Following on from my last post for Pork Enchiladas, the Mexican theme continues with another store cupboard staple. Having an Old El Paso Taco kit in your kitchen cupboard means you can knock up a pretty impressive spread. All you need are some chicken pieces or mince (freezer) and some lettuce, grated cheese and sour cream/Greek yogurt (fridge). The kit contains taco shells, spice mix and a mild tomato salsa.
To make the Taco base sauce, fry the meat in a little olive oil (I like to add a diced onion for extra flavour) then add the spice mix from the kit. This is mild but if your family don’t like anything spicy you can just use half the packet. Allow the meat to cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally; towards the end of cooking, put the taco shells in the oven for 2-3 minutes to warm through. Serve everything in separate bowls and get the family to help themselves.
To make up the Tacos, I put sauce in the base then layer salsa, sour cream, lettuce and finally cheese on top. Kids love this meal as it is a real Do-It-Yourself affair and if there is anything they really don’t like they can leave it out. However, I’ve found that it encourages picky children to have a go eating something they normally wouldn’t try.
As an extra you could make some guacamole- combine a chopped avocado, chopped tomatoes, half a chopped onion, one crushed garlic clove and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper.
What do you put in your Tacos?