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Keto Empanadas

Keto Empanadas

Keto Empanadas

Keto Empanadas

Geri Terry
There are some pretty legit tasting Zero Carb tortillas in the stores now. The street taco size are perfect for Keto Empanadas! They can be filled with beef, chicken , pork or just about anything you want. We chose chorizo cuz...I LOVE that stuff! They are wonderful. Be careful not to overstuff them or they can leak!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
fry time 3 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 7
Calories 160.4

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lb Mexican chorizo
  • ½ small onion Minced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 5 oz Pepper Jack cheese Finely minced
  • 14 Zero Carb Tortillas
  • 1 tbs egg whisked

Equipment

1 Deep fryer
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Instructions
 

  • Pre heat deep fryer. I Have a Grandpappy fryer with is pre set to 375*
  • Saute onion and garlic on medium heat in a large saute pan. Don't let garlic get too brown!
  • Add chorizo. Sprinkle in spices and stir to combine. Chorizo tends to be fairly fatty and is quite red so its sometimes hard to tell when its done. It will brown on the edges and the fat will render. Stir it with a wooden spoon every once in awhile.. Cook it for 8-10 minutes. Drain the fat. Set aside.
  • Whisk egg in small bowl. This will be your glue to keep the empanada from opening up.
  • To assemble: Using a pastry brush, paint egg wash liberally around the outside of the tortilla.
  • Using a spoon, place a spoonful of chorizo on the tortilla. Sprinkle with a spoonful of cheese.
  • Fold the tortilla in half and press edges together, making sure the filling doesn't squeeze out as this will prevent the empanada from sealing.
  • Using the tines of a fork, press the edges of the empanada firmly to seal. Do this on both sides.
  • Let empanadas sit for 5 minutes to make sure egg seal sets.
  • Gently place empanadas in hot oil 2 or 3 at a time, depending on the size of your fryer.
  • Fry from 1.5 to 2 minutes on each side and till golden brown.
  • Remove from fryer onto a rack or paper towels to absorb excess fat.
  • Serve with Sour cream, salsa, guac or whatever you like!
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Empanadas
Amount per Serving
Calories
160.4
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11.6
g
18
%
Sodium
 
125.3
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
15.7
g
5
%
Fiber
 
14.2
g
59
%
Sugar
 
0.3
g
0
%
Protein
 
10.8
g
22
%
Iron
 
0.4
mg
2
%
Net Carbs
 
2
G
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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