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Air Fryer Beef Empanadas

.Air Fryer Beef Empanadas

Air Fryer Beef Empanadas are a delicious and easy way to make a classic dish. The Air Fryer helps to crisp the dough and give the beef a nice flavor. The Empanadas can be served with a variety of dipping sauces, such as ketchup, salsa, or guacamole. Air Fryer Beef Empanadas are a great appetizer or main course. they are sure to please everyone at your next party or gathering.

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Air Fryer Beef Empanadas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 544 kcal


  • 2 pie crusts
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted and unsalted


  1. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef to the hot skillet and brown and crumble. Drain, then place the beef back onto the skillet. Fold in the cheese, and seasonings, and mix well.

  2. Unroll pie crusts onto a wooden cutting board and stack them on top of each other.  Use the lid of a mason jar or a biscuit cutter to cut circles into the pie.

  3. Scoop 2 tbsp of the filling onto one side of the pie circle. Fold in half and use a fork to crimp and seal the edges.  Brush empanadas with melted butter over the top.

  4. Place the empanadas into the air fryer, and set the temperature to 350 degrees F, and cook for 5 to 8 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
.Air Fryer Beef Empanadas
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 544 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 820mg36%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 299IU6%
Vitamin C 0.01mg0%
Calcium 159mg16%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.