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Southwest Cheesecake
Appetizers | Green Chile Recipes

1 cup finely crushed tortilla chips
3 Tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1 packet taco seasoning
2 eggs
2 cups shredded Colby or Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup chopped green chiles
1 cup sour cream
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced green onion
1/3 cup chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup pitted ripe olive slices

Heat oven to 350 . Stir in chips and butter in small bowl; press into 9-inch spring form pan. Bake 15 minutes. Beat cream cheese and eggs in large mixing bowl at medium speed until well blended. Mix in shredded cheese and chilies; pour over crust and bake 30 minutes. Spread sour cream over cheesecake. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate until ready to serve at least 30 minutes. Top with remaining ingredients just before serving.

Note: You can also add 1/2 packet of taco seasoning with the cheese and chilies if you want a bit more spice.

Yields: 16-20 servings.


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