Party Tacos

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lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
large onions, chopped
packages (1 oz each) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1 1/2
cups Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
cup water
boxes (4.7 oz each) Old El Paso™ Stand 'N Stuff™ taco shells

Layered Taco Toppings:

(11-oz.) cans Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Niblets® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, drained
(10-oz.) pkg. (5 1/2 cups) shredded lettuce
cups chopped red, yellow and/or green bell pepper
cup sliced green onions
cups chopped Italian plum tomatoes
medium avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped
cup mayonnaise
cup Old El Paso™ Salsa
oz. (2 cups) finely shredded Mexican cheese blend
cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. 1 Cook ground beef in 2 batches. For first batch, spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray. Add half of the ground beef and 1 chopped onion. Cook over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.
  2. 2 Stir in 1 package taco seasoning mix, 3/4 cup salsa and 1/2 cup water. Reduce heat to low; simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed.
  3. 3 Cool first batch of beef mixture 15 minutes. Spoon into refrigerator or freezer container; cover tightly. Repeat to make second batch. Serve immediately, or refrigerate up to 24 hours or freeze up to 1 week.
  4. 4 To serve immediately, place beef mixture in slow cooker; keep warm on Low setting. If beef mixture is frozen, thaw before heating. Place beef mixture in slow cooker; cover and cook on High setting for 1 hour or until hot. Reduce heat to Low to keep warm. To serve, spoon beef mixture into taco shells. Top with Layered Taco Toppings.
  5. 5 To make Layered Taco Toppings, heat oven to 425°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Dry corn on paper towels; spread corn in sprayed pan. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. Stir; bake an additional 10 minutes. Cool 5 minutes or until slightly cooled.
  6. 6 In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, layer lettuce, bell pepper, roasted corn, onions, tomatoes and avocado.
  7. 7 In small bowl, combine mayonnaise and salsa; mix well. Spread over vegetables. Sprinkle with cheese and cilantro. Cover tightly; refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.




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