Why pay an arm and a leg for a sandwich when you can make these incredibly awesome deli-style wraps with the works right in your own kitchen, and all for a fraction of the price! ALL the meats, ALL the cheeses, including a fantastic cream cheese spread that’s good all by itself on a spoon! (Or crackers, if someone’s looking!) Perfect for school, work, or to just share with your best friend!
Maybe not the healthiest of wraps, but definitely loaded with protein, veggies, dairy, and most certainly, TONS of flavor that makes it satisfying and fun!
I think we all deserve a treat about now! I know I sure did! And it’s so fast and simple to make, that you’ll want to make several ahead of time to make life a whole lot easier!
You can use whatever flavor of tortilla-style wraps you enjoy, and whatever size fits your needs. I chose the large, 10-inch, Garden Spinach Herb ones for this particular wrap, and these worked beautifully!
So, to get these going, all you have to do is make the SUPER tasty double-cheese, Ranch-flavored spread. This comes together in just minutes! And WOW is it ever good!!
Like, just grab a SPOON – and go for a few bites – good!!!
Then, just place one of your wraps between two paper towels that you’ve run under the faucet and wrung out so that it’s still quite damp. Not wet, but very damp.
And just warm it in the ol’ microwave for about 10 seconds on high. This will make it soft and pliable enough to roll up.
Then spread your cream cheese spread all the way to the edges. I didn’t quite do this the first time, as you can see, but I learned, when going to fold and roll it, that it works best if you do.
Then start layering all the goodies your little heart desires! I started with slices of very thinly sliced lean turkey.
Then a few slices of paper-thin slices of ham….
…and lastly, some super thin slices of lean roast beef. All conveniently purchased from the grocery store deli.
*And when you have them slice it SUPER thin, it really goes a VERY long way!! So you really don’t hardly need much at all.
And that helps to keep the cost WAY down, but you still get a VERY nice amount of meat on there. The same way restaurants do it!
Next, cover the top with whatever cheeses make you smile! I used co-jack and pepper jack for this one. My hubby’s favorite for sandwiches!
Next up to bat, is some lettuce. I found it much easier to roll up if I just used whole leaves versus shredded or chopped.
And the lettuce holds up MUCH better this way, too, if you’re making it well in advance. Chopped and shredded can get very soggy overnight.
I double-seasoned the lettuce and tomatoes (coming next), with salt and pepper, and a light sprinkle of my homemade Zesty Italian Dressing.
But, I did find that you really only need to add salt, pepper and dressing to the tomatoes on top. The first one, this one, was just a wee bit TOO juicy. (Still shockingly awesome, though!!!)
Then just add your crisp-cooked, peppered, and chopped bacon, and a few strips of roasted red peppers, drained well.
Now comes the scary-fun part! Roll up the edge close to you, then fold over the sides inward, and continue to roll up the whole thing, sealing the edge at the end. (*Use a bit more cheese spread if needed.)
*If it cracks open a little, pfffft!, don’t worry about it. Just squish ‘n smoosh it right back together!
It will all be fine when you wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and chill it!
Then just unwrap it, slice it, aaaannnnddddd……
…..OH, my god. I can’t even tell you how awesome this was!!! Just as good, if not better, than your VERY expensive bistro cafe downtown!!
And it’s HUGE. So, fair warning. You’ll definitely want to split this with a friend! *And if making this for your kids for their lunch, you can slice this into 2, or even possibly 3 servings, and then rewrap them individually.
Like I said, even just ONE really goes a long way!! HUGE win!!
So, who said lunches have to be boring? If you’re in need of a special treat, be it for lunch at work, school or play, or even a nice refreshing supper, THESE should be at the top of your list!
Watch how fast chores get done when you serve, “The Works” Deli-Style Sandwich Wrap for YOUR family!
Stay safe and healthy everybody!! Never forget your mask, and keep a safe and responsible distance! Love to all!!
The Works Deli-Style Sandwich Wrap
Makes 2 – 4 wraps depending on size of wrap desired
2-4 10″-round flavored tortilla wraps, I used garden spinach herb ones for these
2 – 3 Tbl. Ranch Cream Cheese Spread (*recipe follows)
2-3 very thin slices each of assorted deli meats (per sandwich), I used Roast Beef, Turkey, and Virginia Baked Ham
2 slices cheese (per sandwich), I used co-jack and pepper jack
2-4 large iceberg lettuce leaves (1 per sandwich)
thin slices roma tomato, to cover center ingredients
fresh-cracked salt and pepper
a light sprinkle of zesty-style Italian salad dressing, my homemade preferably
1 slice crisp-cooked peppered bacon (per sandwich), chopped
4-6 strips roasted red peppers (per sandwich)
Ranch Cream Cheese Spread:
1 (8 oz.) block cream cheese, softened
1 Tbl. mayo, I used Duke’s
1/2 cup shredded co-jack cheese
2 Tbl. finely chopped red onion
1 Tbl. dry Ranch dressing and dip mix
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/16 tsp. regular black pepper
In small to medium-sized bowl, soften cream cheese in microwave until creamy and stir-able, but not melted. Stir in mayo well. Stir in rest of ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Cover, and set aside until needed.
Warm tortilla wraps, one at a time, in microwave for about 10 seconds on high (until pliable), between two damp paper towels. Lay onto clean work surface and spread with 2 – 3 tablespoons cream cheese spread (all the way to the edges).
Across bottom section, just below center and keeping away from all edges, layer roast beef, turkey and ham (in any order), and top with cheese slices to cover. Top with a lettuce leaf and slices of tomato. Season with salt and pepper, and lightly drizzle with salad dressing. Sprinkle with chopped bacon and top with roasted red pepper strips. Fold front edge over, then fold sides in, and roll up tightly. Make sure it’s sealed shut to the cream cheese. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and chill until firmed a little so it doesn’t fall apart and is easier to slice.
Unwrap, slice in half, and serve! Enjoy!
*Note: If making for a school or work lunch, after chilling, unwrap, slice, then rewrap.