Add Mexican Flair to a Party with 3 Appetizer Recipes Made Easy with Old El Paso

My family is just a little bit obsessed with Mexican food. Taco night is a staple in our dinner repertoire, enchiladas are a fun and delicious fancier meal choice, chips and salsa are a frequent snack…Mexican food is something that none of us ever get tired of having! And that’s why we all love Old El Paso.

3 easy mexican appetizers for your next party

But even as much as I love all kinds of Mexican delicacies, I sometimes forget just how versatile the cuisine style can be. That’s why I decided to use my favourite Old El Paso products to create some quick and easy party-worthy appetizers with Mexican flair.

First up was a simple Mexican Bruschetta. I blended Old El Paso salsa and Mexican Queso, then used the mixture as a topping on Jalapeno Baguette chips. A little fresh cilantro on top and I had a spicy finger food with delicious flavour. The combination of creamy, crunchy and spicy was addictive!

mexican bruchetta

Next, I decided to create a hot appetizer using the new Old El Paso Mini Tortilla Bowls. I started by browning a pound of ground beef and then using a packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning in the beef to spice it up. I filled the tortilla bowls with ground beef, topped them with cheese and baked them in a 350-degree oven for about five minutes, until the cheese was melted. Topped with sour cream and served with salsa, they were a tasty and mess-free taco appetizer that we all loved.

beef-filled tortilla bowls

Finally, I whipped up a tasty Refried Bean Dip. I used one can of Old El Paso Refried Beans and blended it with a minced clove of garlic, a tablespoon of red wine vinegar and a tablespoon of sour cream. Served in an Old El Paso Tortilla Bowl surrounded by tortilla chips, this dip was quick to make and had a great tangy yet creamy flavour.

refried bean dip

All three of these recipes were quick to put together thanks to Old El Paso, had bold Mexican flavour and would make a great addition to an assortment of different appetizers or as a starter at a Mexican-themed party. Personally, the hearty beef-filled Tortilla Bowls were my favourite. Served with assorted taco toppings like lettuce, tomato and diced avocado on the side, these are easy to customize for a more personalized appetizer. And the tortilla bowls make them so easy to fill and eat!

Whether you want a unique appetizer for your next party or just a fun snack for the Mexican food fans in your house, these three recipes are sure to satisfy. Give them a try and see how easy and delicious they are for yourself!

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15 thoughts on “Add Mexican Flair to a Party with 3 Appetizer Recipes Made Easy with Old El Paso”

  1. I like all of these ideas, but especially the Mexican Bruschetta concept and it has me thinking about other ideas. Thank you for sharing.

  2. We love those little bowls and i actually have a few packages in the pantry,thanks for the ideas! So yummy i bet!

  3. Don’t you just love those little bowls? When I first found them in the dollar store I has a lot of fun eating with them.

  4. Wow they all sound delicious.
    We have a Mexican theme night coming up soon; I will need to try making these Re-fried Bean Dip bowls.

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