Keto Beef Empanadas
1½ cups mozzarella
3 oz cream cheese
1¼ cup almond flour
1 lb ground beef
½ cup chopped onion
¼ cup chopped green olives if desired
1 tsp each: chilli powder cumin, smoked paprika
1 tbsp olive oil
⅓ cup salsa of choice
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a pan over a medium heat, cook the onions in 1-2 tbsp olive oil until slightly softened. Next add in
the tender ground beef and break up the meat with a spatula. Season the meat mix with chilli
powder, cumin and smoked paprika. Now cook the mixture until completely browned. Drop in any
salsa of choice and set aside. You can add olives also if you so wish.
While the beef meat is cooking, add some mozzarella and cream cheese to a bowl and microwave
the mix for just one minute. Remove and stir well, then return the mix to the microwave for another
minute. Now stir everything well.
Next add the egg to mozzarella and cream cheese mixture and mix together well. Then add in the
almond flour and mix well once more.
The dough needs to be flat so roll the dough flat with a rolling pin or with a piece of plastic wrap on
top and use a heavy bottle instead. Once you’ve rolled it totally flat, say about ¼” thick, use a bowl
to cut circle shapes in the dough.
For any excess dough, you can simply form into a ball then roll out again and repeat the process
until all the dough has been used. After all you could make an extra beef empanada from the dough
Now lay down on a lightly greased cooking sheet, parchment paper or a silicone baking mat,
whichever you prefer.
Place a couple spoonfuls of beef meat mixture into each circle on one half and then neatly fold the
other half right over. Be certain to press down firmly on the edges in order to seal the meat. You can
also slightly roll the edges to make sure they’re together well or use a fork to gently push down the
edges to keep everything tidy before cooking.
Once you’ve made all the ground beef empanadas, cook them at 425 degrees for 12 minutes until
starting to turn golden brown in the oven then remove and set aside.
These majestic ground beef empanadas are made with a ketogenic and low carb fathead dough.
The tasty dough is then filled with tender and juicy ground beef that goes down a treat.Also if you
discover that the dough is too sticky to work with, you can do a few things to help out. Such as add a
little more almond flour to the dough mix. Or you can place the empanada dough in the fridge or
freezer for 15 minutes before working with it. Alternatively just rub some low fat oil onto your hands
before handling the dough.
Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 35g | Saturated