Think beyond the taco, get Mexican inspired with Old El Paso - review/giveaway

In our house, we are trying to think beyond the box, or in this case, the taco. My kids love Taco night. The fun of making your own dinner can make even a bad day seem better. Since I write about food and chefs, I want my kids to explore more flavors and ingredients. If a taco is good, what other Mexican inspired flavors can be great.

Since my kids are familiar with the taco, we started with that premise. What else can we do with a tortilla?  Quesadillas are a quick, easy favorite. But, what else lies in the pantry, produce aisle and spice rack?

Getting my kids to eat vegetables was a first a struggle. I found that my son loved salsa. Salsa, when made fresh, can be a great source of vegetables. Combining tomatoes, onions, peppers and spices is simple and easy. I found that my son would eat more variety if I paired the dish with salsa.

We started with traditional salsas on top of a quesadilla. We have since expanded to spicy, jalapeno salsas to tangy verde salsa, he was more open to flavors, consistencies and ingredients.

While I love that my son is more daring with flavors, more importantly my son enjoys cooking with me.  From chopping the veggies to measuring the ingredients, this time in the kitchen is time to share our love of food. Since my son is vested in the food he cooks, we have opened even more avenues of food, flavors, and cuisines.

Our family has moved beyond tacos. Are you ready to see what other Mexican flavors your family might want to try?

Old El Paso® invites you to get inspired and explore the possibilities beyond tacos for your family’s next Mexican night with delicious recipes for enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas or burritos using your favorite Old El Paso® ingredients. Here’s a few recipes to get you cooking – and for more, be sure to visit www.oldelpaso.com!


Are you ready to think beyond the taco?  I have an Old El Paso prize package to giveaway. The prize package contains:
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  •  Square chip and dip and rectangular tray
  • Old El Paso products
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Disclosure: #MyBlogSpark provided the prize package and a package to me. Some material is my personal experience and other material is provided by MyBlogSpark & Old El Paso. All opinions are my own.

37 comments:

  1. I like to serve a Mexican style dish on my plates that have a place for salsa and guacaomle. I can dip my chips in it.

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  2. I love to serve it family style-but i certainly don't have any dishes as beautiful as in your post!

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  3. I love to serve my Mexican inspired meal with fajitas and guacamole!

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  4. I like to serve them with chips, dip, salsa and guacamole. A family favorite is Chicken Enchiladas.

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  5. I love serving salsa and tortilla chips, mini tacos

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  6. I like to make enchilada casseroles. They are easier to prepare and you can be more creative with it.

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  7. I like to serve Mexican foods buffet style, but my dishes aren't this nice. This would be very pretty for parties.

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  8. I like to serve Mexican foods buffet style, but my dishes aren't this nice. This would be very pretty for parties.

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  9. I like serving tacos and fajita in potluck parties.

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  10. I love using my taco holders and making it dinner a buffet style with cheese, sour cream, lettuce tomato, meat, sauce etc all out for everyone to choose what they desire
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. as a taco bar with different items for everyone to choose

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  12. i love to make tacos and chips with chesse

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  13. I like to serve it in a buffet style because I usally have alot of toppings that not everyone may want.

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  14. We have taco night and we have an assembly line. on the table and just get the topping we want and pass it around.

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  15. I love to serve with chips and homemade salsa. We just had tacos last night! I would like to try to make homemade taco shells sometime.

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  16. When making tacos I like to set it out as a taco bar!

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  17. We serve Mexican inspired dishes just like any others, on our well-used dinner plates.

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  18. They like the Chicken Enchiladas and taco night here. He just put it out in our dishes (not as nice as these posted) and make a trip thru the line. thank you

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  19. I can't follow anyone else on Twitter or I would. They say I'm at my limit, I guess I need more followers, not really sure how that works.

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  20. I like to make tacos and burritos!! We do a make your own type dinner, so everyone has the toppings they like!!

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  21. I like to make burritos and serve them with salsa

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  22. I like to serve it buffet style so everyone can make and add their own toppings!

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  23. my favorite way to serve a mexican inspired dish is usually on soft tortillas!!

    sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. My favorite way to serve it is family style, everyone picks what they want and we all eat together!

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  25. We enjoy serving a do it yourself taco bar

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  26. I love soft Tacos and having plenty of chips and salsa on hand

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  27. I usually do black bean and cheese enchiladas with sides of rice and beans, plus chips with salsa and queso!

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  28. we love cruncy tacos, in fact i think that's what is for dinner tonight

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  29. I love to make enchiladas with chips and homemade salsa

    shelly sawicki lash neuhouser

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  30. We love to have a make your own taco or burrito bar...everyone loves it! justicecw at hotmail dot com

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  31. I just recently tried a new mexican dish, it was really good.

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  32. I like to serve tacos in tortilla bowls.

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  33. Because everyone in my family is so picky (hubby won't eat veggies, 13 year old hates lettuce, 17 year old likes everything extra spicy, etc.) I typically make a "bare bones" version of any Mexican dishes and then let everyone add on their own toppings and spices buffet-style.

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  34. Usually serve them with tortillas and tortilla chips.
    Michelle Tucker

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