Mexican Buffet Menu Ideas

  • 30 Minutes

The best part about Mexican food is that each guest can come over to the Mexican buffet and prepare their own OLD EL PASO Tortilla Bowl. There is no need for the party host to serve each guest. Every dish is placed nicely separately on each plate and every guest can make their own burrito bowl. You can spend this time with your friends interacting instead of spending time in the kitchen. My Mexican Buffet brings everybody closer, everyone will share their memories and will talk about life.

Submitted by Ilona Orzechowska at Ilona's Passion

Ingredients

  • 4 - 5 pckg. OLD EL PASO Tortilla Bowl (original) or OLD EL PASO Mini Tortilla Bowls
  • Barbacoa

  • 6 lb. beef roast
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. oregano
  • 3 Tbsp cumin, ground
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 5 chipotles in adobo sauce, cut into small pieces
  • 7 garlic cloves, pressed or shredded
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 small onions, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Lime Cilantro Rice

  • 1 1/5 cup long-grain rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 - 3 limes
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Corn

  • 2 cups corn, frozen and cooked
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • Salsa

  • 7 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • Avocado Dip

  • 3 avocados
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chive, chopped
  • salt/pepper
  • Extras

  • 2 28 oz. cans of kidney beans, warmed up
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup cheese, shredded
  • 2 - 3 cups lettuce, chopped
  • Chips
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

Preparation

    Barbacoa

  • Cut beef into cubes about 1 inch by 1 inch. Add to slow cooker, but don't turn on slow cooker yet. Add oil, oregano, cumin, sweet paprika, chipotles, garlic, lime juice and onions. Marinate for 1 hour. After 1 hour turn on slow cooker. Add chicken broth and bay leaves. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. After this time remove meat from slow cooker and cut into small pieces or you can use fork to shred the meat. Put back into the slow cooker. Add salt, cook on low for 3 hours or high for 1,5 hours. When the meat is ready and soft turn off. You can also add more salt if you need it.
  • Lime Cilantro Rice

  • In a medium saucepan combine rice, water butter, salt, butter, lemon juice and squeezed lime juice from one lime.
  • Cook on low-medium heat for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and cover. After 5 minutes add squeezed lime juice from the lime. Add juice form one more lime if needed. Add cilantro. Mix well.
  • Corn

  • In a medium bowl combine corn, red onion and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Combine well.
  • Salsa

  • In a medium bowl combine tomatoes, red onion and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Combine well.
  • Avocado Dip

  • In a medium bowl mash avocados with fork, add tomatoes, cilantro and chive. Season with salt and pepper. Combine well.