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Tailgating season is here and whether your sport of choice is football, basketball, wrestling, NASCAR or something else, it’s a great time of year to get together with your family and friends for good fun and food. We get together often with our large extended family here at Two Kids and a Coupon. With lots of people to serve, I’m always looking for fun and easy finger foods for all the family in our life to enjoy. It can sometimes be difficult to feed large groups on a budget, but when you plan ahead and use printable coupons, it’s more affordable than you think!
One of our current entertaining favorites to do on a budget is a Make Your Own Nachos Bar. By using two crockpots, I’m able to get everything ready ahead of time and then when it’s time to eat, just let everyone to enjoy.
To get ready for a wrestling pay-per-view at our house, the guys put a request in for super nachos and we headed to the store this weekend to get everything we needed. To save on our shopping at Walmart, I printed off some great Kraft coupons to make our entertaining more affordable.
Here’s the shopping list we needed:
- 1 Block Kraft Natural Cheddar Cheese
- 1 Box of Velveeta Cheese
- 1 Container of Taco Bell Sour Cream Dip
- 1 Pound of Ground Beef
- 1 Jar of Salsa or Picante Sauce
- 1 Pack of Taco Seasoning
- 1 Bag Tortilla Chips
- 1 Jar Nacho Cheese Sauce
- 1 Can of Black Beans or Refried Beans
How to Make Taco Meat in Crockpot
To make preparing and serving our super nachos easier, I prepared our taco meat and nacho sauce in two separate crockpots. To make taco meat in a crockpot, add one pound of ground beef, one packet of taco seasoning and one cup water and cook on low for several hours until thoroughly browned. Stir often, breaking up hamburger. Once cooked you can keep warm on low or warm for several hours. Drain any extra grease from the ground beef before serving. If you’re making nachos (or tacos) for a larger crowd, double or triple these amounts.
How to Make Nacho Cheese in Crockpot
Mix 8 ounces of Velveeta with 1 jar of your favorite jar nacho cheese sauce. Cook on low until melted and then reduce to warm until serving. If the sauce is too thick for your liking, add in 1/2 of a cup milk to make a thinner consistency. If you like a little more kick to your nacho cheese sauce, stir in 1/2 to 1 cup picante sauce or salsa. If you don’t have a second crockpot, this can also be prepared quickly on the stove over low heat.
Before serving to your hungry guests, place your favorite nacho toppings in different bowls for easy assembly. I purchased these cute and handy containers for $1 each at my local discount store and they work great for serving and make for easy clean up too. In addition to your taco meat and cheese sauce, offer salsa or picante sauce, Kraft Natural Cheese (grated)Taco Bell sour cream dip and refried or black beans. If your crew has other things that they like one their nachos like green onions, be sure to offer those as well!
Finally, let everyone make their own nachos combinations and enjoy!
Want to try making these for your family? There are some great manufacturers coupons from Kraft to help you save on this and other great products! Here’s just some of my favorites you’ll want to check out.
Featured Grocery Coupons Include:
SAVE 75¢ on ONE (1) JELL-O University Mold Kit (Walmart)
SAVE 75¢ on ONE (1) KRAFT Natural Shredded or Chunk Cheese (16 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on TWO (2) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese Spreads (8 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE 50¢ on ONE (1) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (8 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE 75¢ on ONE (1) KRAFT Salad Dressing (24 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) TACO BELL® Sour Cream Dip (Walmart)
SAVE 50¢ on ONE (1) KOOL-AID Ready-To-Serve (96 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) OSCAR MAYER Butcher Cut Bacon (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on TWO (2) LUNCHABLES UPLOADED Lunch Combinations (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinners (3-pack) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (5 pack) (Walmart)
SAVE 75¢ on ONE (1) PLANTERS Peanuts (16 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee (3 lb) (Walmart)
SAVE 50¢ on ONE (1) KRAFT Mayonnaise (30 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE 50¢ on ONE (1) MIRACLE WHIP Dressing (30 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE 75¢ on ONE (1) KRAFT Singles (16 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE 50¢ on ONE (1) KOOL-AID Jammers Juice Drink (10-pack) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) CAPRI SUN Juice Drinks (30-pack) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on TWO (2) OSCAR MAYER Beef Hot Dogs (16 oz) (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) VELVEETA® (32 oz) (Walmart)
$1.00 off JET-PUFFED, HONEY MAID, and HERSHEY’s
$0.75 off 2 bags JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
To get these and other great coupons, check out the link below.