Did you have a Super Bowl party? Or did you attend one? If so, were you lucky enough to try out the Ortega Taco Stadium? I did serve Ortega Tacos at my gathering, though I was not lucky enough to have the Ortega Taco Stadium. This is SO impressive for any party, Super Bowl party, or sports themed gathering! The Ortega Stadium is made from crowd pleasing favorites like Ortega Fiesta Flats, Ortega Guacamole Dip and Ortega Salsas, this edible football stadium will be the talk of the Super Bowl party.  Below, please find a step-by-step guide on how to create your very own Taco Stadium at home. Keep reading!

I had the pleasure of reviewing Ortega Fiesta Flats - a fun way to make crunchy tacos that wont fall over! They taste amazing and make enjoying crunchy tacos more convenient! You can preload a bunch of these tasty flats and put on a platter for a party. These were a huge hit at my super bowl get together! Talk about a crowd pleasure. I topped it with spicy Ortega salsa and everyone loved them! Ortega also offers delicious seasoning mixes that are perfectly convenient to make your favorites at home with the tastes of Ortega. Chili, fajitas, tacos, and more- Ortega helps you make delicious meals at home with pre-measured spice mixes. And the include recipes & directions so they are perfect for those busy days when you want to make  homemade meal for your family! Add low fat beef or keep it vegetarian to create your own healthy Mexican food at home! Tons of options and get creative! Ortega offers Ortega Easy Recipes and more on their website. Check them out to learn more. 

~Make your own Ortega Taco Stadium~

Food ingredients

·         4 boxes Ortega Fiesta Flats (keep the boxes too)

·         5 jars Ortega guacamole dip

·         or 3 packets of Ortega guacamole seasoning packets and 6 avocados

·         4 Ortega flour tortillas

·         1 8-ounce block cheddar cheese

·         1 can Ortega black beans, drained

·         1 can Ortega refried beans

·         1 cup sour cream

·         1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded

·         2 cups tomatoes, chopped

·         2 cans black olives, sliced and drained

·         4 8-ounce bags shredded cheddar cheese

·         4 jars Ortega salsa

In addition, you’ll need:

·         1 large 20”x 30” foam core board to act as the base

·         5 15” x10 1/4” foil cookie sheets (they come 2 to a pack, so 3 packs) (Hefty makes them and available at most grocery stores)

·         roll of clear packing tape

·         ruler

·         1 squeeze bottle or turkey baster

To assemble the stadium:

·         Place one of the foil cookie sheets in the center of the foam core board to become the “football field” that will later be filled with guacamole.

·         Build the stadium seat risers. Using kitchen shears, make one-inch cuts about every three inches at both of the shorter ends of the foil cookie sheets (to make them bend easier).  You will have three short cuts on each shorter end of the foil cookie sheet. Then at each cut, fold the foil sheets in a zig-zag pattern to create steps, using the Fiesta flats boxes underneath each folded pan to hold up the stadium seats. Flatten the long ends of the foil cookie sheet with your hands and tape the bottom of the seats to the foam core board underneath the foil “field.” Attach the top of the steps to the top of the Fiesta flats box using clear packing tape. Repeat the process with another of the foil cookies sheets for the other side of the stadium.

·         To create the seats at each of the shorter ends of the stadium, cut each of the two remaining foil sheets into 11” lengths and make the cuts on the ends and fold into steps, as you did with the first two sides of the stadium. Attach those with tape to the foam base and the tops of the Fiesta flats boxes. You will now have created stadium seats on all sides of the “football” field.

To create the field:

·         With a sharp knife, cut out four goal posts (you will only need two but good to have extra in case they break when installing) out of the flour tortillas. Basically, they will look like large pitch forks. Heat 1/2 cup vegetable over medium heat, in a small, swallow frying pan and crisp the tortilla goal posts in the hot oil for about 1 minutes, flipping once, being carefully not to burn or make too brown. Allow to drain on paper towels and carefully set aside.

·         About an hour before party time, spread the refried beans about two inches at either end of the foil “field,” to create end zones. Then spread the guacamole dip or homemade guacamole using the Ortega seasoning packet onto the remaining foil “field.” With a squeeze bottle or turkey baster, carefully draw lines onto the guacamole “field” with the sour cream. Cut the block of cheddar cheese in half and then cut a one-inch incision in the top of each cheese piece. Carefully pull apart the incision and place the tortilla goal post in the incision, thus creating a secure stand from the cheese blocks for the goal posts. Carefully place the cheese stand and goal post in the center of the refried beans at each end of the “football” field.

·         Place the Fiesta Flats on the three levels of the foil steps. Fill each level with lettuce, tomatoes, black beans, olives and cheese. At the each stadium corner, open and place jar of salsa for dipping.

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