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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."
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35 m servings 670 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 'cerdos')

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  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; 40.6 g fat; 51.6 g carbohydrates; 23.9 g protein; 62 mg cholesterol; 1914 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I really like the concept of this recipe but I think the canned biscuit dough (knowing full well that it's for ease of use) ruins the flavors of the filling. Next time I will use a Maseca brand ...