Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Old El Paso + Enter to Win $275 Prize Pack

As a family who loves tacos, we never miss Cinco de Mayo. Held each year on May 5, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s defeat over the French in 1862. It’s also a great time to celebrate all things Mexico. To help kick start your Cinco de Mayo, here is one of my favourite go-to meals for my family. I am also pleased to share a brand new contest just in time for the festivities.  My friends at Old El Paso are giving away a prize pack valued at $275. Keep reading to enter!

Build Your Own Chicken Burrito Bowls With Old El Paso

This build your own chicken burrito bowl recipe is extremely customizable. Pick and choose the veggies and meat that works best for your family.

Serves 4


  • Old El Paso Fiesta Fajita Mix
  • Old El Paso Whole Wheat Burrito Bowls
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 Fresh Lime
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Long Grain White Rice
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Bell Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Black Beans (1/2 can or use fresh)
  • Corn (1/2 can or use fresh)
  • Avocado


Cilantro Lime Rice:

  • Make rice per directions. I combined 1 cup of long grain white rice, 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 teaspoons of rice in a small uncovered saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • Once it comes to a boil turn the element to low and cover to simmer for 10 minutes. While the rice is simmering chop up some fresh cilantro (to taste) and cut the lime in half. The cilantro and juice of half a lime will be added just before serving. Make sure to mix well.

Fiesta Chicken

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan.
  • Cut thawed boneless skinless chicken into strips.
  • Once the oil is heated, add the chicken strips to the pan and cooked for 7 minutes stirring frequently.
  • Once cooked through add ½ cup of water and the fiesta seasoning mix. Turn off the heat and stir to combine.

The Fixings

  • Cut yellow and red bell pepper into strips and sautée in a frying pan. You could also cook this with the chicken strips for a more flavourful taste.
  • Chop all the other veggies and drain the canned corn/beans if you are not using fresh.
  • Serve the Old El Paso Burrito Bowls warm or cold (both are delicious). Enjoy building your own burrito bowls with your family.

Want to Win Your Own Cinco de Mayo Prize Pack from Old El Paso?

Enter here before June 1, 2017 to win a prize pack valued at $275 which includes a $250 gift card to Walmart and the following Old El Paso products: Regular Tortilla Bowls, Stand n Stuff Taco Dinner Kit, Mild Taco Sauce, Taco Seasoning, Thick n Chunky Salsa Mild and Mexican Rice. Canada Only. No QC residents.

Old El Paso $275 Prize Pack

105 Comments on this post

  1. I love making soft and hard tacos. Love that the kids can put their own toppings on their tacos and it is so easy to make. Simple!
    When I can find them – love the Doritos Shell Hard Tacos!

    Tara Betterley / Reply
  2. thick and chunky salsa medium is a favorite in my house

    Shirley p / Reply
  3. my favourite product is the hot chunky salsa mmmm can’t have it tasting yummy without it

    Amber barrett / Reply
  4. I love using the taco bowls, and the hard shells! We love Taco’s and make them about once every 2 weeks.

    ivy pluchinsky / Reply
  5. Taco kit & rice for sure

    Marlene J / Reply
  6. The taco kit for fish is my favorite.

    Florence Cochrane / Reply
  7. We love using the hard corn taco shells to set up a build your own taco station.

    Charity / Reply
  8. I am loving the mini taco bowls! So many possibilities! 🙂

    Kristy / Reply
  9. We LOVE the soft/hard taco kits and they are a great way to celebrate!

    Darrah Bailey / Reply
  10. Mmmmm tacos! They are our families favorite!

    Amy Heffernan / Reply
  11. Fajita Kit is our new flavour favourite!

    Casey Miller / Reply
  12. We love the soft/hard taco kits

    Jenny Major / Reply
  13. I love the new taco bowls – perfect for taco salad!

    Christy E / Reply
  14. we keep the salsa medium so there’s flavour for mom but the kids can handle it too

    megan h / Reply
  15. The mixed soft/hard taco kit!

    Mike Flaman / Reply
  16. My favourite product is the taco seasoning.

    joanne darell / Reply
  17. My favourite Old El Paso product is the Extra Mild, Super Tasty kit. I really the love the sour cream mix.

    Angela Mitchell / Reply
  18. I love their taco seasoning, I use it for nachos, and my awesome chicken and rice taco bake!

    Erin W / Reply
  19. I coat chicken in the El Paso mild taco seasoning and toss in the crockpot with salsa

    Dawn / Reply
  20. the taco kit are more favorite. Nice and easy on those busy days

    Louise / Reply
  21. El paso is the only way to go! Im always using these kits for my Fajitas and tacos. Great for a night you dont feel like spending too much time in the kitchen.

    cheryl z / Reply
  22. I really like the stand up taco shells. They’re so much easier to fill.

    nicolthepickle / Reply
  23. We love the taco seasonings. They have been a staple in my spice cupboard for over 30 years. I have not seen these bowls before..don’t know where I’ve been. I really need to try them. Thank you !!

    Sandy Couzens / Reply
  24. I love the taco bowls!

    Stephanie / Reply
  25. Their taco bowls of course, I like the whole wheat.

    Calvin F. / Reply
  26. I love the stand and stuff taco shells

    Jonnie / Reply
  27. My favourite Old El Paso product would have to be the mixed hard shell/soft taco kit.

    Glogirl / Reply
  28. I don’t really celebrate it.

    Edith Rennes / Reply
  29. I’d like to try those taco bowls! Otherwise, we always have tacos with the tortillas toasted on our oven element.

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

    Sarah De Diego / Reply
  30. We love the hard & soft taco kit because everyone gets what they want!

    Lindsay T / Reply
  31. I have already planned to prepare Cinco de mayo supper using Old El Paso hard taco shells and their mild salsa!

    heidi c. / Reply
  32. I would use the soft shell tacos to a great taco dinner.

    409cope / Reply
  33. Absolutely! The salsa and seasoning mixes makes prep go much faster!

    Eliz T / Reply
  34. I love using the taco bowls so easy to use and the grand children like them

  35. I love Fajita & soft taco kit

    Tainan Lu / Reply
  36. Old El Paso’s hard taco dinner kit is our go-to because we all love the hard tacos and the seasoning mix that it comes with is perfect for us. We also love their thick n’ chunky salsas!

    Jenn / Reply
  37. I love the taco bowls!

    Andrea / Reply
  38. I like medium salsa

    Heather Swanson / Reply
  39. My favourite Old El Paso product to help celebrate Cinco de Mayo with is the hard and soft taco kit because we get the best of both worlds!

    Jenny B / Reply
  40. We love the stand and stuff shells

    Cheryl H / Reply
  41. We like the Old ElPaso Taco Kit that has both the soft and corn tortillas in it as well as the Fajita Kit. This year for Cinco De Mayo we are planning on having taco salads using the mini taco bowls.

    Dianne G. / Reply
  42. My favourite Old El Paso product is the Refried Beans with Mild Green Chilies; I love to use it as a base in my layered Mexican Dip.

    AD / Reply
  43. I love the mini taco bowls, they are my newest passion. These bowls are idea machines, every time I look at them, I think of something else I can make!

    gayle bellemare / Reply
  44. We here at home use the El Paso TACO seasoning and not only for tacos but to flavour other foods too

    Heidi P / Reply
  45. We love the Smart Fiesta Soft Taco Dinner Kit. A little less salt but lot of flavor.

    Debbie S. / Reply
  46. The taco seasoning is amazing! It’s definitely our favourite product!

    Rajbinder Kaur / Reply
  47. I like the less salt taco seasoning pack with ground chicken and add extra child powder I usually mix in carrots, onion and celery and serve it with tortilla chips. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

    Deanna Barkley / Reply
  48. We love the taco bowls!!!!!!!!!

    Katie C / Reply
  49. It’s hard to choose but I really like their Medium Thick and Chunky Salsa.

    Kimberley / Reply
  50. I love tacos! I especially like the seasoning… a bit of sour cream, cream cheese, Taco Seasoning Mix, and cheddar cheese makes a yummy dip!!!

    Glenda Wong / Reply
  51. My favourite produce is the taco seasoning. It’s the one I always purchase

    tiesha / Reply
  52. My favorite Old El Paso products is the Old El Paso Burrito Kit <3 so yummy! we get it weekly

    kristen visser / Reply
  53. i love the stand n’ stuff taco shells

    tracy k / Reply
  54. I like The mini taco bowls…great stuff!

    Peter B. / Reply
  55. We love our Mexican food here and Old El Paso will be on the plate.

    jan / Reply
  56. I like the Tortilla Bowls

    Karen / Reply
  57. I like the hard shells for taco’s. I haven’t tried the bowls but will, I’m sure I will like those too.

    Cairine / Reply
  58. I love the Old El Paso Thick n Chunky Salsa, it’s great on so many things!

    Ron F / Reply
  59. I love using the taco bowls they make things much easier to eat

    Julie bolduc / Reply
  60. Love the soft tacos !!!

    Lisa McLain / Reply
  61. We love Old El Paso’s Thick and Chunky Salsa. It’s so great on tacos and also with nachos.

    Catherine Robichaud / Reply
  62. I love the Fajita Kit

    Marlene v / Reply
  63. Our favourite Old El Paso product is their Mild Salsa. Yum !

    Ernest Martin / Reply
  64. I use Old El Paso’s medium salsa

    Linda Svarovsky / Reply
  65. The taco bowls are very favourable.

    phil / Reply
  66. We usually get their crunchy taco shells, but this Cinco de Mayo we tried their whole grain tortillas and made cheese quesadillas, and burritos.

    Lisa / Reply
  67. I haven’t tried any of their products yet.

    Ira / Reply
  68. I really like hard corn taco shells .

    Darren Scrubb / Reply
  69. My favourite Old El Paso product is the Mild Taco Sauce.

    Shirley S / Reply
  70. I like the taco bowls!!

    SS / Reply
  71. I love the stand and stuff taco kit !!

    Diana Powell / Reply
  72. Omg burrito bowls?! We shop at Walmart all the time, and regularly buy Old El Paso taco kits. So good! I’ve never seen the bowls before though! I’m definitely going to look for them next time, and try out the recipe! Cilantro lime rice, YUM!

    Vicki Gray / Reply
  73. I love the taco kit! I use ground chicken instead and it’s so delicious!

    Carole D. / Reply
  74. Love the hard taco shells, they are a family favourite. Tacos is a meal that everyone will eat because they can customize them to their own liking.

    Judy Cowan / Reply
  75. I love their salsa!

    Victoria Ess / Reply
  76. My kids and I love the soft tortilla bowls. We stuff them right full and we can still eat them without losing half of the fillings onto our plate.

    Travelbuds / Reply
  77. With having 4 kids dinner is a struggle with one not wanting this or one not liking that. Tacos 🌮 to my RESCUE! When we make tacos no one fusses, no one is sitting there for a long period of time. They sit, they eat and they are off to play!

    I make tacos, fajitas, taco bake, taco bowls, taco dip, taco pasta and even taco salad!

    Holly myke / Reply
  78. I love me so taco bowls 🙂

    trista garnett / Reply
  79. I like the convenience of the Old El Paso Burrito Bowls for using up leftover meals. I just dump rewarmed leftovers into a bowl and presto – brand new meal.

    Tania B / Reply
  80. Soft tortilla bowls is my favourite product!

    Melinda / Reply
  81. I love the taco kits!!! They’re so fun and easy

    OpheliaC / Reply
  82. I love the soft hard taco kit! It appeals to everyone in the family

    Jackie M / Reply
  83. My favourite product is their salsa!

    Mike Gismondi / Reply
  84. like hard corn taco shells

    mohammad anjum / Reply
  85. I love the taco bowls!

    Julie F / Reply
  86. My favorite product has to be their taco shell and salsa! Making tacos is made easy!

    Jill Reese / Reply
  87. green chilies! i mix w my taco meat

    chelsea van tol / Reply
  88. My favourite product is the taco kit

    Nate / Reply
  89. We love the taco kits. So quick and easy

    LisaM / Reply
  90. i like the taco kit, entry pls

    wai man / Reply
  91. My favorite product is their taco kits.

    Elaine G / Reply
  92. I love their taco seasoning and salsa..always use them when we make tacos

    ginette4 / Reply
  93. Soft and hard taco kit. Something for everyone! I love the shells and my brothers love the tortillas.

    Samantha h / Reply
  94. I’m a big fan of their Ranch Blasted hard taco shells. Super yummy.

    Alison Braidwood / Reply
  95. I love the Old El Paso Fajita kits!

    Rebecca Roberts / Reply
  96. Love the Old El Paso Tortilla Bowl!!

    Hailey / Reply
  97. I love the Old El Paso soft and hard taco kits

    Soozle (Suzie B) / Reply
  98. My favorite product is El Paso taco seasoning because it is so versatile! It’s not just for tacos! That flavor is unique & wonderful in a variety of recipes with all types of proteins!

    Krista M / Reply
  99. The soft taco kit for us!

    nicky / Reply
  100. I really like the hard taco shells. They’re delicious.

    Kristi F / Reply
  101. The Stand’n stuff taco kits, and the Mild salsa are staples here!

    Laurie P / Reply
  102. Yummy! i LOVE THIS RECIPE

    Sydney91 / Reply
  103. My fave is the fajita kit.
    Quick and easy!

    Pam / Reply
  104. i want some taquitos

    lylepyrus / Reply
  105. I like the taco bowls.

    Suzanne G / Reply

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