This past weekend was a big football weekend for our family, and we always love to enjoy our fall game-days with great food. We wanted something delicious and fast, so we decided to make Tacos with Old El Paso Taco Refried Beans, Taco Boats, and Stand and Stuff Tacos. My husband and I then went to Wal-Mart and we easily located the Old El Paso section to make our game-day feast a reality.
Check out these ingredients for a taco bar!
We thought that we would just make a standard taco bar that had individual bowls of meat, cheese, onions, sour cream, guacamole, and other favorite taco toppings. However, we wanted to try something a little bit different, so we decided to make a Mexican Layered Dip to make preparing the tacos a snap. Instead of having individual containers for each topping, we combined them to make a great pre-game dip and a “one-stop-topping-shop” for our taco entrée.
First, we warmed the Old El Paso Traditional refried beans on our stove. While they warmed, we gathered sour cream, guacamole, a can of diced tomatoes & green chiles, shredded cheese, finely diced onions, green onions, and green olives. Once the Old El Paso Traditional refried beans were ready, we spread them on the bottom of a baking dish, and then layered the rest of the toppings one by one until we had our Mexican Layered Dip. Finally, my husband browned 1 pound of ground beef, and added taco flavored seasoning. This allowed for the entire family to put meat, and all of the toppings on tacos in just 2 easy scoops!
We were so glad that we had this idea, because instead of having dozens of dishes to clean from a taco bar, there were only half a dozen dishes! What’s more is that before and after we made tacos, our family had a great recipe for chips and Mexican Layered Dip.
Mexican Layer Dip Taco Boats Recipe
- 1 can of Old El Paso Traditional Refried Beans
- sour cream
- 1 can diced tomatoes & green chiles
- shredded cheese
- finely diced onions
- chopped green onions
- chopped green olives
- Spread the refried beans on the bottom of a small glass baking dish.
- Layer the rest of the toppings one by one.
- Brown 1 pound of ground beef and added taco flavored seasoning.
- Scoop into Old El Paso Taco Boats or Stand ‘n Stuff Shells.
Of course, this recipe is also great because anyone can tailor it to fit their family’s needs. For example, you could choose not only beef, but chicken, pork, fish, or any other of your family’s favorite protein. Additionally, you could leave off or add any ingredient that you wanted to the Mexican Layered Dip recipe to make it fit your game-day needs.
If you prefer hard tacos, you can scoop the Mexican Layer Dip into the Old El Paso Stand ‘n Stuff Shells.
Check out this page for a variety of Old El Paso ingredients to use for your next taco recipes! Stop by your local Walmart to stock up!