Texas Sushi: Appetizers In Under 10 Minutes (With Recipe Linky)

by Rachel Lacy

If you know anything about college football, you know that there was a BIG upset this past weekend … a HUGE upset.

And I think my husband is STILL dancing with joy over it.

Picture it: my house in College Station, Texas (home of the Fightin’ Texas Aggies), our visiting family and my husband all wearing their Texas A&M attire, grown men JUMPING UP AND DOWN and darn near crying as they realized their team had upset #1 Alabama.

(Later, as we went on our first date night in months, the game was just about the only topic of conversation.  The. Only. Thing. We. Talked. About.)

But, I’ll admit, it was fun — having my husband’s entire family over, kids running around and playing, cheers and intermittent groans coming from the living room.  I love having family in our home and cooking for them, offering food that will energize their bodies and spirits for stress of watching a game on the television.

This recipe for Texas Sushi (aka Chipotle Bacon Pinwheels) was a flavor experiment; this past summer, I had the chance to work with a professional chef during a camping excursion.  He introduced me to Chipotle Tabasco sauce and, swoon, my world hasn’t been the same since.  It isn’t fiery hot like some pepper sauces; instead it’s got a rich, smokey flavor with the perfect, enjoyable amount of heat.  And it’s awesome on nearly everything you put it on or mix it with.  Promise.

Using only eight ingredients, these pinwheels pack a punch of flavor thanks to that smokey, tangy flavor of the Chipotle Tabasco, crisped bacon, and fresh green onions.  Mix it all up and slather it on fresh (or premade) flour tortillas.  You can pile as much of the cream cheese mixture as you wish — I kept mine relatively thin and “bite-sized” since I was feeding kids in addition to the game-obsessed adults.

Warning: be prepared to fight eating ALL of them as you make them.  They are addictive!!!!

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Texas Sushi: Appetizers In Under 10 Minutes
Easy and delicious! Perfect for a few or a crowd.
  • 1 8-oz block of Cream Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon of Chipotle Tabasco Sauce
  • 3 cooked pieces of Bacon (crispy stage), chopped
  • 3 Green Onions, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon of Chopped Black Olives
  • Cracked Black Pepper (to taste/optional)
  • Flour Tortillas
  1. In a bowl, stir the cream cheese to soften and break it down.
  2. To the softened cream cheese, add the Chipotle Tabasco sauce and mix well till fully incorporated.
  3. Next, stir in the chopped bacon, chopped green onions, and chopped black olives.
  4. Add cracked black pepper to taste.
  5. Spread 1-3 tablespoons of the mixture onto a flour tortilla and then roll it up, tightly.
  6. Using a sharp knife, slice the rolled tortilla into 6-8 "pinwheel" slices. Discard (or eat!) the ends.
  7. Arrange the sushi on a plate or platter; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
The cream cheese mixture can also be made ahead of time and stored (covered) in the refrigerator until ready to assemble.


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Rachel Lacy is the author of Following In My Shoes, where she blogs about Mommyhood, Family-Friendly Recipes and Bento Lunches, and Life in Texas. She is a lover of all things Coffee and Nutella.

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1 Jennifer Donovan November 15, 2012 at 10:39 am

Another Aggie on the 5M4M team — whoop!

Whenever I make the standard cream cheese/salsa roll ups, they get a BIG happy response. I’m going to make these next time. Yum.


2 Raquel November 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Chipotle Tabasco? I am so going to make these! I had to share these football cookies that I will be making this weekend when UCLA plays USC. It is a BIG rivalry for us here in Southern California and I am a huge Bruin fan!Congrats on beating Alabama – that is a tough team!


3 Run DMT November 16, 2012 at 4:33 am

I love Tabasco sauce on my eggs but the chipotle Tabasco sounds even better! Though the bacon makes it a bit more manly, these Texas sushi rolls would perfect for a tea party too. I think my kids would them!


4 San Diego Chef November 30, 2012 at 8:06 am

The sushi looked so attractive and dainty. It really does seem attractive and very easy to eat. Where can I get tabasco sauce?


5 kymi a June 19, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Great idea! I never tried Chipotle Tabasco Sauce now I have a great excuse to try it :) I’m going to try this at our pot blessing I know it will be a delicious hit. Thank you for sharing the recipe.


6 Alicia July 10, 2013 at 10:42 pm

These sound amazing, im makong them for a bachelorette party this weekend! Just wondering how many pinwheels this recipe makes? Im feeding 25 ladies so i think I’ll need to at least double everything! Thanks!


7 lisa laura August 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Great idea! I never tried Chipotle Tabasco Sauce now I have a great excuse to try it


8 Mary December 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm

These look and sound delicious! I’ll skip the Tabasco and olives though, not my taste normally but I don’t think my pregnant stomach could take it. Oh and ROLL TIDE FROM TUSCALOOSA!!!


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