Roast Beef Roll-ups

     This cold appetizer should be a must at every buffet table, your guests will love it.

  • 4oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 minced fresh cilantro
  • 2-1/2 tbls. minced banana peppers
  • 1 minced clove of garlic
  • 1/2 lb. thin sliced cooked roast beef
     Mix together the first 4 ingredients and then spread 2 tbls. on each slice of beef and roll tightly. Cover well in plastic wrap and put in fridge overnight. When ready to serve you can slice each roll into 1-1/2 inch pieces. Makes about 6-1/2 dozen.

Photo by Adactio

Rice and Spinach Balls

     This recipe is served warm from the oven and makes about 3 dozen balls.

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1-10oz. frozen chopped spinach  or broccoli, thawed, and dried
  • 2/3 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs, divided
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup of onion, minced
  • 3 beaten egg whites
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 tbls. dijon mustard
  • non-stick cooking spray
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Reserve 1/3 cup of bread crumbs. Combine remaining ingredients and roll into 1 inch balls. Roll the balls in the remaining bread crumbs. Bake for about 12 minutes.

Photo by  Juaquinuy