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Chili Cheese Empanaditas

chili cheese empanaditas Appetizer
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

Directions

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  • 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.

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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

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.
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