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Opa’S Savory Beef Jerky Mini Cheesecakes

Opa’s Savory Beef Jerky Mini Cheesecakes

4 oz. Opa’s Beef Jerky, chopped
14 vanilla wafers crumbled
2 tablespoons fresh chopped garlic
2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons smoked sweet paprika
16 oz (2 packages cream cheese) softened
3 eggs
2 tablespoons lime juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Line muffin tins with 12 paper baking cups. Place crumbled vanilla wafers in the bottom of each muffin cup
In a mixing bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs, lemon juice, and sugar. Beat until smooth and thoroughly combined. Add Opa’s Beef Jerky, fresh cilantro, garlic and spices and mix well until incorporated.
Fill each baking cup 2/3 full with cream cheese and Opa’s Beef Jerky mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 17 minutes. Cool on a rack.
Top with spicy salsa and sprigs of fresh cilantro.

Makes 14 mini cheesecakes