It is the not-so secret ingredient for a delicious home-cooked meal that your children will eat without complaining. No, wait, it gets better– they will ask for a second serving.
It is the not-so secret ingredient in a no-fuss dinner that won’t break your budget. It’s also the punch of flavor in a quick meal that you proudly serve guests.
This not-so secret ingredient is a bag of Doritos®, found on sale this month at your military commissary.
That seasoned tortilla chip with the bold flavor deserves to come out of the chip bowl during May and claim a place in your pantry. Doritos®? Yes. Doritos®.
Here is how Doritos® will rescue your dinner tonight.
Eldorado Casserole is where cheese, ground beef, and Doritos® blend together in perfect casserole harmony. I make a lot of chicken enchiladas, tortilla soup, and chicken tacos in my house. Many times I crave that spicy Southwest flavor, but don’t want to take the time to assemble a batch of enchiladas.
The Eldorado Casserole is the answer. The recipe is easy for you. Your family will thank you for making this casserole for dinner. But only after they’ve licked their plates clean.
This is my go-to recipe anytime I am hosting a party with more than 2 children. It is a recipe slam dunk. For Walking Tacos, you need to buy the individual chip bags, which double as your plates. Score!
Brown 1 pound of hamburger before adding the taco seasoning as instructed on the package. I brown the meat ahead of time and keep it warm in a small crock pot. Then when the kids start yelling for lunch, I hand them a small bag of Doritos which they immediately open. The kids put a scoop of meat, chopped lettuce and chopped tomatoes in their bag.
Close the bag. Shake it up. Hand out forks. Dinner is done.
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Mexican Chicken Meal
Doritos are not doomed to the bottom layer of the casserole dish. If you want crunch at dinner, try this Mexican Chicken Meal. In this recipe, the chips are crumbled and placed on top minutes before eating. Once the top layer of chips is spread over the chicken, bake the Mexican Chicken Meal for an additional 2 minutes. Set a timer. Nobody likes the smell of burnt Doritos®.
All American Taco Salad
As the temperatures start to rise, I won’t turn on my oven. I won’t. Instead I take leftover ground beef and reintroduce it to my family as the main ingredient in this All American Taco Salad. Leftovers taste better transformed into a new main dish for dinner. I couldn’t agree more.
One slight modification to the recipes listed here: I buy block cheese when it’s on sale and then I sweetly ask my husband to shred it and put it in 1-pound freezer bags to use later. It is the same convenience of the bagged shredded cheese. But with his help, we can save money and it tastes better.
Luckily for you, the dedicated savvy shopper, Doritos® are on sale this month at your military commissary.