Keto Ground Beef Turnovers

Keto Ground Beef Turnovers
These gluten free ground beef pies (aka turnovers or empanadas) taste even better than traditional ones. I like the nice crust they get from browning in the oven and the slightly cheesy texture of the dough. I love simple recipes that don’t use too many ingredients and this is one of them. Keto ground beef turnovers are a hit with my whole family, they’re also super filling and satisfying.


  • 3 1/4 cups Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 1/4 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 egg (beaten with a fork)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ■■■■ FILLING: ■■■■■
  • 7 ounces ground beef
  • 1/2 onion (medium, finely chopped)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ■■■■ TOPPING: ■■■■■
  • 1 egg (mixed with a little bit of water, for brushing)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (finely grated, for topping)
Prep time:
25 minutes
Cook time:
15 minutes
Total time:
40 minutes
Yield: 15 turnovers | Prep time: 25 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes


1. Prepare the filling. Heat a dry skillet over medium heat (I don’t add oil, because ground beef usually has enough fat). Add ground beef, break it up with a spatula. Add finely chopped onion, season with salt and pepper. Cook until the beef is cooked through (about 6-8 minutes).

2. Place mozzarella in a large bowl and melt in a microwave (you can also use a double boiler on the stove). Add egg (beaten with a fork), almond flour, baking powder and salt. Mix with your hands until uniform dough forms (it should be done while mozzarella is still warm).

3. Divide the dough into 15 pieces. On a lightly floured surface (use almond flour), roll each piece in a circle. Place some filling to one side of each circle. Fold each turnover in half, enclosing the filling, and press the edges together with your fingers.

4. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Place sealed turnovers on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Brush with egg wash (egg mixed with a little bit of water). Bake turnovers in the preheated oven for 10-15 minute, until light brown. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, let cool a little and enjoy!

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

Shredded Mozzarella

Shredded Mozzarella
Almond Flour

Almond Flour
Baking Powder

Baking Powder
Grated Parmesan

Grated Parmesan



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My new favorite!

Stuck in a keto recipe rut? Try these turnovers. I like to customize the filling with whatever I happen to have on hand (peppers and bacon bring these to the next level!) but they’re excellent either way.

So glad to hear you have a new favorite! Thank you for the filling suggestions! - Alena

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