Stand n’ Stuff Tacos – #Old El Paso

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Disclosure: I was given these Stand N’ Stuff Taco shells from Old El Paso and BzzAgent to try out in my own kitchen. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Old El Paso helped me with dinner one night this weekend.  They sent us a box of their newest products to try.  I was so excited since everyone knows how much we LOVE Mexican food.  I can honestly say that we have one or more products from Old El Paso every time we have a mexican night.  I don’t think they make anything that we don’t like!

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When I first opened the box to find these Stand n’ Stuff Flour Tortillas, I wasn’t quite sure what you were to do with them.  At first glance, I thought they looked too big to eat as tacos.  Then I thought they must be more like edible burrito bowls.  However, once I took them out of their package, I knew that they were meant to be eaten like a taco. But don’t get me wrong, they would make yummy edible burrito bowls too!  What a great idea!

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We love soft tacos, but they can be so hard to fill.  You end up not putting nearly enough into them because you know they will make a huge mess when you go to close them up and eat them.  Right off the bat, my family commented on how much neater it was eating these tacos.  Your liquids and toppings weren’t constantly falling out the back of your taco.  It held together rather than tearing or falling apart.  The biggest bonus is that you can fill that sucker up with LOTS more goodies than you can a regular flour taco tortilla.  We were all instantly sold on these!

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Will I buy them again?  Absolutely!!  I posed the question, “What is something that you don’t like about them?”  No one could come up with anything.  Now that says a LOT coming from my picky kids.

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Now it’s time to make your own soft taco or burrito bowl.  We don’t get overly fancy with ours, but you certainly could.  There are so many great things you can top these with.  Yum!!!

Stand n' Stuff Tacos - #Old El Paso
 
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Ingredients
Optional:
  • shredded lettuce
  • Black beans
  • refried beans
  • guacamole
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, brown your ground beef on medium-high heat. Then drain off excess oil.
  2. Add taco seasoning to your ground beef. Follow directions for taco seasoning. Once cooked, set aside.
  3. Heat your Stand n' Stuff Flour Tortillas in the microwave or oven. Follow directions on the package.
  4. Spread a layer of ground beef on the bottom of your tortillas. Then sprinkle shredded cheese over the ground beef. Follow that with a spoonful of white queso, a helping of sour cream and then top with pico de gallo.
  5. Feel free to add any other topping you wish. Enjoy!

Disclosure: I was given this product from Old El Paso and BzzAgent to try out in my own kitchen. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Taco Seasoning

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes the smallest things seem like a big success.  Making my own Taco Seasoning is one of those. It is so easy to make and usually you have everything you need already in your spice cabinet.  Plus, you have the HUGE benefit of not eating all those preservative ingredients that you can’t pronounce in the prepackaged stuff.

It’s Monday and a super busy one at that, so I am not going to do a bunch of chit chatting on this post.  I do want to go ahead and tell you to get ready because this is shaping up to be a Mexican theme week.  I was scheduling my posts in my Blog Planner and realized that I have quite a few Mexican ones to share.  I told you we loved it around here!

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Print this recipe, go to your spice cabinet and get all these out and make this!  I promise you will be glad you did. So easy and so tasty too!

Taco Seasoning
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Store in an airtight container. This makes approx. 5½ tablespoons.
  2. To use: Use about 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning for every 1 pound of meat. You can adjust this to your liking. Brown your ground beef and drain off the fat. Add your taco seasoning along with ¾ cups of water to your ground beef. Simmer and stir until water is absorbed.

This was adapted from allrecipes.com. 

We almost always have one or more Old El Paso products on our Mexican night as well.  Check back tomorrow when we will be featuring their new Stand n’ Stuff Flour Tortillas.  We love them!!  🙂