16 Nov

Mexican night with Old El Paso

As a working mom, I love taco night. It’s a no brainier, the spices required conveniently come in the same box and all I need to do is shred cheese, dice tomatoes, cut lettuce, stick them all in fun bowls and voila, it’s Mexican night. But the best thing is that everyone will actually eat something even though we all have different tastes.

I will usually eat the tacos with a lettuce leaf rather than a taco shell (or 1 soft shell) to limit carbs and the kids will have a soft taco without meat but load up on cheese and veggies. Hubby likes hard shells and the next day will bring a taco salad to work for lunch. Taco night is alway a huge hit.

Recently my favourite taco company Old El Paso introduced a few new authentic “restaurant quality” taco kits. There are three new flavors . I was a little surprised Old El Paso felt the need to make a better quality product, because well, I didn’t find there was anything wrong with the original. Truth be told, I didn’t find the Chicken Tinga to be a hugely different than the original chicken flavor. It’s still yummy and has a slight zing to it, but is say it’s just as great as the chicken tacos I’ve enjoyed from Old El Paso for years. The taco kit comes with soft shells so if you have a hard shell over don’t forget to pick up hard shells as well.

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As a kid the only international dinner night we had was Italian, spaghetti and pizza. As I got older (in my 20’s) I started experiencing different flavors, different international dishes and a life time of amazing food I had missed out on. I want my kids to know about all the great foods that are out there and Mexican is one of them. While I probably won’t be successful in getting them to try chili achilles for breakfast, I hope they will be pleased that we opened up their dinner options to more than just American / Canadian dishes.

The other new flavors are Steak Asada and Baja fish. I normally only use chicken or ground beef for taco night. So these should get me out of my comfort zone.

Want to try some for yourself? You can pick it up in stores now.

Giveaway:

1 lucky Canadian reader is going to receive a box of each of the new old El Paso kits and a $75 GC

To Enter:

Post a picture on Instagram or Twitter of your Mexican inspired dish @myweeview and a #mexicanchef #tag. (Make sure to comment below with the link to your tweet)

Bonus entry:

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Giveaway closes November 28th @ 11:59pm EST. Open to canada only.

**disclaimer: sponsored content here – but seriously, taco night is awesome and we buy nothing other than old El Paso. We once tried the no name brand and the shells were stale… We will never go back! True story!