Friday, December 27, 2013

Mexican Roll Ups for the New Year!

Are you ready for the New Year to come?  I sure am.  I know many of you just cooked a big meal for Christmas as I have.  That's why snacks and tiny bites are perfect for the New Year's celebration.  Now anybody that knows me knows that I just cannot stand olives!  I absolutely despise them.  I don't mind olive oil, but I just can't choke olives down.  Or so I thought.  There is only one way I have found to be able to eat olives.  Our friend Steven brought these Mexican Roll Ups over for a party several years ago.  I have been hooked ever since.  This is a super easy recipe that anyone can do.


2- 8oz Packages Cream Cheese, softened
1 Bunch of Green Onions, cut or chopped in small pieces
1- 4oz Can of Chopped Mild Green Chili Peppers
1- 4oz Can of Chopped Black Olives, drained
2-3 Tablespoons of Salsa
5 to 6oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Package of 10" Soft Flour Tortillas

In a mixing bowl, beat Cream Cheese, Salsa and Green Onions until mixed.  Add Green Chili Peppers (juice included) and Black Olives and beat until mushy.  Add Shredded Cheddar and mix.

To Assemble:  Lay out Tortillas and cut off ends to make a more square shape for easy rolling.  Spread on Cream Cheese Mixture.  Using a rubber spatula makes this part easier. Starting at one end, roll up snugly.  Wrap in tin foil to refrigerate.  Do this until you have used up your ingredients.  When cream cheese is firm, unwrap and cut into discs. Store in airtight container with wax paper between layers and refrigerate until ready to enjoy.

This recipe comes from Steven's Mother.

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