Tortilla-Wrapped Mexican Sandwiches

Because they can be made in advance and are more interesting than plain meat-on-bread, these Mexican sandwiches make good party fare. Serve one per person or slice them into several pieces for party-tray appetizers.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

6
(8-inch) flour tortillas
1
(6-oz.) container frozen avocado dip, thawed
1
(3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
8
oz. thinly sliced cooked roast beef or turkey
6
leaves leaf lettuce
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1
cup alfalfa sprouts
1/3
cup salsa or taco sauce

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Steps

  • 1 Heat tortillas as directed on package. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine avocado dip and cream cheese; blend well.
  • 2 Spread avocado mixture evenly over each warm tortilla to within 1/2 inch of edge. Arrange beef, lettuce, cheese and sprouts over avocado mixture. Top with salsa. (If sandwiches are made ahead, omit salsa inside tortillas; serve as a dip with sandwiches.)
  • 3 Roll up each tortilla; secure with toothpicks. Serve immediately, or wrap securely in plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time.
  • 1 Heat tortillas as directed on package. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine avocado dip and cream cheese; blend well.
  • 2 Spread avocado mixture evenly over each warm tortilla to within 1/2 inch of edge. Arrange beef, lettuce, cheese and sprouts over avocado mixture. Top with salsa. (If sandwiches are made ahead, omit salsa inside tortillas; serve as a dip with sandwiches.)
  • 3 Roll up each tortilla; secure with toothpicks. Serve immediately, or wrap securely in plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Improvise tortilla fillings to add flavor and crunch without piling on the calories: • Bean or alfalfa sprouts • Radicchio or other specialty lettuces • Sliced cucumbers • Thinly sliced onions, especially Vidalias and other sweet varieties • Sliced tomatoes • Shredded carrots • Sliced radishes • Thinly sliced fresh mushrooms • Chopped hot or sweet cherry peppers • Roasted bell peppers (not the kind packed in oil) • Purchased coleslaw blend

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.