A Week of Mexican Dinner Recipe Ideas with Old El Paso™

April 30, 2024
delicious dinner dish of coriander lime chicken tacos placed on yellow board

Are your weeknight dinner plans becoming monotonous? Add some flare with Old El Paso! With our meal kits and condiments, cooking up Mexican meals at home has never been easier.

Read on to learn how to plan a week of meal ideas! Flavourful and quick to make, you won’t look back once you’ve tried these easy dishes.

How to Meal Plan

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First, let's answer the common question of how to meal plan! Meal planning is the process of deciding what meals you or your family will eat for a specific period. By choosing recipes in advance and shopping for all the ingredients at once, weeknight dinners become a breeze, plus, your weekly grocery shopping trip becomes a whole lot easier too!

Choosing Dishes for Your Weekly Meal Plan

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Now, what about those easy meals for meal planning? The trick is to find recipes that suit your cooking style, dietary needs, and tastes. Mexican cuisine is incredibly versatile, which is why it works so well for meal planning. With a variety of Old El Paso™ products, you can adapt almost any recipe to your liking.

When gathering your recipe ideas for the week, it helps to try and identify common ingredients and add these items to your grocery list. Mapping out your weekly meal suggestions will help you to shop more efficiently, reduce food waste, and stress less about what to eat.

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Another useful trick is to choose recipes you can rework for more than one of your weekly meals. For instance, with Old El Paso™ Chili Con Carne Seasoning Mix, you can create a delicious pot of chili con carne. Have it with rice for one meal and use the rest as a tortilla filling later in the week!

Meal Planning with Old El Paso

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To start with, why not kick off your week with a family taco night! The Old El Paso™ Extra Mild Super Tasty Stand 'N' Stuff™ Soft Taco Kit makes dinner prepping this meal simple, giving you more time to focus on creating family memories around the dinner table.

For a midweek change, explore your culinary skills with Old El Paso™ Stand 'N' Stuff™ Crispy Chicken Soft Taco Kit, which is perfect for a "what meals can I prepare for the week?" scenario. You prep the chicken ahead of time, store it in your fridge, and there you have it — a homemade chicken taco ready to be assembled in no time. This meal can hardly get any easier!

How to Meal Prep

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Meal prep involves cooking parts of your meals ahead of time and storing them safely till they’re needed. For instance, consider prepping the various fillings needed for your Old El Paso™ Stand 'N’ Stuff Tacos. This involves preparing, cooking and storing the meat and vegetables for the week ahead. Now, when it's time to serve dinner, all you have to do is assemble the ingredients in your Old El Paso™ Stand 'N' Stuff soft tortilla boats.

There you have it, a variety of ways to revolutionise your meal planning with Old El Paso™ to add a splash of Mexican flavours to your meal times! With these steps you’re not only feeding your family a delicious meal but creating more time to spend around the dinner table together too.