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Grands!™ Not Tamales!

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 40 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Tamales get a new wrap! Pillsbury™ Grands!™ biscuits hold a spicy cheese and cornmeal filling inspired by traditional tamales.

Ingredients

8
oz refrigerated polenta (from 18-oz roll), cut up
1
tablespoon water
1
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated Original 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

Steps

  • 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

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

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

Nutrition Information

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