Enjoy Your Next Summer BBQ with @Tostitos® Canada

Summer is here and school is out. One thing I absolutely love about summer besides travelling would be the barbecues we have. It's always nice to get family and friends together for some good food, drinks, laughs and good company. When we have barbecues, I'm always being asked what my guests should bring. Naturally I say chips or some sort of side dish that can go along with the meat and other sides I've already made.

When hosting a barbecue or going to one, you always want to make food that you can easily put together without a lot of prep work and cooking time. That's why when we have our barbecues; I usually make my Taco Dip that everyone seems to love. It's easy and simple and anyone can make it. It takes less than ten minutes to put together with less than five ingredients. Below you can find the recipe to the Taco Dip that I make. I'm telling you, your family and friends will love it.

Zesty Taco & Salsa Dip
8oz cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 Packet of Taco Seasoning
2 cups of Tostitos® Mild Salsa

Directions: In a bowl put in both your cream cheese and sour cream. With a hand mixer, mix both ingredients until you get a smooth consistency. Next pour in your taco seasoning and combine that together with a spoon with your mixture.  The last step is to then add two cups of Tostitos® Mild Salsa. Whip that together and cover and let dip sit in fridge for 2-3 hours before serving to guests. 

Along with my dip I usually like to make a big helping of loaded nachos for my guests to eat as an appetizer so that they're not starving before the main food is ready. These go really quick and the best thing about them is they take little to no time to put together. The only thing you have to cook is the meat, which takes little to no time, and then assemble your nachos on a big platter for your guest to enjoy. What I like to do is make sure that items like sour cream, salsa and guacamole are set on the side for my guest to put on themselves, that way the nachos don't get all soggy. Plus not everyone loves those condiments on nachos.

Below is the recipe to my loaded nachos that I've paired together with the new Tostitos® Artisan RecipesTM Grilled Red Pepper & Tomato Salsa. These chips are absolutely delicious on their own and when you add them to nachos, you're putting them on a whole new level that everyone will love. 

Supreme Cream Cheese Nachos
1 pound ground beef
1 can of kidney beans
1 packet of Taco Seasoning
2 cups of shredded lettuce
1 cup shredded cheese
1 tomato (diced)
2 green onions (diced)
1 bag of Tostitos® Artisan RecipesTM Red Pepper & Tomato Salsa Chips

Cook ground beef til brown. Drain and mix in your taco seasoning per directions on the package. While meat is cooling down assemble your platter together with chips going on the bottom, next lettuce, ground beef and kidney beans, cheese, tomatoes and green onions. Serve with salsa, guacamole and sour cream on side.

Both dishes above are made with items from Tostitos® and all the ingredients can be found at your local Walmart. Definitely two great dishes that take little to no time at all to cook and put together, but will have your guests asking for more. They're both perfect for not only barbecues, but family holidays and birthday parties too. You can find more easy recipes and meals using products from Tostitos® at both their website and Facebook page, perfect during this summer! 

Can't get your fill of Tostitos? Need products to create your winning recipe? Well, you could be the lucky winner of a 3 months supply of chips and salsa! Simply comment on this post with the words "I love Tostitos" to be entered. A random winner will be chosen on the 31st of
 August. (Giveaway open to Canadian Readers only) Good Luck!

Disclosure: As a Chatelaine Taster & Tester, I receive product for review. However all views are my own. I was asked by Tostitos® to come up with two easy and delicious recipes using Tostitos® products. 


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