A Twist on Old El Paso Manwich Style

I want to start by telling my readers that I am BzzAgent.  What is BzzAgent?  I get to try stuff for free from different companies and tell people about the stuff I’ve gotten. It’s fun and I have gotten to try some awesome stuff that normally I wouldn’t have tried.

Recently they sent me a kit with Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas and various cooking sauces from Old El Paso. My wonderful husband came up with a great way to use the tortillas- sloppy joes! Everyone likes sloppy joes but they well are sloppy hence their name. So I decided to take my husband’s idea and run with it.

As with all great chefs, a SousChef de Cuisine is necessary.  My SousChef de Cuisine for the evening was our oldest son, Koenig. He is the young man in the photos.

Here is Koenig showing the  Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas

Here is Koenig showing the Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas

 

First let’s meet the players in tonight’s drama. Of course we have lean ground beef (70/30), you could use ground turkey if that is what you have. He’s joined by his buddies Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas, Manwich sauce and some shredded Colby-Jack cheese.

Here is our cast of characters for tonight's dinner minus their friend Co-Jack cheese

Here is our cast of characters for tonight’s dinner minus their friend Colby-Jack cheese

Here is their friend Colby-Jack cheese. I took this photo after I opened the cheese

Here is their friend Colby-Jack cheese. I took this photo after I opened the cheese

For all you trivia buffs, Manwich was first introduced to the public in 1969 by Hunt and Con-Agra foods. Old El Paso was brought in 1968 by Pet Foods from Mountain Pass Canning Company.

Here is Koenig before we wrapped the Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas to put them in the oven

Here is Koenig before we wrapped the Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas to put them in the oven

While the Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas were warming in the oven, I browned my ground beef up. I used two pounds of ground beef since as most of you know we have a larger than average family.

My ground beef. There is two pounds of ground beef here in my T-Fal  Nonstick Dutch Oven

My ground beef. There is two pounds of ground beef here in my T-Fal Nonstick Dutch Oven

A cooking hint for when you brown ground beef for sloppy joes, spaghetti, lasagna or the like- drain your ground beef like you usually do but run it under hot water in your kitchen faucet stirring while you do this. I can’t remember where I read this but trust me when I say the difference in your dishes will amazing. This all works great of you’re browning beef for freezing-no icky greasy meat. Just be sure to clean your sink and run the hot water for a few minutes to help clear the drains.

So the Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas are all warmed up and ready to be stuffed.

Here is the  Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas with some Manwich Sloppy Joe sauce and ground beef

Here is the Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas with some Manwich Sloppy Joe sauce and ground beef

After I placed a Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas on on everyone’s plate I then sprinkle each serving with some Colby-Jack cheese.

Here is a completed Manwiched  Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas complete with cheese.

Here is a complete Manwiched Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas complete with cheese.

I served these with barbecue and wavy potato chips-a quick, easy and kid friendly meal.

Here's dinner waiting to journey to the table and be enjoyed.

Here’s dinner waiting to journey to the table and be enjoyed.

Was it a success? Judging by the happy faces of the children and empty plates I would say “Yes”.

Here are the four children enjoying their  Manwiched Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas dinners.

Here are the four children enjoying their Manwiched Old El Paso Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Flour Tortillas dinners.

Here is Nickolaus enjoying his dinner

Here is Nickolaus enjoying his dinner

Here is Gabriel enjoying his dinner. What a happy face that is.

Here is Gabriel enjoying his dinner. What a happy face that is.

Here is Miss Emily enjoying her dinner

Here is Miss Emily enjoying her dinner

Here is my Sous-Chef de Cuisine for the evening Koenig enjoy the fruits of his labor.

Here is my Sous-Chef de Cuisine for the evening Koenig enjoy the fruits of his labor.

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One response to “A Twist on Old El Paso Manwich Style

  1. Looks so good! We love Mexican food here. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/09/try-new-recipe-tuesday-september-17.html

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