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Weight Watchers Beef and Potato Empanadas

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Weight Watchers Beef and Potato Empanadas Air Fryer Recipe

Weight Watchers Beef and Potato Empanadas Air Fryer Recipe. If you’re on the lookout for a delicious, healthier, and easy-to-make recipe, then these Empanadas are sure to be a hit.

They are packed with all the classic flavors you love, including lean beef, potatoes, and a tasty blend of spices. What’s more, this recipe uses an air fryer to create a crispy and golden brown crust that’s sure to please.

Whether you’re meal prepping for the week or just looking for a simple, yet satisfying meal, these empanadas will fit the bill.

At only 7 Weight Watchers points per empanada, they’re also a great way to keep track of your daily intake without sacrificing flavor.

This zesty sauce adds a burst of flavor to the empanadas and can be whipped up in no time.

So why not give them a try? With its mouthwatering combination of flavors and simple preparation, it’s sure to become a family favorite.

Weight Watchers Points

7 Points®

MyWW Points: 7 Blue Plan and 4 Green Plan

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Weight Watchers Beef and Potato Empanadas

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Easy to make and healthier than traditional deep-fried versions, these empanadas make for a satisfying meal or appetizer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 42 minutes
chill time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 57 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombia
Servings 12



  • Preheat your oven to 200°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat up some oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the beef and onion to the skillet and stir until the beef is browned and the onion is softened, which should take about 5 minutes.
  • Add the potato to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium. Stir everything together and cook until the potato is almost tender, which should take about 10 minutes.
  • Add the tomato, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt to the skillet and stir everything together.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the potato is fork-tender, which should take about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and stir in the cilantro. Let it cool.
  • Take each dough disk and add 2 tablespoons of filling along the middle. Fold the dough in half to form a half-moon shape and press the edges together to seal. Roll the edge to form a ½-inch rim and crimp it with a fork. Place the empanadas on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Refrigerate the empanadas until they are cold, which should take about 30 minutes.
  • Line the bottom of a 6- to 8-quart air fryer basket with parchment paper that is slightly smaller than the basket. Depending on the air fryer settings, preheat it to 360°F or 370°F for 3 minutes.
  • Place 4 empanadas in the prepared basket and brush the tops with beaten egg. Air fry them for 8 minutes.
  • Turn the empanadas over and brush them with egg. Air fry them until they are golden brown and firm, which should take about 6 minutes longer.
  • Place the cooked empanadas on a wire rack and keep them warm in the oven. Air fry the remaining empanadas.
  • Serve the warm empanadas with salsa or aji picante sauce.


Per Serving: 1 Empanada and about 2½ tablespoons salsa sauce
7 Points®
MyWW Points: 7 Blue Plan and 4 Green Plan
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.


Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 316mgPotassium: 307mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 407IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
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