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Keto Beef Empanadas

Ginger Keto in the UKSay Hi To Ginger from Keto In The UK 

Before we get to the delicious Keto beef empanadas let’s just say hello to Ginger who runs the Youtube channel Keto in the UK. As part of a little take over series I’m doing on my Youtube Channel Ginger is the brains behind this recipe. Yep, she took over my kitchen and she’s decided to share this recipe with us. It’s a very simple recipe to make and I hope you enjoy making it yourself. Make sure you go and subscribe to her Youtube channel for awesome Keto content. Anyway go ahead and watch the video now.

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Recipe tips and substitutions

There are some very basic things you can substitute in this recipe to suit your pallet and also depending on what you have in your pantry. The cooking fat, while Ginger recommends beef tallow and I would too (for the flavour and goodness) you can use any Keto approved cooking fat. When it comes to the meat, can’t find steak? Ground beef works just as well. Similarly chicken thights, ground chicken, pork etc will all work. Just remember that the cooking time will vary for all these meats.

I’d love to hear your recipes and versions of empanada fillings. Drop a comment below and let me know.


Keto Beef Empanadas


660kcal, 5.5g carbs, 52g fat, 43g protein. This recipe makes makes 4 empanadas.

Keto beef empanadas

Keto Beef Empanadas

5 from 5 votes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Portuguese
Servings 4 Servings


For the filling

  • 500 grams Diced Beef Steak
  • 50 grams Diced Shallots
  • 100 grams Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 45 grams Beef Tallow Order online
  • 100 grams Tomato Passata
  • Pinch of Oregano
  • Salt to Taste

For the fathead dough


  • Melt The Beef Dripping in a large frying pan and then add your diced shallots and a pinch of salt and stir frequently until starting to turn translucent.
  • Next add the diced frying steak season with a pinch of salt and leave to sear on one side. Add 1tbs of taco mix or spice blend of your preference, 1/2tsp of cayennne and a pinch of oregano. Stir until steak is mostly cooked. Finally add 100ml of tomato passata and kill the heat, stirring to combine. Then set aside to cool.
  • Make fathead dough by putting 250g of mozzarella on the bottom of a microwaveable bowl and pour 125g of almond flour on top. Microwave in bursts of 30 seconds till the cheese has melted, add in 1tsp of baking powder and two eggs. Fold together with a rubber spatula until a cohesive dough is formed.
  • Cut the dough in 4 pieces and spread out into 4 8" rounds. Put a few tablespoons of filling in one half of each dough round fold over and crimp the bottom half over the top until sealed. Bake in preheated oven at 180C/350F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown all over and that's it. DONE!
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  1. This was delicious, and so much fun to make! I used ground beef, regular onions (a small amount) and tomato paste as that’s all I had at hand, but otherwise kept to the original recipe. I couldn’t find an oven temperature in the written recipe or in the video, so I baked them at 175 C in my fan forced oven for about 25-30 minutes (I can’t remember!) and they were just right. I ended up with a massive amount of filling left over, so I made more crust for 4 more empanadas, and I still have more filling left! Not complaining, though, as it’s so delicious 🙂 I guess I’ll be making more empanadas this week! Thank you so much for this recipe.

    1. I am not sure how that would work but I think it should work but it might turn out quite greasy but you can give it a go.

  2. Hi – this recipe seems lovely. Do yu know if i can freeze them for later eating? I want to use them in my lunch

  3. Good Lawd! These were AMAZING plus as an added bonus they fit in perfectly with the custom keto meal plan I have been following for the last 6 weeks with much success (15lbs down, Hallelujah!)
    This has been a total game changer. Check it out! https://bit.ly/33zJ76M

  4. These were delicious! I had enough filling to make them a second night! Instead of rinsing my pan I just added a little water and steamed some broccoli in it to get the flavors in my broccoli. Then I stirred a small amount of cream and cheddar in with it for the perfect side!! Love what you are doing!

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