Beef Packs a Nutritional Punch
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, beef is featured in our Roast Beef Philly Wrap recipe.
The cattle industry is Colorado’s largest agricultural sector. There are more than 2.6 million head of cattle and 13,000 beef producers throughout Colorado. The state ranks 10th in overall cattle numbers nationwide. A 3 oz. serving of lean beef (about the size of a deck of cards), has an average of about 150 calories and is a good or excellent source of 10 essential nutrients. Beef is an excellent source of protein and zinc. Look for beef at your local grocery store or at restaurants across the state.
Roast Beef Philly Wrap
Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., 5280 Culinary, LLC
1 10″ Sun Dried Tomato Tortilla
4 Tbsp. Cheese Spread, Rondele or Boursin style
2-4 Tbsp. Creamy Horseradish Sauce
6 Slices Provolone Cheese
6 Slices Roast Beef
1/2 Cup Roasted Red and Green Bell Peppers, cooled
1/4 Cup Sautéed Yellow Onions, cooled
On a small cookie sheet layout the tortilla. Layer as follows: cheese spread, creamy horseradish sauce, provolone cheese, roast beef, roasted peppers, sautéed onions. Roll the tortilla tight, folding in the sides as you roll it. Slice into smaller rounds for appetizers or in half for a sandwich. Goes great with soup or a light salad.
Enjoy with a Colorado wine, such as a glass of Cabernet Franc from Garfield Estates, located in Palisade, Colorado.
Visit www.coloradoagriculture.com  for a complete list of recipes.