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Peppy Ham Tortillas

"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.
  • Makes
    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 whole milk
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 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 13x9-in. baking dish; set aside.
  • 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.
  • Spoon sauce evenly over tortillas. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 943 calories, 61g fat (34g saturated fat), 203mg cholesterol, 2291mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 51g protein.

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