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Grands!™ Not Tamales!

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Grands!™ Not Tamales!
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 8
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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

Directions

  • 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.
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 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tamale
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
120
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
(
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
,
Trans Fat
2g
)
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
790mg
33%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
7g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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