*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Southwestern Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By     : Kay Averiette
 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           finely crushed tortilla chips
    3      tablespoons   butter or margarine -- melted
   16      oz            cream cheese -- softened
    2                    eggs
    1      pkg           shredded colby/monterey jack cheese (8 oz)
    1      can           chopped green chilies (4 oz)
    1      cup           sour cream
    1      cup           chopped orange or yellow pepper
      1/2  cup           green onion slices
      1/2  cup           chopped tomatoes
      1/4  cup           pitted black olive slices
 
 Preheat oven to 325F.  Stir together chips and butter or margarine in small
 bowl; press into bottom of 9-inch springform pan.  Bake 15 minutes.  Beat
 cream cheese and eggs in large mixing bowl at medium speed with electric
 mixer until well blended.  Mix in shredded cheese and chilies; pour over
 crust.  Bake 30 minutes.  Spread sour cream over cheesecake.  Loosen cake
 from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan.  Chill.  Top with
 remaining ingredients just before serving.
 
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