Cerdos en una Manta (Pigs in a Blanket)


A Mexican twist on 'pigs in a blanket,' this is not your ordinary hot dog wrapped in a crescent roll.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 'cerdos'


  • ½ pound chorizo sausage

  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • ¼ cup chopped red onion

  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, chopped

  • cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 1 (16 ounce) can refrigerated buttermilk biscuit roll dough

  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chorizo in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove chorizo with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel to drain, retaining drippings in the skillet.

  3. Saute red bell pepper, red onion, and jalapeno pepper in reserved chorizo drippings until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel to drain.

  4. Flatten biscuit roll dough into 4 4x6-inch rectangles, pressing seams together where needed. Mix chorizo and vegetable mixture in a bowl; spoon into the center of each rectangle and top with cheese. Roll dough, taking care to seal contents inside the dough. Arrange 'blankets' on a baking sheet so the seams are down. Check for holes and seal as found.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes; transfer to a serving platter and season with hot sauce.

Cook's Note:

Use whatever type of cheese you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

670 Calories
41g Fat
52g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 670
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 1915mg 83%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 14mg 72%
Calcium 137mg 11%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 459mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.