*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Fiesta Cheesecake
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  cups          finely crushed tortilla chips
      1/4  cup           butter or margarine -- melted
    2      8 oz pkg      cream cheese -- softened
    1      3 oz pkg      cream cheese -- softened
    2      large         eggs
    2 1/2  cups          Monterey Jack cheese w/peppers -- (shredded)
    1      4 oz can      chopped green chiles -- (drained)
      1/4  teaspoon      ground red pepper
    1      8 oz carton   sour cream
      1/2  cup           chopped green pepper
      1/2  cup           chopped sweet yellow pepper
      1/2  cup           chopped sweet red pepper
      1/2  cup           green onions
    1      medium        tomato -- chopped
    2      tablespoons   finely chopped ripe olives
    2      bunches       cilantro or parsley -- (optional)
 
 Combine tortilla chips and butter; press onto bottom of a lightly greased 
 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.  Cool on a wire 
 rack.  Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer 3 minutes or 
 until fluffy; add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.  Stir in 
 cheese, chiles, and ground red pepper.  Pour into prepared pan, and bake at 
 325 degrees for 30 minutes.  Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack.  Place on a bed 
 of fresh cilantro or parsley, if desired.  Gently run a knife around edge of 
 pan to release sides, and let cool
 completely.  Spread sour cream evenly over top; cover and chill.  Arrange 
 green pepper and remaining ingredients on top as desired.
 
 Converted by MC_Buster.
 
 
 
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 NOTES : Posted to recipes-R-Us and Karls-Eatery-Too 7/99