2 – Add egg to the cheese mixture and mix well. Now, add the almond flour and mix again to form a dough.
3 – Prepare a flat dough with ¼-inch of thickness. Carve several circles out of it.


1 – Grease a parchment paper and place the circles on the same.
2 – Equally distribute the beef mixture on one side of the circles. Use the remaining side to fold over. Press lightly on the loose ends to seal. Slightly roll the edges.
3 – Place the empanadas in the oven and bake for about 12 minutes or until they start turning golden-brown.

4 – Remove the baked beef empanadas from the oven and set aside. Serve hot or at normal room temperature.
● If the dough is too sticky, then:
○ Add a little more of the almond flour, or
○ Put the dough in the refrigerator or freezer for about 15 minutes prior to using,
○ Rub your hands with some low-fat oil prior to using the dough.
● Instead of parchment paper, you can also use a cooking sheet or a silicone baking mat.
● Roll all the remaining dough cut-offs to form more circles.

Calories: 152.2

Total Fat: 13.0 g
Cholesterol: 34.3 mg
Sodium: 114.7 mg
Total Carbs: 3.6 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
Protein: 7.2 g

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    Sounds yummy! I didn't realize that you're on both the Shooting Stars and Team Keto... a fellow Vermont comrade!
    122 days ago
    Impressive! I could never follow a recipe with that many directions! Ha!
    124 days ago
    Ohhhhhh so delicious!

    124 days ago
    I've done this with sauteed onions and green peppers, added finely diced ham and cream cheese. Then folded that into the circles. Yummy. Not sure about carbs.(I aim for lower carb but rarely get total daily carbs low enough to claim being keto).
    124 days ago
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