Everyone knows just how useful taco kits can be. In a matter of minutes, you’ve got a meal to feed the entire family. But, have you ever considered the other ways you can use taco kits? Whether you buy soft or hard shell taco kits, there are several different ways to use them to create new meals.
A soft shell taco kit can be used to create an easy and delicious taco casserole. All you need to do is prepare the beef as normal and then layer tortillas, meat, refried beans, cheese and salsa. This casserole can be altered in so many ways that your family will feel like they’re getting a different meal each time. Try using chicken or streak strips instead of ground beef and add different types of cheese. You could even sneak in a few vegetables by adding sauteed peppers and onions or corn.
Another great use for a soft shell taco kit is to make enchiladas. Again, you prepare the meat as normal. You can use ground beef, steak or chicken. Roll the prepared meat in the tortilla along with some cheese and prepared rice. Place the rolls inside a casserole dish and top with enchilada sauce and more cheese. Bake until the cheese melts and top with sour cream and chopped green onions.
Whether you have a hard shell or soft shell taco kit on hand, you have the perfect beginning for nachos. With a hard shell kit, you need to break the shells into smaller pieces and heat in the oven until warm. The soft shells can be cut into wedges and baked or deep fried to create chips. In the meantime, you can prepare the meat and get the other toppings ready. This does require purchasing extra ingredients, but not many. All you really need is some cheese sauce, but you can also add sour cream, refried beans, chopped green onion and chopped tomato.
There you have it. Three alternative ways to use taco kits to create different meals. Best of all, these meals can be altered so that they are new each time you prepare them.