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Chiles Rellenos Puffs

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  7 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 24 servings
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These Mexican-inspired appetizer puffs get their standout flavor from green chiles and cheese.

Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
Sue Tyner
Tustin, California

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups water
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup cornmeal
1
teaspoon salt
6
eggs, beaten
3
oz. (3/4 cup) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
3
oz. (3/4 cup) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2
(4.5-oz.) cans Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles, drained

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 24 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.* In 3-quart saucepan, heat water and butter over high heat to a full rolling boil. Remove from heat.
  • 2 Stir in flour, cornmeal and salt until mixture forms a dough and all lumps have disappeared. Gradually stir in beaten eggs until well blended. Stir in both cheeses and the chiles. Spoon dough evenly into sprayed muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.
  • 3 Bake at 400°F. for 25 to 29 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from muffin cups. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 24 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.* In 3-quart saucepan, heat water and butter over high heat to a full rolling boil. Remove from heat.
  • 2 Stir in flour, cornmeal and salt until mixture forms a dough and all lumps have disappeared. Gradually stir in beaten eggs until well blended. Stir in both cheeses and the chiles. Spoon dough evenly into sprayed muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.
  • 3 Bake at 400°F. for 25 to 29 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from muffin cups. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

*If 2 (12-cup) muffin pans are unavailable, spoon dough into pan; refrigerate remaining dough while baking first pan. Spoon refrigerated dough into pan; bake 28 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Puff
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
1%
Protein
4g
4%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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