Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Manito, Illinois

Barbecue Pork Empanadas

Empanadas are Mexican and Spanish turnovers. This recipe features biscuits, barbeque pork, corn and spices.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

Empanadas

1
cup refrigerated original barbecue sauce with shredded pork (from 18-oz. container)
1
cup Green Giant™ Steamers™ Niblets® frozen corn
1/4
cup dried currants or raisins
1
(4.5-oz.) can Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles, drained
2
tablespoons dried minced onion
1/2
teaspoon minced fresh garlic
1/4
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2
teaspoons lime juice
1/2
teaspoon jalapeño sauce
1
(16.3-oz.) can Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Homestyle Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits

Sauce

1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky Salsa
2
tablespoons dried currants or raisins
1/4
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1
teaspoon lime juice

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, mix all empanada ingredients except dough, cutting up large pieces of pork if necessary.
  • 2 Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Press or roll each into 6-inch round. Divide filling evenly onto half of each biscuit round to within 1/4 inch of edge. Fold dough round over filling; press edges to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Meanwhile, mix all sauce ingredients. Immediately remove empanadas from cookie sheet. Serve warm with sauce for dipping.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, mix all empanada ingredients except dough, cutting up large pieces of pork if necessary.
  • 2 Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Press or roll each into 6-inch round. Divide filling evenly onto half of each biscuit round to within 1/4 inch of edge. Fold dough round over filling; press edges to seal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Meanwhile, mix all sauce ingredients. Immediately remove empanadas from cookie sheet. Serve warm with sauce for dipping.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
1010mg
1010%;
Total Carbohydrate
47g
47%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
19g
19%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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