Monday, October 27, 2014

Old El Paso Tortilla Bowls

Once a month General Mills sends me a (new) product to try out. Usually I get excited about it and my family enjoys whatever I make. But this time, my HUSBAND got excited, and started coming up with 100 ideas for it. I believe I heard the word Superbowl about 16 times. I told him to slow down and pick one idea for dinner that night.

Old el Paso Soft Tortilla bowls are pretty cool. They’re uniquely shaped to stand on your plate without unrolling or spilling, minimizing the mess & increasing your eating enjoyment. They're like boat shaped soft taco shells! It’s the only soft-‐shell tortilla that stands up by itself! It’s versatile: can be used for fajitas, dips, traditional tacos, desserts, hot dogs, a breakfast burrito on the go!  I can see them as a bowl for chili, or a great way to serve huevos rancheros! Or you could brush them with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and bake them for a few minutes and then fill them with ice cream!

My husband asked me to make individual Mexican Lasagnas. I layered taco spiced beef with cheeses and traditional tortillas and salsa and he loved every bite. My kids used them to roll up their tacos so the filling didn't fall out everywhere. 

He's still working on his Superbowl ideas using the Tortilla bowls so we'll see what I can come up with in February!

Individual Mexican Lasagnas

2 Old el Paso Soft Tortilla Bowls
2 Old El Paso Flour Tortillas
1/2lbs ground beef
1 package old el Paso Taco seasoning
1/2 cup queso cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1/4 cup salsa
shredded lettuce
chopped tomato

1. Cook the ground beef with the seasoning and set aside.
2. Place the tortilla bowls on a baking sheet.
3. Spoon in a couple of tablespoons of the beef mixture. 
4. Top with a tablespoon of the queso cheese and another of the salsa.
5. Cut a flour tortilla in half and place over top the beef and cheese.
6. Repeat steps  3 to 5. 
7. Top with the shredded cheddar and place in a 350˚F oven for 5 minutes.
8. Remove from the oven and top with the shredded lettuce and chopped tomato and serve.

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