Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Salsa Roll-Ups

I've been making these Salsa Roll-Ups for almost as long as we've been married. It's a simple appetizer/side dish that I stumbled upon in my early cooking days when I was just starting my kitchen adventures. Well, even though I've come a long way in my cooking skills we still really love these Salsa Roll-Ups and whenever I take these to a gathering they are met with rave reviews. It just goes to prove that sometimes simple and easy is the way to go.
The key to a nice looking end product is making sure to freeze the roll-ups for a short time before you slice them. This way they can withstand the pressure from the cutting and maintain their circular shape.

Salsa Roll-Ups
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Yields: ~50 pieces

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup salsa
1/4-1/2 cup shredded cheese
1 tsp chili powder
8 tortillas  

   1.  In a medium bowl combine softened cream cheese, salsa, cheese and chili powder.
   2.  Spread mixture over tortillas, leaving a 1 inch border on one side (to allow for the filling to move as you roll). Roll gently, placing seam side down on a plate. Place plate in freezer for 30-60 minutes. (You don't want them frozen solid, just slightly hardened.)
   3.  Remove from freezer; using a serrated knife slice into 1 inch pieces, place on serving plate.

Source: Kraft Foods

This is linked to Tasty Tuesdayand URS.

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