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Feb. 12, 2013
These rollups are a great appetizer to take to a party. Not only will you look like a star for bringing such attractive, tasty food, if everything else is fried (it's happened to me a lot!), you'll have something to munch on—you'll be setting yourself up to avoid unhealthy food without starving. Just be sure you use roast beef that's been shaved or is very thinly sliced; otherwise the tortillas will tear when you roll them. The chili garlic sauce is availalbe in the International aisle of most major grocery stores with other Thai-type ingredients. If you can't find it, subbing in chili paste is okay, too.
Place the tortilla on a cutting board. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese and chili garlic sauce to taste. Stir to mix well. Spread the mixture evenly to the edges over about two-thirds of the tortilla. Top the cream cheese mixture with the pepper strips, basil, and roast beef. Starting at the filled end, roll the tortilla tightly into a tube, being careful not to tear it.
Space 8 toothpicks evenly across it and poke them into the tube so they go through and touch the cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut between the picks to make 8 pieces. Pick one piece and push the toothpick through so that the roll is evenly spaced in the center of it. Repeat with the remaining pieces. Arrange, spiral side up, on a serving plate. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.
Per serving: 226 calories, 22 g protein, 30 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, trace polyunsaturated fat, 1 monounsaturated fat, 35 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 409 mg sodium
Courtesy of The Biggest Loser Cookbook by Chef Devin Alexander. © 2006 by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP, The Biggest Loser™ and NBC Studios, Inc., and Reveille LLC