Monday, January 10, 2011

more weekend bites

A friend was having a little birthday party on saturday, and I had to take something yummy for people to munch on.  I threw together these turkey cranberry pinwheels and roast beef horseradish pinwheels for a little snack, and they were a big hit!

What you'll need:

Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels

1 box cream cheese
1/2 cup honey greek yogurt (optional)
2 T sugar
1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries

Mix and set aside.

4 - 5 Spinach tortillas
1 lb Turkey deli lunch meat.  (I got smoked turkey out of the deli case, pre-packaged would work too)
Baby Spinach
4 - 5 strips thick cut bacon cooked

Roast Beef Horseradish

1 box cream cheese
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (optional)
1/2 lemon juice
3 tablespoons horseradish (more or less depending on in your taste, I like LOTS)

Mix and set aside.

4-5 sun dried tomato tortillas
1 lb Roast beef deli meat (I got mine out of the deli case, pre-packaged would work too)
Baby Spinach
1 small onion halved and sliced
1 tablespoon butter
5-6 slices pre-sliced cheddar cheese

Saute your onions with the butter until very tender and a nice carmel color, remove from pan and let cool while you start to assemble.

To assemble: Grab one tortilla. Drop a healthy spoonful of your spread onto tortilla and spread evenly.  Begin layering meat, spinach, and remainder of ingredients over 3/4 of your tortilla leaving 1/4 of just the spread showing (this helps in getting the tortilla to stick when you roll).  I used 3 - 4 slices of meat per tortilla.  Once you have this done, start your roll from the opposite side of the tortilla with just the spread.  Try to keep the roll as tight as you can, you may have to tuck some of the spinach and meat as you roll.  Once you have a nice tight roll, you will see that the cream cheese spread works as a glue to hold the end down.  Wrap each roll in cling wrap and place in the fridge for 1-2 hours before slicing.  Slice into 1 inch sections.  I shared the ends with my fiance as test samples.  

Everyone at the party really loved them.  They covered everyones tastes, whether you are a sweet or savory person.  I personally really liked the turkey cranberry!  With bacon and the cranberries they were a little sweet and a little salty!  Enjoy!

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