Air Fryer Empanadas

Air Fryer Empanadas are the perfect handheld appetizer or snack. They’re just as tasty as the deep-fried version with much less grease.

They’re loaded with flavor from the freshly made beef picadillo filling and cooking them in an air fryer gets the pastry super crispy.


– Olive oil – Onion – Garlic cloves – Ground beef – Cumin – Green olives

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until translucent, about 4-5 minutes.


Add the beef and cumin to the skillet. Cook, breaking up with a spatula, until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes.


Stir in the olives and raisins.


Working with one empanada disk at a time, scoop 1 heaping tablespoon of the beef mixture onto the center of each disk.


In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush onto the empanadas.


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