Tortilla Pinwheels and Jalapeño Ham Pinwheels Recipes


A Mayan legend tells us the story of tortillas, a dish invented by a peasant to feed his hungry king. The first tortillas date back to approximately 10,000 BC and were made from native maize and cornmeal. The modern tortilla or “small cake” is made from wheat flour with meat. The most common dishes are enchiladas, tacos and burritos. Jalapeño is a medium-sized pepper that is consumed while still green. The cultivation areas are located primarely in Mexico, in the Papaloan river basin. They are also grown in Sinaloa, Nayarit and Jalisco. These are the best recipes for tortilla pinwheels and jalapeño pinwheels:

Tortilla pinwheels recipe

Cooking time: 15 minutes

10 flour tortillas
10 black olives
4 green onions
8 ounces cream cheese
8 -10 pieces cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix
10 pieces deli ham
4 ounces chopped green chilies

1. Dice the onions and olives and place them in a bowl. Add the chillies.
2. Soften the cream cheese in the microwave for about 20 seconds. If you don’t own a microwave, read some reviews in order to find the best microwave for your needs as this appliance can save you a lot of time in the kitchen. The best microwave ovens have shortcuts for certain dishes such as popcorn or cheese.
3. Add the cream cheese in the bowl with the onions and olives. Add the dressing mix and stir until blended.
4. Spread the mix onto a tortilla (about 2 tablespoons) with a spatula or knife and make sure you reach the edges. Add a piece of ham and a piece of cheddar cheese. You can also use deli turkey and swiss cheese.
5. Roll the tortilla tightly and wrap each with plastic wrap, twisting the ends.
6. Refrigerate overnight of for a couple of hours.
7. Slice the tortillas into 1 inch pinwheels and lay them on a serving plate cut-side down. Enjoy the tortilla pinwheels with friends and family!

Jalapeño Ham Pinwheels

Cooking time: 15 minutes

10 flour tortillas
4 ounces diced jalapeños
4 ounces chopped green chilies
10 black olives
10 pieces danished slice ham
10 pieces cheddar cheese
1 cup of jalapeno flavored cream

1. Dice the olives and place them in a bowl. Throw in the diced jalapeños and chopped green chilies.
2. Add the jalapeno flavored cream and stir until blended.
3. Use a spatula or knife to spread the mix on the tortillas.
4. Add a piece of ham and a piece of cheddar cheese on each tortilla.
5. Roll the torillas and wrap them tightly.
6. Refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight.
7. Slice the tortillas in 1 inch pieces and serve them on a plate. The jalapeño ham pinwheels will definetly warm your heart!