Food Review: Old El Paso Enchilada Meal Kit

Ready to go in the oven

I’m usually a “make it from scratch” gal, but this Old El Paso Enchilada kit was too good a deal to pass up. Cheap, easy, and basic enough that even my picky kids were willing to give it a try. I’m not going to lie, both kids were more than a little skeptical, but once I told them that enchiladas are basically tortillas, chicken, and cheese, they came around.
Old El Paso Enchilada Kit

Cheap

On sale and with a coupon, this Old El Paso Enchilada kit ended up costing a whopping $2. The chicken thawing in my kitchen cost me $5.64, and I barely made a dent in the $4 bag of cheese. Since it easily fed all three of us, I’d say it cost just under $3/person. That’s less than a trip to McDonald’s!

Cooking chicken!
Cooking chicken!

Easy

Cook up some chicken, pour a little seasoning on top, then spoon a little in each tortilla. Wrap the tortillas, drop them seam down in a greased pan, pour the Enchilada sauce over the top and bake for twenty minutes. It’s that easy. As you can see, we substituted mozzarella cheese for the cheddar cheese since my son can’t have cheddar (and my daughter doesn’t like it).

Ready to go in the oven
Ready to go in the oven

Satisfied Picky Eater

My daughter actually LIKED the enchiladas and asked if we could try them again. Get that? My picky eater asked for more! My son was not a big fan but mostly because he wanted the cheese inside the Enchilada instead of on top. Sigh. Still, making progress and I now have a new meal to try!

Old El Paso Enchilada Kit Done
Done and looking delicious!

 

The Verdict

With a few minor tweaks (cheese on the inside for my son), this is a great meal in a pinch.