Mission Tortillas: Budget Friendly Meals + a Contest!

by Marcy on July 28, 2010 · 2 comments

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Mission Foods. All opinions are 100% mine.

We tend to eat Mexican food at least once a week in our house, and when I need to pick up tortillas at the grocery store I almost always choose Mission Tortillas. I love the fresh taste of Mission tortillas, and have found that they don’t rip or tear like other tortillas that I have tried. I also like that they are reasonably priced – especially when I have a coupon (look for one in the 8/1 inserts). Check out the Mission website for lots of great, budget friendly meal ideas for $10.

Mission tortillas are great for quesadillas, wraps, and breakfast burritos, but one of my favorite uses for them is in beef soft tacos.

Recently I made the soft tacos seen in this picture when I was out of town visiting family. I tend to use whatever I have on hand to make beef soft tacos (sometimes I use cumin/chili powder if I don’t have seasoning, and I LOVE to mix corn & black bean salsa in with the meat), but here is the recipe I used to make the tacos seen above:

Easy Beef Soft Tacos

Ingredients
1 lb Ground Beef (preferably lean)
1 can of Black Beans, drained & rinsed
1 packet of Taco Seasoning + water per packet instructions
Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese, Lettuce & Fresh Tomato to garnish
Sour Cream & Salsa – optional
Mission Medium (8″) Tortillas

Instructions
Brown ground beef in a skillet, drain fat
Add Black Beans, Taco Seasoning, and water and simmer until mixture thickens
Warm Mission Tortillas in Microwave or Oven per package instructions
Add Meat Mixture to Tortillas, garnish with cheese, lettuce, fresh tomatoes or other toppings of choice

Serves 4-6

Tip: Make these extra yummy by wrapping them burrito style and lightly frying them in vegetable oil. YUM!

Mission Flour Tortillas contain 0 grams Trans fat per serving and are cholesterol free and are available in small (6″), medium (8″) and large (10”) sizes. You should be able to find them in major grocery chains nationwide.

To celebrate summer, Mission Foods has issued the Mission Menus Challenge. Now through August 9th, submit your budget friendly recipes to Mission at www.MissionMenusChallenge.com for a chance to compete in a cook-off in Los Angeles and to win a $10,000 dream kitchen makeover. Weekly prizes are being awarded as well. The grand prize winner will win round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two to the Mission Menus Challenge Cook-off on September 10, 2010 at the Hard Rock Café in Los Angeles.

All recipes must include Mission Flour Tortillas, be original and feed a family of 5 for $10 or less.

Learn more about this contest & about Share Our Strength – an organization supported by Mission Foods and committed to ending childhood hunger in America – here.

What are your favorite foods to make using tortillas?

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1 ACW July 29, 2010 at 8:56 AM

We *love* soft taco night! With only a family of four, we seldom use more than a third of a head of lettuce and half a tomato… so when we plan taco night, we also pick up bacon for BLTs the next night.
The hubbie is from California, and brought this trick with him when he moved to NC: instead of oil, he grills the tortilla in just a dab of butter until it browns a tiny bit, and sprinkles Parmesan cheese between the tortillas to prevent them from sticking to each other on the serving plate. When I saw him do this the first time, I thought he was crazy… but it adds to the texture and the flavor in a pleasant way, and prevents the tortillas from tearing, too!

2 Janet July 30, 2010 at 8:41 AM

Mission soft taco shells work great as quick turnovers as well for dessert. Mini apple pies, peach pie, cherry. I have used many a fading apple with some applesauce that was left over some cina. and a tad bit of butter, brown sugar , and sugar fold over bake, make frosting with conf. sugar and milk. Yum!!!!

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