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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
15 thoughts on “Add Mexican Flair to a Party with 3 Appetizer Recipes Made Easy with Old El Paso”
these look really yummy. can’t wait to try out the recipes. thanks
I like all of these ideas, but especially the Mexican Bruschetta concept and it has me thinking about other ideas. Thank you for sharing.
Edible bowls are so much fun to have at the table. It certainly makes for a entertaining dinner.
Yum! We love Mexican food all look delicious!
I’m liking the first 2 recipes a lot, they look delicious
I love these bowls they hold so much more!!
We love those little bowls and i actually have a few packages in the pantry,thanks for the ideas! So yummy i bet!
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.
yum! All of the apps sound really delicious – I love tex-mex
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.