These easy beef empanadas made with my homemade beef picadillo filling and store bought empanada dough are "fried" in the air fryer for empanadas that area ready in minutes (only takes 8 minutes to cook)!
Yield: 8 servings
5 from 10 votes

Air Fryer Beef Empanadas

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 16 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
These easy beef empanadas made with my homemade beef picadillo filling and store bought empanada dough are "fried" in the air fryer for empanadas that area ready in minutes (only takes 8 minutes to cook)!

Ingredients

  • 8 Goya empanada discs (in frozen section, thawed)
  • 1 cup picadillo
  • 1 egg white (whisked)
  • 1 teaspoon water

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 325F for 8 minutes. Spray the basket generously with cooking spray.
  • Place 2 tbsp of picadillo in the center of each disc. Fold in half and use a fork to seal the edges. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Whisk the egg whites with water, then brush the tops of the empanadas.
  • Bake 2 or 3 at a time in the air fryer 8 minutes, or until golden. Remove from heat and repeat with the remaining empanadas.

Nutrition

Serving: 1empanada, Calories: 183kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 196mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2.5g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 5
Points +: 5