Filled with a creamy cheese, deli roast beef, fresh spinach leaves, and zesty banana peppers, Roast Beef Picnic Pinwheels are the perfect appetizer, all rolled up in soft, flour tortillas. The prep is super fast and there’s zero cooking involved when making these easy tortilla roll ups.
Roast Beef Tortilla Roll Ups Recipe
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I’m always on the lookout for easy recipes that I can make for a crowd of people at parties and gatherings. Especially recipes for appetizers that I can make ahead of time and serve right when needed.
Bite-size tortilla rollups are a winner because you can make them ahead, slice to the size you need, and they are super easy to customize by changing up the type of deli meat and cheese you include in each one. Party pinwheels for the win!!
What to love about roast beef tortilla pinwheels –
- They travel well. Pinwheels are perfect for packed lunches, afternoon snacks, and outdoor picnics.
- Make them ahead. They just get better as they set.
- You can customize them by using different kinds of deli meat, cheese, and fresh greens.
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE –
- Deli roast beef, thinly sliced
- Alouette Spreadable Cheese, I used Garlic and Herbs flavor (this is similar to a whipped seasoned cream cheese)
- Banana peppers
- Fresh spinach
- Flour tortillas
HOW TO MAKE DELI ROAST BEEF PINWHEELS –
**PRINT THE FULL RECIPE FROM THE RECIPE CARD AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST
Spread the flour tortillas with the spreadable cheese, leaving about a 1/2-inch border around the edge.
Top the layer of cheese with ra couple of roast beef slices, overlapping them as you go. Add a few fresh spinach leaves, then sprinkle with banana peppers.
Roll up each wrap, using your fingers to tuck in the ingredients as you go. (The wraps are really full so this can be a little challenging, but worth the effort.)
Roll each wrap tightly in plastic wrap; chill for 3-4 hours to let the flavors meld and so the ingredients can really “unite” together.
To serve, unwrap and place each wrap onto a cutting board.
Trim the ends from each wrap (these are the “cook’s ends” so you get to eat them as you work 😋) , then slice each wrap into 4 fat pinwheels.
Place pinwheels into an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to enjoy.
ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED ABOUT THIS RECIPE
WHICH TOOLS ARE HELPFUL FOR MAKING THIS EASY APPETIZER RECIPE?
I like to use an off-set spreader for spreading the Alouette cheese over the flour tortillas.
A ceramic paring knife makes slicing the wraps into pinwheels very quick.
My favorite plastic wrap dispenser makes wrapping the wraps (and leftovers!) super easy. You can even get refills to have on hand.
Store the pinwheels in an airtight container in the fridge. I prefer using glass airtight containers whenever possible.
WHAT IS ALOUETTE CHEESE? I’VE NEVER HEARD OF IT.
Alouette Cheese is a brand of cheese that is a soft, spreadable cheese that is seasoned, similar in texture to whipped cream cheese. It is very flavorful and comes ready to spread. It comes in quite a few flavor combinations, such as Garlic and Herbs, Toasted Everything, Spinach and Artichoke, plus a few others.
My favorite is the original flavor, Garlic and Herbs, but they are all delicious.
CAN I USE OTHER TYPES OF DELI MEAT AND CHEESE TO MAKE THESE TORTILLA ROLL UPS?
Yes! Thinly sliced deli meats or shredded deli meats of any kind can be used for making roll ups and pinwheels. We like to make ham and cheddar cheese pinwheels and also corned beef with swiss cheese roll ups.
MORE FAVORITE RECIPES TO ENJOY
- INSTANT POT GROUND MEAT NACHO DIP
- TACO MEAT PARTY PINWHEELS (ROLL UPS)
- SIZZLE STEAK SHEET PAN NACHOS
- AIR FRYER CHEESY BACON POPPERS
- SMOKED SAUSAGE BACON SHOTS WITH CREAM CHEESE
Printable Roast Beef Picnic Pinwheels Recipe
Roast Beef Picnic Pinwheels
- 1 lb. thinly sliced deli roast beef
- 6 oz. Alouette Spreadable Cheese Garlic and Herbs flavor
- 16 oz. jar sliced banana peppers well drained, used to taste, will have some leftover (may use pepperoncini peppers if you prefer something a bit spicier)
- 2 cups loosely-packed fresh spinach leaves
- 4 10-inch flour tortillas Sun-dried Tomato Basil flavor (may substitute any flavor of wrap or even plain flour tortillas, as preferred)
- Spread the wraps with the spreadable cheese, leaving about a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Top with a couple of roast beef slices, overlapping them as you go. Add fresh spinach leaves, then sprinkle with banana peppers.
- Roll up each wrap, using your fingers to tuck in the ingredients as you go. (The wraps are really full so this can be a little challenging, but worth the effort.)
- Roll each wrap tightly in plastic wrap; chill for 3-4 hours to let the flavors meld and so the ingredients can really “unite” together.
- To serve, unwrap and place each wrap onto a cutting board. Trim the ends from each wrap (these are the “cook’s ends” so you get to eat them as you work 😋) , then slice each wrap into 4 fat pinwheels. Place the pinwheels into an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to enjoy.
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