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Chili Cheese Empanaditas

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

1
package (15 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts
3/4
cup finely shredded Mexican-style four-cheese blend (3 ounces)
1/3
cup canned diced green chilies, drained
Yellow cornmeal
1
egg
1
tablespoon water
Chili powder
Sour cream, if desired
Taco sauce, if desired
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

Although the egg wash adds a beautiful glaze to the empanaditas, if time is short, you can omit that step and just sprinkle them with chili powder before baking.

Unbaked empaniditas can be frozen for up to two months. Place them on cookie sheets and freeze until firm. Transfer to a resealable plastic food-storage bag. Bake frozen empanaditas at 400° for 12 to 17 minutes.

Directions

  • 1 Let pie cursts stand at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes. Heat oven to 400°. Mix cheese and chilies.
  • 2 Unfold one pie crust, placing on surface lightly dusted with cornmeal. Roll to a 13-inch circle. Cut into sixteen 3-inch rounds, rerolling scraps as necessary. Repeat with remaining pie crust.
  • 3 Spoon 1 teaspoon cheese mixture onto center of each pastry round. Moisten edges of pastry with water; fold pastry in half over filling. Seal edge with fork. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Lightly beat egg and water. Brush mixture on pastries; sprinkle with chili powder. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with sour cream and taco sauce.

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