Savory air fryer empanadas are quick to make taking just under 25 minutes altogether and are a healthier alternative to deep frying.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced, or green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup white onion diced, or yellow onion
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic minced
  • 9 oz Jiffy pie crust mix 1 box

Things You’ll Need

  • Air fryer
  • Skillet


  • In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef. When it’s halfway done cooking, add the pepper and onion. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the seasonings and cook one minute. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400F.
  • n a large mixing bowl mix the Jiffy pie crust with water until it forms into a dough. Roll into a log and cut into 6 equal portions. Roll each portion into a disc about 1/8-inch thick. Fill half of the disc with the cooled filling, folding over the other side of the disc and sealing with a fork around the edge.
  • Spray your air fryer with non stick cooking spray. Spray the top of the empanadas and air fry for 8 minutes.

Expert Tips & FAQs

  • You can store empanadas kept in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. To reheat, simply pop back in the air fryer at 350F for a few minutes until thoroughly reheated.


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