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TRY YOUR LUCK: Old El Paso Let’s Taco ‘Bout It, Chapter Six — How We Celebrated Cinco de Mayo with Old El Paso Broccoli Slaw!

Cinco de Mayo’s such a strange celebration—it’s often confused with Mexico’s Independence Day (actually celebrated on September 16th); it’s not widely celebrated in Mexico at all (except for Puebla City, population 2.5 million); in fact—I’m not entirely sure most people know what it’s for (celebrating the Mexican Army’s victory over the ever-powerful French in 1862’s Battle of Puebla. The more you know, right?)

But though Cinco de Mayo isn’t exactly what we think it is, we shouldn’t let that put a damper on things—there’re plenty of ways to still celebrate it, including some delicious options from Old El Paso!

How We Celebrated Cinco de Mayo with Old El Paso Broccoli Slaw! — Broccoli Slaw Ingredients

The theme for the sixth and final Let’s Taco ‘Bout It post from this year spent with Old El Paso is celebrating Cinco de Mayo—because tacos make the fiesta better! Here in Toronto, we take this sentiment to heart as we start consistently seeing temperatures that support this city’s visceral craving for patio season. With our days of warm weather as limited as they are, we take this season seriously and have culture and cuisine that go right along with it.

This in mind, to rise to the challenge at Casa de Palmer we put a little Quick Broccoli Slaw together to ring in the season!


Old El Paso Broccoli Slaw

Total Time: Prep: 10 min. + chilling

Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups broccoli coleslaw mix
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso Restaurante Salsa Picante
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar

Directions

In a bowl, combine the coleslaw mix, corn and salsa. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in vinegar. Pour over coleslaw mixture; toss to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 6 servings.

How We Celebrated Cinco de Mayo with Old El Paso Broccoli Slaw! — Old El Paso Broccoli Slaw


With some zesty Old El Paso Restaurante Salsa Picante added to the mix, it’s the perfect complement to any summer supper! In fact, you could try your hand at any of the previous meals we’ve  put together!

And hey—if you want to ring in Cinco de Mayo in style, do I ever have a contest for you! One lucky Canadian will score themselves an Old El Paso prize pack valued at $275 included some Old El Paso product and a 250 Walmart gift card! It’s a Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad contest, so you know the drill—it only takes a click and a valid email address to enter, but your chances improve astronomically if you explore the optional entries! Many will enter, but one will win, and hey—why shouldn’t that person be you? Good luck to all who enter—I can think of plenty I’d love to do with that prize! (Contest open to Canadians aged 18+ living outside of Quebec. Contest ends 6/2 @ 11:59 PM ET.)

A $275 Old El Paso Prize Pack Giveaway!

Closing — Old El Paso Let’s Taco ‘Bout It

If writing this series has taught me anything, it’s this—one can make anything from ingredients if they feel adventurous enough. A taco doesn’t have to stay a taco. A tortilla can become anything. And a burrito bowl is only as good as what you put into it—you just have to be willing to bend the rules and create something truly delicious!

Thanks for reading about my culinary adventure brought to you by Old El Paso—I hope it’s inspired you to take some cooking adventures of your own; life’s too short to eat bland food!

Enjoy your “comida” and until the next,

–case p.


Disclaimer: I wrote this as part of a year-long campaign with Old El Paso, weaving their line of Mexican cuisine-inspired products into my life’s stories and putting them on the blog for everyone to see. They compensate me with food and funds.

118 replies »

  1. My favorite is Chicken Burrito Grande with lettuce salad and refried beans. Also must have sour cream and salsa on my buritto!! yummo!

  2. Chicken fajitas have been my favourite ever since my Girl Guide group introduced me to them when I was a teenager.

  3. For me it’s tacos, I love the fact that everybody can select exactly what they’d like to go on their taco. Love them. 🙂

  4. I like fajitas the best… something about sauteed onions and peppers, fresh salsa with cilantro, grated mozzarella and cheddar cheese, medium rare flank steak strips, and fresh shells… mmmm… so good!

  5. taco’s are my favourite , i love that you can use all kinds of topping to make them how you like them

  6. I just love Burritos without the ‘spicy,’ more so than any other Mexican food. There’s something about the beans, meat, cheese & sauce that they use that leaves my mouth watering for more. And boy does my mouth ever water after munching down on a beef & bean burrito…….Yummy, Ole!!

  7. We keep it simple when it comes to Mexican, tacos are a family favourite because everyone can add what they like to theirs.

  8. I love soft tacos! We have made them with several types of ground meat including beef, turkey, venison and antelope. So good!

  9. We love Mexican food anything from tacos,burritos,tostados and taco chips with old el paso salsa sauce.I guess my personal favorite is tacos.We love them all dressed with veggies,cheese,sour cream and salsa sauce.

  10. I loveeeee Mexican Food! My faves are Chimichangas, Enchiladas, Tacos and ofcourse Carnitas!

  11. Old El Paso’s fish tacos- they are really , really amazing! We’re having them on Thursday night!

  12. Totall typed my answer in on the giveaway in the space where I shoildve put the name I commented with. ???? I need mpre coffee.
    My favorite is tacos. Thanks for the opportunity to #win

  13. Your Old El Paso Broccoli Slaw sounds delicious! I love making double decker tacos at home with the Old El Paso Taco kits. I warm one hard and one soft shell in the over and then spread melted cheese sauce on the soft shell to stick them together and fill with beef and yummy toppings! One of my favs! Taco Bell has one but they use refried beans to stick together. I’m not a fan personally so the cheese is my go to! Thanks so much CaseP!

  14. so…today the entry form said I had zero entries cus I think what happened was when I originally entered, the email might have been my husbands gmail account (never thought about him not logging out and it causing issues) but as soon as I connected my twitter account it all came back..so, sigh, sorry about that

  15. Love Burritos but can’t wait to try the new chicken tinga dinner …..luv the salsa and sour cream to add on top etc. sooooo yummy!!