If you have tried Tex-Mex dishes including a twist to popular Tex-Mex dishes but have not tried Tex-Mex pastries you are surely missing out.
Tex-Mex pastries are my new snacks because of their great taste and aroma.
There are lots of Tex-Mex pastries out there and the procedure for their preparation is straight forward.
For this post I will be talking about two popular Tex-Mex pastries; chicken and cheese pies and Tex-Mex sausage rolls.
Chicken And Cheese Pies
In a simple definition, Tex-Mex chicken and cheese pies is a mash-up of chicken and cheese baked into bite-sized pies.
- 3 lb shredded, boneless and skinned chicken
- 1½ cup of shredded cheese
- 3 oz diced green chile (Old El Paso™)
- ¼ peppercorn ranch dressing
- ½ cup cilantro
- ½ cup baking mix (Bisquick™ Original)
- ½ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup salsa
Preheat your oven to about 191 degrees. Get a large bowl and combine your shredded chicken, peppercorn ranch, green chile, and ¼ of the cilantro. Mix the combination thoroughly with your hand until you get a homogenous mixture.
Get a smaller bowl and whisk eggs, Bisquick™, and milk. Get your muffin cup and coat it with cooking spray. In each of the muffin cup, pour 1 tablespoon of your egg mixture. Then, place about 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture in each of the cups containing the egg mixture. Then cover the top with another tablespoon of your egg mixture. Do this for all the muffin cups.
Place the muffin cups in your preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the mixture comes out clean. After baking, garnish your pies with the remaining ¼ cilantro and any salsa of your choice.
Tex-Mex Sausage Rolls
On the outside, Tex-Mex sausage rolls look like every other sausage roll but on the inside, you will find jalapenos and paprika.
- 1 tablespoon of finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 2-3 tablespoon of finely chopped jalapenos
- 2 tablespoons
- 400g plain pork sausages
- 100g grated cheese
- 1 x 375g ready-rolled puff pastry
- 1 x 30g chopped coriander
- 1 lightly beaten egg
Like always, you need to preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Get two baking trays and line them with baking paper. Pour the olive oil in frying pan and heat. Add your onion and continue to cook until it becomes soft. Add the jalapenos and paprika and cook for a further 1 minute. Transfer the content of the pan into a large bowl and cover.
Remove the skin from your pork sausage and add to the bowl. Add coriander and seasoning and mix. Unroll and cut the puff pastry in half and sprinkle with grated cheese. Place the content of your bowl on the pastry sheet. Use the beaten egg to brush the edge of the pastry. Fold the pastry.
Cut the long pastry into smaller rolls and brush with the beaten egg. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on it and place on baking trays. Bake for 25 minutes or until the rolls are golden.