To make this easier, I use our tea pot to boil the water quickly and to make it easy to pour the water in the thermos. I let the boiling water sit in the thermo (with the lid off) for just a few minutes (maybe 3). Then pour the water out. Now your thermos is HOT and ready to keep your hot taco meat warm .
Allow to cool before packing the lunches . Package your lunchbox tacos with your desired toppings such as cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, guacamole and sour cream. Instead of a tortilla, you can also pack corn chips and they can make nachos instead of a taco .
Tips & Questions: I warm the tortillas for a few seconds in the microwave. They roll and fold much better and are less likely to break. I wrap them in plastic wrap after rolling, and then cut in half. They stay together after cutting much better that way.
Take your shells/tortillas, rice, meat, veggies, lettuce, cheese, corn, salsa and sour cream, etc., and pack them in separate containers. Make sure to put the beans and meat containers in a thermos to keep them warm.
Lay out a large piece of aluminum foil on your counter and set your hot container onto it. Make sure your food is piping hot as you wrap the foil around it. Use a few pieces of foil to cover the container completely. Use an oven mitt as you wrap the foil so you don’t burn yourself.
Heat it up and then wrap it in tinfoil or aluminum foil. The tinfoil will keep the heat inside and keep outside forces from getting inside. Your burrito will stay hot for a long time.
As you may have guessed, you put the taco mix into the bag. Let your kids add the taco sauce, grated cheese, shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and any other ingredients they wish into the bag. Watch they don’t over fill the bag. Finally, get them to hold the bag shut, then lightly crunch and shake the bag.
How to Keep Quesadillas Warm . I’m often asked how to keep items like grilled sandwiches and quesadillas warm inside a lunchbox. I’ve found the best way to do that is to pack it in a thermos container. The double insulation helps to keep the contents warm for several hours compared to regular lunch containers.
To pack cheese quesadilla in a lunchbox, just put it inside the plastic ziploc bag. Cheese quesadillas are very convenient – they don’t fall apart and don’t get soggy! If you are packing school lunches for kids, give cheese quesadillas a try – most kids love them!