Roast Beef Rollups with BLT Dip...a great appetizer!

With New Years right around the corner, this recipe will definitely be an appetizer that you will make over and over again. Aren't we always looking for a great appetizer? Pinwheels and rollups are a great appetizer idea. This recipe from Pampered Chef is definitely a keeper. They are easy to make and everyone loves them. There are hundreds of great rollups. This post has a few of those great rollups and pinwheels. From beef to salami to chicken ranch and Italian deli style rollups. If you're looking for some appetizers that will be the star of the appetizer table, I'm sure one of these will fit the bill.
My last few posts were on cakes...all kinds of cakes. This one is on another fun party food, rollups and pinwheels. Oh how many times I've made rollups. Sometimes I think I should bring something else, but the rollups are usually the first thing to go. So, I just bring different kinds of rollups now. Same assembly, but with different ingredients and always a crowd pleaser.

Now for the recipe for Roast Beef Roll-Ups and BLT Dip. One of my favorites...easy and delicious!

Roast Beef Roll-Ups & BLT Dip
Ingredients:
  • 8 oz  cream cheese spread
  • 3-4 tsp  prepared horseradish
  • 8 (6-in.) flour tortillas
  • 6 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb. thinly sliced deli roast beef (8 slices)
Directions:
  1. Combine cream cheese spread and horseradish in a small mixing bowl; mix well. For each roll-up, spread tortilla evenly with 2 T. (30 mL) of the cream cheese mixture. Top with tomatoes, cucumber, onion and roast beef. Roll up tortilla tightly.
  2. Wrap filled tortillas individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate, seam side down, 30 minutes. Cut each roll-up crosswise into thirds and serve on Medium Bamboo Platter.
Yield:  24 appetizers
Along with the roast beef rollups, the BLT Dip is a great compliment to this appetizer.

Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Dip

Yields approximately 2 1/2 cups of dip
Prep time: 15 min. | Chill time: 3 hours

Ingredients:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup ranch saladdressing
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 6 bacon slices, crisply cooked, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Lettuce leaves or crackers for serving
Directions:
  1. Place cream cheese in a medium bowl.  Gradually stir in dressing; mix well
  2. Remove seeds from tomato and dice it.  Reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish.  Finely chop bacon, celery, and onion.  Add tomato, bacon, celery, onion, and sugar to cream cheese mixture; mix well.  Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours to allow flavors to blend.
  3. To serve, line a bowl with lettuce leaves.  Fill with dip.  Garnish with reserved tomato.  Serve with bread, crackers, or crudités.







One Final Thought...
I do hope you enjoyed this post. So many variations for rollups or pinwheels to choose from. All delicious and easy to make. A great idea for the Holidays! Until next time...Enjoy!

Always remember..."Life's short, eat dessert first!"...words to live by!