Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Baked Soft Taco Roll Ups

Switching up the way we eat tacos is nothing new,  tacos are a family favorite and this recipe did not disappoint.  This recipe is a little spicier than some of the others that I make, but that can be easily fixed if you don't like things quite as spicy as I do by adding less jalepenos to the mix.  I had a tough time coming up with something to call this dish... I don't know all of the technical aspects of what a taco, burrito, enchilada... I just know delicious!

  • 2 Chicken Breasts cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 Cup PepperJack Cheese
  • 1 Cup Mild Cheddar Cheese (divided)
  • 2 Tablespoons of diced Jalepenos (I use the sliced kind from a jar and just chop them up a bit)
  • 1/2 of Corn
  • 1 Cup of Sour Cream
  • 1/3 cup of salsa
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon of Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/2+ 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1/3 Cup of Canola Oil
  • About 10 8" Flour Tortillas (you can use bigger ones if you would like)
  • Optional- serve with a side of shredded lettuce, sour cream, or salsa 

Serves 5

In a small sauce pan add canola oil and 1 teaspoon of minced garlic.  Bring oil to a simmer, this will happen pretty quick because this is not a lot of oil.  Turn off heat and let sit about 10 minutes so that the garlic infuses the oil with flavor.  While that is cooling, combine pepper jack, 1/2 cup mild cheddar, corn, sour cream, jalepenos, cumin, salt, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, salsa, and shredded chicken in a large bowl.  Mix well.

Preheat oven to 400.  Place about 1/4 cup of the mixture on one of the tortillas and sprinkle a little more cheese on top.
Fold sides in and place seam side down.  Repeat until all mixture is used.  Then lightly brush each of the roll ups with the garlic olive oil and sprinkle a dash of the cayenne pepper on each one.  I lined my baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up!
Bake for 10-12 minutes flipping halfway through.  The baking time will very depending on the size of the tortillas that you use.  You will know they are done when the edges of the tortillas are crispy.
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