Grands!® Not Tamales!

Tamales get a new wrap! Pillsbury® Grands!® biscuits hold a spicy cheese and cornmeal filling inspired by traditional tamales.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

8
oz refrigerated polenta (from 18-oz roll), cut up
1
tablespoon water
1
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Layers original refrigerated biscuits
1/3
cup pickled chopped jalapeño chiles, drained
4
oz pepper Jack cheese, cut into eight 3x1/2x1/2-inch strips
1/4
cup yellow cornmeal
Cooking spray

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium microwavable bowl, place polenta and water. Microwave uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds or until soft enough to mash. Mash with fork until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • 2 Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Press or roll each to form 5-inch round. Spoon and press 2 tablespoons polenta mixture onto each round to within 1/2 inch of edge. Sprinkle each with 2 teaspoons chopped chiles. Place 1 strip cheese on each round; fold dough over cheese strip, folding in sides and pinching dough well to seal.
  • 3 In shallow dish, place cornmeal. Lightly spray each tamale with cooking spray; coat with cornmeal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake about 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium microwavable bowl, place polenta and water. Microwave uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds or until soft enough to mash. Mash with fork until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • 2 Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Press or roll each to form 5-inch round. Spoon and press 2 tablespoons polenta mixture onto each round to within 1/2 inch of edge. Sprinkle each with 2 teaspoons chopped chiles. Place 1 strip cheese on each round; fold dough over cheese strip, folding in sides and pinching dough well to seal.
  • 3 In shallow dish, place cornmeal. Lightly spray each tamale with cooking spray; coat with cornmeal. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake about 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Serve with salsa verde, sour cream or chopped fresh cilantro.

Be sure to seal dough well to prevent cheese from melting out during baking.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tamale
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
790mg
790%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.