Air Fried Goya Beef Empanadas

Empanadas are a popular dish in many Latin American countries, with each region having its own unique variation. They are believed to have originated in Galicia, Spain and were brought to Latin America by Spanish colonizers. The word ’empanada’ comes from the Spanish word ’empanar’, which means to wrap or coat in bread. These savory pastries are typically filled with meats, vegetables, and spices, and are a staple in Latin American cuisine.

Air Fried Goya Beef Empanadas

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: AppetizerCuisine: Latin American
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Crispy and delicious Goya beef empanadas cooked in an air fryer for a healthier twist on a classic Latin American dish.


  • 1 package of frozen Goya beef empanadas

  • Your choice of dipping sauce (optional)


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F.
  • Place the frozen Goya beef empanadas in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the empanadas are golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Optional: Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, such as salsa or guacamole.


  • Make sure to preheat your air fryer before cooking.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket, as this will result in uneven cooking.
  • You can use any dipping sauce of your choice, or enjoy the empanadas on their own.
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