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- - Gordon B. Hinckley
January 21, 2014
Savory Beef & Cheese Roll-Ups
by Joni Hilton

Okay, all the world has had those nifty little appetizers made from beef and cheese rolled up in a tortilla and then sliced, right? But I betcha you didn't have 'em before 1995, because that's when I won third place in the National Beef Cookoff with this original creation. 

They can be cut in half and served as sandwiches, or just keep on slicing and make them hors d'oeuvres -- but this is how it all started:

1 lb. well-trimmed deli roast beef, thinly sliced (shoulder is good)
2 (6 oz.) pkgs. garden vegetable-flavored soft spreadable cream cheese
4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
1 Cup shredded carrots
1 Cup Monterey Jack cheese
8 leaves green leaf lettuce

Spread cheese evenly over one side of each tortilla; top each with 1/4 Cup shredded carrots and 1/4 Cup Jack cheese. Layer lettuce and deli roast beef over carrots, leaving a 1/2-inch border around edge. Roll up tightly; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes -- or up to 8 hours -- before serving. To serve as sandwiches, cut each roll diagonally in half. Serves 4 (serving size: 2 roll-up halves).

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About Joni Hilton

Joni is an award-winning playwright, the author of 20 books, holds a master of fine arts degree in professional writing from USC, and is frequently published in major magazines. Tune in to her radio advice show at AM1380, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time, on saturday mornings.

A former TV talk show host in Los Angeles, she is also a TV spokeswoman across the U.S. for various corporations, and highly in demand as a public speaker.

Hilton writes for Music and The Spoken Word for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and is a columnist for Meridian Magazine.

Hilton's books can be found at Goodreads, CreateSpace, Amazon, Deseret Book, and at MormonAuthors. Reviews are also available at these same sites.

She is founder and former CEO of Holy Cow, an organic line of cleaning products, the winner of dozens of cooking contests, and a former model and Miss California. She is married to TV personality Bob Hilton, and they are the parents of four children.

Feel free to follow Joni at Twitter and on Facebook. Her website is at http://cookingwithjoni.blogspot.com/.

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