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    Baked Chorizo Empanaditas

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    37 mins

    25 mins

    12 mins

    Mercy's Note:

    Increase the amount of green chiles to spice it up or substitute roasted red peppers for the chile to mellow it out.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1 refrigerated double crust pie crust
    • 3 tablespoons sour cream
    • 6 ounces chorizo sausages (Mexican Sausage)
    • 2 tablespoons chopped green chili peppers

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Roll pastry to a 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured board.
    2. 2
      Cut pastry into circles that are 3 inches in diameter and set aside.
    3. 3
      Remove casings from chorizo and fry sausage in a small skillet over medium heat; drain.
    4. 4
      Combine chorizo, sour cream, and chile in a small mixing bowl.
    5. 5
      Place a spoonful of mixture, off center, on each pastry circle.
    6. 6
      Fold pastry in half over filling, and pinch edges together to seal.
    7. 7
      Pierce top of turnovers with tines of a fork.
    8. 8
      Spray top of turnovers with non-stick cooking spray or brush with olive oil.
    9. 9
      Place empanaditas on an ungreased baking sheet and bake in a 450°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden.

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    Nutritional Facts for Baked Chorizo Empanaditas

    Serving Size: 1 (73 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 452.4
     
    Calories from Fat 303
    67%
    Total Fat 33.7 g
    51%
    Saturated Fat 10.9 g
    54%
    Cholesterol 41.5 mg
    13%
    Sodium 802.2 mg
    33%
    Total Carbohydrate 22.6 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    3%
    Sugars 0.2 g
    0%
    Protein 13.9 g
    27%

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