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Creamy Crab & Cheese Empanada


6.5" Grilled-Ready Par-Baked
Creamy Crab & Cheese Empanada

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Original Recipe Serves 2


1 Tbsp.  Corn Starch  
1 Tbsp.  Water  
1/3 cup Lump Crab Meat , well drained 
6 Tbsp. Shredded Petit Basque Cheese (Petit Basque Cheese is a semi-firm sheep’s milk cheese. Manchego or Sharp Jack cheese may be substituted) 
1/4 cup Shredded Gruyere Cheese  
1 Tbsp. Sliced Green Onion  
1 Tbsp. Chopped Red Bell Pepper  
1/8 tsp. Minced Fresh Thyme  
4 Mission® 6.5" Grill-Ready™ Par-Baked Flour Tortillas (09301)  
2 Tbsp.  Olive Oil  


1.) Combine corn starch and water until smooth to form a slurry, adding more water if necessary. Set aside. Combine next six ingredients together in a small bowl.

2.) Place tortillas in microwave oven and heat until just softened. Place one Mission® Grill-Ready™ Par-Baked Tortilla on work surface and spread 1/2 cup of crab mix in center, leaving a 1” border. Brush the border with the corn starch slurry. Lay second tortilla on top and press edges to seal using the tines of a fork. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

3.) Cut three small slits on top of each empanada. Brush with olive oil. Bake at 400° F for 10 minutes or until golden.

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