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Low Carb Keto Empanadas
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Low Carb Keto Empanadas

This delicious recipe is both keto and low carb thanks to the fathead style dough used in it. The recipe for how to make Low Carb Keto Empanadas .
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Latin, Mexican
Search Result: keto, Latin, low carb, pastry
Servings: 8



  • Make the  Keto Low Carb Flatbread as described in the recipe directions. Cut the dough into circles but, do not bake. Instead, flatten out the circle with a rolling pin on a sheet of parchment paper to prevent sticking and to make it easier to work with later on. You can refrigerate the flattened circles while you work if needed. 
    dough circles
  • Start your filling by browning your ground turkey or beef with one tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once it has browned you can drain the meat and remove it from the skillet.
    brown meat in skillet
  • Return the empty skillet to the stove and add the remaining olive oil. Place the garlic in the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes for the garlic to soften. Then add the tomato paste and seasonings. Cook this for an additional five minutes and then stir in the drained meat from the last step. Turn the heat down to low to low medium and cook until the ingredients have blended together- about five to eight minutes.
    minced garlic
  • Add one to two tablespoons of the meat mixture (the amount depending on how big your circles are) to the center of each circle of dough. Do not overfill your circles. Fold the circle of dough in half. Use a fork or similar tool to flatten the edges together to keep the filling inside of the empanada while it bakes.
  • When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 375. Whip together the egg and water and then brush it on to the empanadas trying to avoid brushing the mix on the edges.
    Preheat Oven Bake
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned and rotating halfway. Allow these to cool before serving.
    Low Carb Keto Empanadas

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Data Needs to be Updated to Reflect use of flatbread recipe if you decide to use it as your pastry. The listed nutritional date here does not include the bread or pastry. Simply use the data on the recipe page itself and add it to this one.
As mentioned, one gadget that I find to be helpful for this, and in a lot of other recipes, is the small rolling pin.
What you will need to make this Low Carb Keto Empanadas
Because this is a low carb recipe, you will need to make a batch of my Keto Low Carb Flatbread to use in this recipe. Simply make the dough without baking it until you are instructed to in the recipe below.
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Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 207mg | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.4mg
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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