School may start in September but our family can use all the help in making Easy Family Dinners. Putting together lunch and dinner ideas is just as important in our Back to School preparation. This is why I recently tried an easy make ahead meal with the family using DeliMex Taquitos and Pace Picante sauce. I set it up as a Taquito Bar and there were no left overs!!! A total hit if you ask me!
I want to share this Easy Family Dinner with 3 make ahead portions of our Taquito Bar as well as the recipes!
The night before I planned to serve our Taquito Bar I made two easy dipping sauces and rice. The dips were simple to make! One was a not so spicy creamy salsa dip and the other a very gooey cheesy picante dip! These are not only easy to make but take care of the desire of needing sour cream and shredded cheese to our taquito bar!
Cheesy Picante Dip
-4 oz of Velveeta cheese, 1/4 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of Pace Picante medium sauce
Microwave the cheese and milk until melted. Once melted add the Pace Picante Sauce. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Reheat until melted and serve.
Pace Picante Rice and Peas
This rice and peas is a savory side dish that compliments the flavors of our taquitos! A flavorful twist to traditional Mexican Rice.
Ingredients (Roughly 30-40 mins to cook stove heat varies)
-1 1/2 cups of long grain rice, 2/3 cups of Pace Picante Sauce, 1tbs of chicken bullion, 1 cup of peas, 3 cups of water, 2tbs extra virgin olive oil.
1- In a pot add the olive oil at medium high heat and the rice. Constantly stir until a little golden.
2-Add Pace Picante and stir. Add water and chicken bullion and stir.
3- Bring to a boil. Lower to medium low heat and cover.
4-Once it starts looking like a thicker soup with less liquid add the peas and fold them in.
5- Cook until all liquid is gone and rice is nice and fluffy.
6-Store in a plastic container with a top and reheat when ready to serve.
Bake your taquitos according to package on a cookie sheet lined with foil and sprayed with nonstick.
While your taquitos cook reheat your cheesy dip and rice. Also, chop up fresh veggies like lettuce, tomatoes and of course delicious avocado!