Reader recipe Antojitos
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Serve warm. My husband and I experienced something called antojitos (Mexican inspired appetizer) at a restaurant once, but they were deep-fried and not spicy enough for us. I tried recreating them at home, baking instead of deep frying and adding more spice. This is the recipe I use now because it is quick and yummy. We love these little treats and we always share them with our friends.

By Lacey Hirtle

Source: Lacey Hirtle

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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Portion size 30


  • 5 510-inch soft tortillatortillas
  • 125 mL 125mLsoftened cream cheese
  • 1/4 1/4green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchunky salsa
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspchili pepper, flakes
  • 1/4 small 1/4smalloniononions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup 1cupgrated Monterey Jack cheese
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Preheat oven to 400ºF. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, salsa, and chili pepper flakes until smooth. Stir in green pepper and onion. Spread 2 tbsp of cream cheese mixture evenly on each tortilla. Sprinkle each tortilla with 2 tbsp of grated cheese. Roll up tortilla and fold ends inside the roll to prevent filling from spilling out. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes or until tortillas are golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes and cut each tortilla roll into 6 pieces. Note: green pepper can be substituted for red pepper and 1 tsp of finely chopped jalapenos can be used instead of chili pepper flakes.

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