Mama OWL Blog: Family Meals with Old El Paso

Family Meals with Old El Paso

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Old El Paso Mexican

If you follow my blog you'll be fully aware of the love we have for Mexican food. Fajita Fridays were a regular feature on our weekly meal plans for a long time, and we regularly mix it up now with chicken chimichangas, Mexican lasagne and enchiladas. Old El Paso sent us a selection of their range to try out, and so for the past couple of weeks we have been sampling new ideas for delicious Mexican meals to eat together and enjoy as a family.

Old El Paso Paprika & Herb CasseroleProbably my favourite thing about Old El Paso meal kits is how easy it makes preparing dinner. We're a busy family of seven and are always out & about doing something, so having a ready-made kit that I can just throw together with some meat & vegetables is ideal.

Even better, the new Casserole recipe mixes mean I can just pop it all in the slow cooker in the morning after I get the kids off to school, so then I can get on with our day and come dinnertime we have a tasty meal ready for us.

Old El Paso Mexican Lasagne We particularly enjoyed the warming paprika & herb casserole recipe mix - combined with some diced chicken, mixed peppers, chopped tomatoes and onions, and left to cook throughout the day, it was lovely to come home to.

My Mexican lasagne recipe is another slow cooker favourite, quick & easy and always polished off in no time by the Mister & kids.

Old El Paso Mexican Lasagne

For those who aren't so keen on the spicier dishes, the one-pan extra mild, super tasty rice meal is ideal. H likes Mexican food but has a more sensitive palate and prefers the milder options, and he really enjoyed the one pan rice. As did I, because I only had one pan to clear up afterwards! Made with chicken, onion, sweetcorn and peppers it was a tasty, filling dish and we all enjoyed it - it is very mild so if that's your preference then I would highly recommend it, we'll definitely be having both of them again.

Old El Paso One Pan Rice Meal

Old El Paso TacoNow, you can't sample Mexican food without trying tacos. Admittedly we don't normally have them because they are SO messy (the kids, not the tacos) and we always end up with everything everywhere.
I had forgotten how much I like them, they make a great meal served with salad and potato wedges.

The Old El Paso range of products are versatile in such a way that you can make them to your own personal tastes. You can try them with different meats, or make them vegetarian, or even make them less spicy by adding less of the seasonings if that's to your taste. I think that the best thing about Mexican food is that the 'buffet style' of it makes it a great family meal to all enjoy together around the table, just set out some nachos and quesadillas as sides and get stuck in!

We received complimentary products from the Old El Paso range for review purposesThe views shared are my own personal & honest opinions and written in my own words. All links are no-follow.

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