You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.
With our friends the MacNeils making the trek to Alberta, we also lost our all-access pass to authentic Mexican tacos. Matt loves to put together the real deal, complete with handmade corn tortillas. Weekly flights to Edmonton would become a bit pricy, so we did the only thing we could… adapt.
Old El Paso has released their Restaurante line of taco kits that have introduced a whole new variety of authentic Mexican flavours to our Taco Tuesday. Baja Fish, Chicken Tinga and Steak Carne Asada are now available in the grocery store next to the classic varieties.
So far, we’ve tried the Chicken Tinga Tacos, they are the spiciest of the three varieties, rating at a medium heat level. The kits themselves are no harder to prepare than the original and still include flour tortillas, seasoning mix and matching taco sauce or sauce seasoning kit. The Restaurante kits also let you know which toppings go best on the taco. For the Chicken Tinga, they recommend lettuce, cilantro and avocado. They also offer Chef’s Tips on each box, which allow you to jazz up your tacos even more, such as adding feta, warming the tortillas in a hot pan instead of the microwave, and using chicken broth in lieu of water when preparing the chicken filling.
I’ve deemed these tacos ‘Matt-worthy’ and can’t wait to try the other two varieties.
Old El Paso has offered to send one lucky Canadian reader a Mexican Dinner Essentials kit consisting of one of each of the new Restaurante Taco varieties and a $75 Visa Gift Card to buy all the fixings to become a #MexicanChef in your own kitchen. To enter, complete the Rafflecopter below and good luck!
Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary product to facilitate this review post, opinions are my own and genuine.