Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Years Eve Dinner Idea: Tacos with Old El Paso (plus a giveaway)

A few weeks ago we did a taco night as a family. I forgot how much I loved doing this with my whole family when I was younger. We'd set up a taco bar with hard shells, soft shells, diffferent cheeses and a variety of toppings. We'd get to make our tacos how we wanted! I hadn't done this tradition with my kids yet so I was excited when I was asked to enjoy a taco night with Old El Paso.

The taco seasoning was really easy to use and it tasted great. I actually made turkey tacos with ground turkey meat. Since turkey gets dry when you cook it, the way the seasoning cooks with the water and the meat really made it juicy. When I was shopping for my Old El Paso seasoning, I saw that they also did taco shells, hard and soft. This is great, less cooking for mom!

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I am giving away an Old El Paso Prize Pack!

Old El Paso taco prize pack includes a packet of original Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, a Cactus Chip & Dip Serving dish, a set of 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes and a $10 gift card to purchase your taco fixings!

To Enter:

Simply Comment and tell me if you have any traditions as a family for a taco night or let me know your opinions of the Old El Paso Seasonings!

This giveaway will run through 1/7! Winner will be chosen at random.

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  1. We love using Old El Paso Seasonings mix in salad, yummy!
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  2. We do taco night all the time. Even the twins eat tacos. I started cooking some of the rice in with the ground beef. That way it sticks together and the babies can eat the rice. If I do it separately then the Twins just dump rice all over my floor. We have had Taco Night with our neighbors too. No real traditions, just good food laid out on the counter and do-it-yourself tacos.

    I usually use Old El Paso seasoning mix for my Taco Nights. I sometimes use their Refried Beans as well.

  3. I love the Old El Paso Taco Seasoning in my beef tacos.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  4. We like to put a twist on Taco Night and make taco baked potatoes. Delicious!

  5. Mmm I've never used the Old El Paso Seasonings, but this post has me craving tacos!
    My grandparents have traditional "taco nite" get togethers every couple of months. The whole family and many of our friends know that when they get a text or email with "TACO NITE" they need to be there! good times, good food, everyone is invited!

  6. El Paso Seasoning tastes great with chicken in chicken and cheese qusedillas!


  7. I really like the Old El Paso Seasonings. I use them quite often. Mexican is my favorite type of food and use a lot of Old El Paso products.


  8. I love El Paso Seasonings and have quite a variety in my cupboard. I love the chicken taco, the HOT taco, the burrito and fajita ones! They make a great meal.

  9. Love the Old El Paso taco seasoning in my ground beef when I am making taco salads, burritos, or tacos. mmmmm! good stuff!

    karin56381 (at)

  10. We use Old El Paso seasonings in our taco filling. It tastes good! We also like the Old El Paso white corn taco shells.

  11. Our tradition is that taco night is also movie night, on Friday night.