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Spicy Tortilla Breakfast Empanadas

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Breakfast on the run? Grab these tasty empanadas stuffed with eggs, cheese and salsa.

Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
Rachel Ruiz
Hurlburt Field, Florida

Ingredients

6
eggs
2
tablespoons Crisco® Pure Canola Oil
4
soft corn tortillas (6 inch), coarsely chopped
1
small green or firm ripe tomato, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1/4
cup hot green jalapeño salsa
1
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper. In medium bowl, beat eggs, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper with wire whisk; set aside.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add corn tortillas; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; set aside.
  • 3 In same skillet, cook tomato over medium heat, 30 to 60 seconds or until thoroughly heated. Stir in eggs; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until eggs are set. Stir in salsa, tortilla pieces and cheese. Remove from heat.
  • 4 Unroll 1 pie crust. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut into 8 equal wedges. Spoon about 1/3 cup egg mixture in center of each pie crust wedge.
  • 5 Unroll remaining pie crust; roll into 13-inch round; cut into 8 wedges. Place 1 pie crust wedge over egg mixture; press edges with fork to seal. Repeat with remaining pie crust wedges. Place on cookie sheet. Prick top of each empanada with fork.
  • 6 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper. In medium bowl, beat eggs, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper with wire whisk; set aside.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add corn tortillas; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; set aside.
  • 3 In same skillet, cook tomato over medium heat, 30 to 60 seconds or until thoroughly heated. Stir in eggs; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until eggs are set. Stir in salsa, tortilla pieces and cheese. Remove from heat.
  • 4 Unroll 1 pie crust. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut into 8 equal wedges. Spoon about 1/3 cup egg mixture in center of each pie crust wedge.
  • 5 Unroll remaining pie crust; roll into 13-inch round; cut into 8 wedges. Place 1 pie crust wedge over egg mixture; press edges with fork to seal. Repeat with remaining pie crust wedges. Place on cookie sheet. Prick top of each empanada with fork.
  • 6 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
160mg
54%
Sodium
420mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
1g
1%
Protein
10g
10%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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