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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Old El Paso - Weeknight Mexican Dinner Night + Giveaway

One of our favorite types of cuisine happens to be Mexican food since I grew up in a large Hispanic community. As a child, we would eat Mexican food at least 4 times a week. Now that I am a wife, mother and grandmother...I am carrying on that tradition by serving Mexican cuisine twice a week here in my own home.

One of the brands I turn to for that authentic Mexican taste happens to be Old El Paso. At any given time you will find at least 5 Old Paso products here in my home. We enjoy eating fish tacos, beef tacos, burritos, nachos, enchiladas, quesadillas and more! This is one cuisine that my entire family enjoys!
Recently I was sent a gift pack of Old El Paso products to review for all of you. For this review we decided to create our own Mexican family dinner night and enjoyed soft-shelled beef & bean tacos and some homemade beef & green chile enchiladas. You can grab the recipes directly from the Old El Paso site.

One of the things I really love about the Old El Paso products is that I can get in and out of the kitchen on a weeknight in less than 35 to 45 minutes flat! That includes preparation time and cook time! During these nights of the week I just don't have 2 hours to prepare an entire meal from scratch. Old El Paso makes it quick & easy to get dinner on the table for a hungry family of four!

For our soft-shelled tacos we used Old El Paso tortilla shells, refried beans, taco seasoning mix, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, chopped onions, sour cream and some shredded taco mix cheese. These soft-shelled tacos took less than 25 minutes to make and my family gobbled them right up!

For our beef & green chile enchiladas those took a little longer since you bake them in the oven. We used the Old El Paso flour tortillas, enchilada sauce, refried beans (which added to their recipe) along with the rest of the ingredients in the recipe. Even those these enchiladas took a little longer to make...they were well worth the wait!

My family LOVED both of the items I served for our Mexican Food family night! I love how easy everything was to prepare and they got plenty of healthy veggies in their diets.  Sigh, I wish we would of had some left-overs but sadly...they ate every last bite! I guess that attests to how great the food was!

How many of you love Mexican food? What kind is your favorite? Did you know that you can find easy to prepare Mexican recipes over on the Old El Paso site? I highly recommend them and I know we will be trying out more recipes in the very near future...like next week to be exact!
Giveaway: One lucky winner is going to win an Old El Paso gift pack! One winner will receive a rectangular serving tray, a round divided serving tray, a pack of flour tortillas, a can of refried beans, $10 Walmart Gift Card and a can of enchilada sauce. YAY! Now you can have your own family Mexican night too!

Giveaway Details: This giveaway is open to residents of the USA ONLY who are age 18 and over. Please read the Terms of Service and Disclaimer Policy before entering. You must be a PUBLIC FOLLOWER of this Blog to have your entries count in my giveaways. (Follow via Google Friend Connect) All non-blog followers will have their entries disqualified after the giveaway closes. This giveaway will close on October 14th, 2013 at midnight EST time.



Disclaimer: Shelly Hill has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. The Shakin N Bakin Blog is not responsible for delivery/shipping of giveaway items won from this blog nor are we responsible for mis-use or injury caused by items won from this Blog. Content on this blog is copyrighted, all rights reserved. We reserve the right to legally pursue anyone who violates our rights and/or steals our copyrighted material.

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Roe Clark said...

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