Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesday: How to make pigs in a blanket with tortillas

Time to use up that leftover chili from yesterday! :0)

My kids loved this one. The original idea was stolen from Rachael Ray, who has an even better recipe (in my opinion), but I had chilli to use up and wanted to save money by working with what we already had, so here's my "piggy back" idea that won't break my piggy bank. :0) (I'm so clever, I know) Click on the link to see Rachel's "piggy's in a blanket".

Flour tortillas
Lil' smokies
cheddar cheese (we had mexican cheese, so that is what I used)
Leftover chili
Step One: Cut your flour tortillas into triangles. Step Two: Dampen a paper towel and wrap around the tortillas. Microwave for a few seconds to soften the tortillas. Keep them wrapped in the toweling as you do the other tortillas.
Step Three: Put one weiner on the big end of each triangle tortilla. Add a little scoop of chili and some shredded cheese.
Step Four: Whisk up your egg with a splash of water. Roll the little sweeties up nice and tight, and spread egg wash over all of them.
Step Five: Bake the little babies in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
Dinner is served!
Proof of how much my kids like these...They ate them, and they asked for "more please!" My kids are so picky it's ridiculous, so this is a big deal. ;0)

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