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Peppy Ham Tortillas Recipe

Peppy Ham Tortillas Recipe

"The beauty of this hearty breakfast is that it can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge to avoid last-minute fuss," relates Donna Freeland from Upland, California. "In the morning, pop the pan in the oven, and soon you'll be enjoying flavorful filled tortillas covered with a creamy cheese sauce."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 thin slices fully cooked ham
  • 1 block (16 ounces) Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped jalapenos or chilies, drained
  • 12 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. Place a ham slice, cheese strip and 2 teaspoons jalapenos down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; set aside.
  • 2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. stir in the flour, salt and mustard until smooth. Gradually add milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add cheese; cook and stir until melted.
  • 3. Spoon sauce evenly over tortillas. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 943 calories, 61 g fat (34 g saturated fat), 203 mg cholesterol, 2,291 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 51 g protein.