The keto empanadas recipe provided offers a creative and delicious twist on a classic dish, perfect for those following a low-carb or ketogenic diet. By using zero carb Mission soft tortillas as a base, these empanadas provide a satisfying alternative to traditional pastry shells while remaining compliant with keto guidelines. The flavorful filling, made with seasoned ground beef, Rotel tomatoes with green chilies, and a blend of aromatic spices, promises a mouthwatering experience with each bite.

One of the highlights of this recipe is its simplicity and versatility. With just a few basic ingredients, including pantry staples like ground beef, onions, and spices, you can whip up a batch of these empanadas in no time. The assembly process is straightforward, involving filling the tortillas with the savory meat mixture, adding a sprinkle of cheese, and sealing them shut before baking to crispy perfection. The addition of a scrambled egg wash not only helps to bind the empanadas together but also contributes to a beautifully golden and crisp exterior.

Furthermore, these keto empanadas are highly customizable, allowing you to tailor the filling and seasoning to your preferences. Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese, such as cheddar, pepper jack, or mozzarella, to add a unique flavor profile. You can also adjust the level of heat by varying the amount of chili powder and green chilies used in the filling. Whether served as a hearty appetizer, a satisfying snack, or a main course alongside a crisp salad, these empanadas are sure to be a hit with keto enthusiasts and non-dieters alike.


Keto Empanadas Recipe


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Zero carb Mission soft tortillas

For Assembly:


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain any excess grease.
  3. Add the Rotel tomatoes and green chilies, red onion, minced garlic, onion powder, chili powder, and cumin to the skillet with the cooked ground beef. Stir well to combine. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Lay out the zero carb Mission soft tortillas on a clean surface.
  5. Spoon a portion of the meat mixture onto one half of each tortilla.
  6. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the meat mixture.
  7. Brush the edges of the tortillas with the scrambled egg.
  8. Fold the tortillas in half over the filling, pressing down firmly on the edges to seal. Use a fork to crimp the edges for a secure seal.
  9. Place the empanadas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Brush both sides of the empanadas with vegetable oil.
  11. Sprinkle garlic powder, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning over the tops of the empanadas.
  12. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until the empanadas are golden brown and crispy.
  13. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious keto-friendly empanadas!

These keto empanadas are bursting with flavor and make for a satisfying low-carb meal or snack. Enjoy the crunchy exterior and savory filling without the guilt of traditional empanadas.