Taco Pinwheels

Get ready to embark on a flavor-packed journey with Taco Pinwheels, a delightful twist on traditional tacos that’s as fun to eat as it is to make! Imagine all the bold and zesty flavors of your favorite taco fillings rolled up into bite-sized pinwheels, creating a perfect appetizer or snack for any occasion.

Picture a soft flour tortilla spread with a creamy layer of seasoned cream cheese, acting as the canvas for a colorful array of taco-inspired ingredients. Crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, savory ground beef or turkey, tangy salsa, and gooey melted cheese all come together in a symphony of flavors and textures, ready to tantalize your taste buds with every bite.

The beauty of Taco Pinwheels lies in their versatility and simplicity. They’re incredibly easy to make, requiring just a few basic ingredients and minimal prep time. Simply spread a thin layer of seasoned cream cheese onto a large flour tortilla, then layer on your favorite taco fillings, leaving a border around the edges to ensure a clean roll.

Once your tortilla is loaded with all the delicious fixings, gently roll it up tightly, like a sushi roll, and slice it into bite-sized pinwheels. Arrange the pinwheels on a serving platter, seam side down, and watch as their vibrant colors and inviting aroma beckon guests to dig in and enjoy.

These Taco Pinwheels are perfect for parties, potlucks, game day gatherings, or simply as a fun and flavorful snack for the family. They’re portable, kid-friendly, and endlessly customizable, allowing you to tailor them to suit your taste preferences or dietary restrictions.

Serve them with a side of salsa, guacamole, or sour cream for dipping, and watch as they disappear before your eyes, leaving behind smiles and satisfied appetites. Whether you’re a taco aficionado or simply looking for a new twist on classic finger foods, Taco Pinwheels are sure to be a hit with everyone lucky enough to try them. So grab your tortillas and get rolling – a fiesta of flavor awaits!

  • • ½ pound ground beef
  • • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • • 1 teaspoon salt
  • • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • • ⅓ cup diced onion
  • • ½ 8 oz can of Rotel
  • • 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
  • • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • • Optional Garnishes: lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, green onions, cilantro
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and get a baking sheet ready by spraying it with nonstick spray.
2. In a skillet, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until it’s nicely browned. Throw in the diced onion and minced garlic, and keep cooking until the onion is soft and the meat is fully cooked.
3. Drain off any extra fat from the skillet.
4. Mix in the chili powder, salt, pepper, cumin, onion powder, dried oregano, and paprika. Add the Rotel and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Then, take it off the heat and set it aside.
5. On a flat surface, lay out the puff pastry sheet and roll or press it into a big rectangle, about 18 inches long.
6. Spread the cooked beef mixture evenly over the puff pastry, then sprinkle on the shredded cheese.
7. Starting at the long edge closest to you, roll up the dough tightly, kind of like you would with a cinnamon bun. Seal the edge along the roll.
8. Use a serrated knife to slice the roll into one-inch slices. Wipe the knife with a wet paper towel between cuts to stop it from sticking.
9. Place the pinwheel slices on the prepared baking sheet, leaving a bit of space between each.
10. Bake them for 10 to 12 minutes, or until they’re a lovely golden brown.
11. Serve them hot with your choice of optional garnishes and get ready to see them disappear! Prep Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 12

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