You’ve had ‘em at taco places – and now you can make ‘em at home. Crazy cool tacos in nacho-cheese flavored shells that’ll have you livin’ los tacos locos!
It was taco night at our house and I was craving one of those nacho flavored taco shelled tacos from that crazy fast food joint. But I didn’t want to leave the house because it was Monday, which is family night around here, and I had to get dinner started pronto.
So I started experimenting, trying to come up with that nacho cheese flavor in powder form so that I could coat my own taco shells in the delicious flavor. I had a bag of nacho flavored chips for comparison testing. Let me tell you, it was hard, hard work.
I tried reading the ingredients on the back of the bag of chips for some direction but had to Google every single obscure ingredient. Not what I was looking for at all. It was time to get creative.
I had some boxed mac n’ cheese in my pantry and stole the powdered cheese from the box. Turns out they actually sell this cheese powder at my grocery store. I found it both by the grated Parmesan cheese and also in the popcorn aisle. I started adding some garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper for a little kick. Perfecto!
From there, dinner was a snap using an Old El Paso Taco Dinner Kit. I had my kids in the action — shaking the powder on the taco shells and dancing around the kitchen.
Here’s how easy these Tacos Locos are to make:
Step 1: Start with an Old El Paso Taco Dinner Kit. It comes with taco shells, taco seasoning, and taco sauce - a no brainer.
Woo-hoo! Do you have the Tacos Locos fever yet? Make these for your next family taco night for a night full of flavor and a little crazy fun!
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