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Pickled & Twisted Spicy Pork Cemitas

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Pickled & Twisted Spicy Pork Cemitas
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 6
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Breadsticks create the sesame bun (cemita) where this Mexican sandwich gets its name. Make tonight Mexican night with this tasty version of cemitas.
Updated Oct 1, 2014
Bake-Off® Contest 47, 2014
Bake-Off® Contest 47, 2014
Laura Lufkin
Essex, Massachusetts

Ingredients

  • 1 can (11 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Breadsticks (12 Count)
  • 36 fresh cilantro leaves plus 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon Watkins™ Sesame Seed
  • 1 cup tri-color coleslaw mix (from 16-oz bag)
  • 5 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 lb mild chorizo sausage, casings removed
  • 6 slices (3/4 oz each) Manchego or Mexican melting cheese (quesadilla)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheet with Reynolds® Parchment Paper.
  • 2
    Unroll dough on work surface; separate into 12 breadsticks. Pinch ends of 2 breadsticks together to make 1 long breadstick; roll into 18-inch rope. Repeat with remaining dough to make 6 (18-inch) ropes. Lightly brush breadsticks with water. Place 6 cilantro leaves evenly along each breadstick; gently twist 2 to 3 times into 22-inch rope. Coil each rope into 3-inch spiral shape, tucking ends under and pinching to seal. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Brush lightly with water; sprinkle with sesame seed.
  • 3
    Bake 13 to 19 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix coleslaw mix, vinegar, chopped cilantro and 1/8 teaspoon salt; set aside.
  • 5
    Shape sausage into 6 (3 1/2-inch) patties. In 12-inch skillet, cook patties over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes, turning twice, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Place 1 cheese slice on each patty. Cover; remove from heat.
  • 6
    Drain coleslaw mixture. Cut each roll in half horizontally. Top bottom half of each roll with 1 patty, 2 rounded tablespoons coleslaw mixture and top half of roll. Garnish with additional cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Information

560 Calories, 37g Total Fat, 28g Protein, 29g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
330
Total Fat
37g
57%
Saturated Fat
15g
74%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
1480mg
62%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
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; 4 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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