You all know how annoying it can be when you spend a good five minutes carefully stacking a crispy taco shell with the perfect combination of ingredients, only to have them all explode out the minute you bite into them, leaving you with more food on your plate (or lap!) than in your mouth, hands covered in soured cream and salsa, whilst the juice just works it’s way down towards your elbow? You do? Ah me too. It’s probably one of the reasons that you tend to go for fajitas over tacos any day of the week and why you’ve kind of got something against nachos but you don’t really know why (it’s that same crunch by the way…).
Old El Paso have listened to us in our millions (I don’t actually have stats but I’m sure we’re not the only ones in this predicament) and have now produced a wonder product called Stand n Stuff Tortillas to make soft tacos and well, they’re kind of a revelation. Why? Well, firstly I get quite a few things sent to me to try out, but nothing has never been met with such eager anticipation from my boyfriend than this Old El Paso package. He suggested tacos for every meal up until we actually opened the box (earlier than planned I may add as I was waiting for a dinner guest). The next day, lunch also involved tacos to use up the soft tortillas opened the night before. A couple of days later, said-guest arrived and yes, we had tacos again. So now I consider myself to be quite the expert when it comes to these handy little delicacies and have therefore compiled a list of the top five ways to fill your taco. Cue the lights…
1. Chicken Tacos with Homemade Salsa
Kind of like a fajita but in a taco form. Just cook chicken strips with onions, old El Paso taco seasoning and peppers. Top with a simple salsa, grated cheese and soured cream. Yum. This was with the garlic and pepper seasoning.
2. Salmon, Cucumber and Avocado Tacos
Now hear me out, before you judge. I was going for a kind of fish taco vibe but I had no traditional white fish in the house. The result? Delicious.
I used a pan fried salmon fillet, cubes of avocado and cucumber, squeezed a little lime over the top and added a dollop of soured cream. Crack a little black pepper over the final product and devour.
3. Traditional Beef Tacos with Homemade Salsa.
You cannot go wrong with a little minced beef, some fresh salad and grated cheese. Plus, just add a little homemade salsa for the ultimate fresh bite! For the beef, I used Old El Paso Garlic and Pepper taco seasoning.
4. BBQ Chicken and Homemade Guacamole Tacos
I LOVE homemade guacamole, it’s so quick and easy to make and a massive hit with guests. For my recipe, click here. For the chicken, I used Old El Paso Smoky BBQ taco seasoning.
5. Mexican Breakfast Tacos.
Now I haven’t tried it yet, but what do you think to this? Kind of like a breakfast wrap but with spicy beans and chorizo in a taco. I’m sold and trying it out soon! Want to come round on Sunday for brunch? Let me know in the comments below! (just kidding…kinda…)
How do you fill your tacos?
P.S. You could totally just use these fillings in a normal taco shell. But, you know, good luck with that…