Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Old El Paso Frozen Entrees - PlateFull Co-op Review and Giveaway

I received products for review from Plateful Co-op. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.

I use Old El Paso products often when making tacos or enchiladas. Now the company has a line of frozen entrees that are already made up and just require heating. Chef Jonathan traveled to Mexico to come up with new delicious recipes. Now these authentic flavors are available at your fingertips with Old El Paso frozen meals for two.

When browsing the grocery store selection of Old El Paso Frozen Entrees, I have to say that each product on the shelf looked mighty good. The prices at my local stores for the frozen entrees are a little high, but I like Mexican food and don't always have time to prepare it from scratch.

I picked out two selections from the available frozen entrees and ate them with my husband at home. We first ate the Chicken Enchiladas. They can be microwaved or cooked in the oven. When the option is available I always cook my frozen meals in the oven, even if it takes a little longer. The chicken enchiladas take approximately 45 minutes to cook in the oven, and there are six to each package. They come out looking a little sloppy and I wasn't able to dish them up without it looking like a big mess on the plate. Appearances and taste did not go hand in hand. The chicken enchiladas tasted quite wonderful. The Chicken Enchiladas are made with a traditional Ancho chile sauce, strips of chicken breast, a blend of Colby and Monterey Jack cheeses and onions wrapped in a toasted homestyle corn tortilla. Truth be told, I could've ate all six enchiladas in the meal. They were delicious and cooked evenly throughout.

The Chicken Quesadillas consist of Quesadilla cheese and cooked, seasoned white chicken in a traditional salsa verde with fire roasted onions, bell peppers and poblanos, hand-folded in a flour tortilla lightly brushed with real butter and grilled. There are six quesadillas per box and each one is individually wrapped. You can cook them all at once or one at a time. The Chicken Quesadillas have one cooking option, and that's the microwave. It's best to only microwave one at a time. After each quesadilla is cooked, there are instructions with the option to place each one in an ungreased skillet and let it brown on each side for a short time. This gives the tortillas a crispier crunch. I tried it both ways and, although both are good, I think they taste better when the tortilla is browned in the skillet.

I enjoyed the tastes and flavors of Old El Paso Chicken Quesadillas and Chicken Enchiladas. They are products I'd purchase in the future and I look forward to trying the other frozen entrees in the Old El Paso product line.

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83 comments:

Debbie Jackson said...

No I have not tried them yet.

The Dose of Reality said...

YUM! We are loyal Old El Paso people here, too, so this sounds right up our alley! :)-Ashley

Georgette C said...

I haven't tried them yet, but I'm an Old El Paso fan from way back, so can't wait to try these!

debbie said...

No, I haven't, but they look good, though.

Jennifer said...

I haven't tried them!

amanda hardesty said...

I haven't tried these yet but I plan to
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Jackie said...

I have not tried the Old El Paso Frozen Entrees, but I think my family would like them.
Thank you!

pmj said...

I have not tried old el paso frozen entrees yet.

Melissa Storms said...

I have not tried Old El Paso frozen entrees yet.
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Margie said...

I haven't tried these frozen entrees.
But they look very tasty. Thanks for the giveaway.

angel d said...

i havent yet but want too

Tamara B. said...

I haven't tried the Old El Paso Frozen Entrees yet.

Candice said...

I have seen them in the store, but haven't tried them yet. They look delicious though.

Catie said...

I didn't even know they existed - but they sound delicious!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

We tried them yesterday and my children love the chicken enchiladas!

Stephanie K. said...

I haven't tried them yet! I am hoping for a nice sale soon but think I may be buying it soon either way!

bison61 said...

no, I have never tried them

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1froglegs said...

I have tried them enchiladas. They are very tasty, especially compared to other brands.

Heather said...

I have not tried the Old El Paso frozen entrees yet

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Good luck everyone! Looks yummy :)

steve weber said...

Nope, I haven't had these yet.

Darby Elizabeth said...

Ni I have not

tonja gemmer said...

Have only tried their taco fixin's

Elizabeth Fedorko said...

We haven't tried these yummy entrees yet! Looks great!

Heather De Luna said...

I've never tried the frozen products yet but I use a lot of their shelf-safe products and sauces.

Karen B said...

I have not tried them yet but plan to.

Madeline said...

We have not tried these entrees but would love to

katy said...

No, I have not tried the frozen Old El Paso products.

jakiesmom said...

have not tried them , but love mexican

Kimberly said...

Yes, I have tried them before. They are delicious.

Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post with whether or not you've tried Old El Paso Frozen Entrees yet.

yes i have..i love thank thank you

an unexpected turn said...

we have not yet! but these look like they would be perfect when hubby is working nights!

Dorothy Teel said...

I have not tried Old El Paso frozen entrees yet, we use a lot of Old El Paso boxed meals and love them, so I imagine the frozen meals would be good, also.

Jennifer T. said...

I have not you've tried the Old El Paso Frozen Entrees yet.

Pat said...

I haven't tried Old El Paso Frozen Entrees, but I'd like to!

Lilith Katz said...

I haven't tried them yet

Kristen said...

No I haven't tried them.

Kalona Elaine said...

i have only once before. the quesadillas are really good!

Christina said...

My husband and I tried the steak quesadillas, they are very good.

Rachel Griesmer said...

I haven't had the opportunity to try Old El Paso frozen entrees yet.

VickeC said...

no I have not tried Old El Paso Frozen Entrees yet but would love too

corey1971 said...

I haven't yet, but now I plan to! (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

Shelly Leatham said...

Hubby tried and enjoyed it! I didn't even get one bite!

KJ Skib said...

I have not tried them yet but I like their other products.

Susan C said...

No, I haven't tried Old El Paso Frozen entrees.

Sandyjade V said...

I have not tried them. I didn't realize they had them!

heymissvirginia said...

I have not tried the frozen foods but I have have their taco kits.
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bettycd said...

No I haven't tried them - didn't realize they existed

Priscilla Benavides said...

I haven't tried these yet but I have tried Old El Paso products before and there are my choice of brand.
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carolwegs said...

I bout some today but have not tried it yet. thanks

Renee said...

No, not tried these.

Crafty Zoo said...

I haven't tried their entrees yet but I love their spices so I bet it's great!

Sara Joy said...

I haven't yet, but they look really good!

ababe28 said...

No, I have not tried them yet, but I did notice them in the supermarkets near me.
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Sara Wood said...

I have not tried these meals yet.

Yona Williams said...

I have not tried these meals before, but would obviously like to!

Amy Orvin said...

Yes, and they are awesome! better than TGIF's

Nancy said...

We have tried their new Shredded Beef Enchiladas and they were great!

Nancy
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Pam OLeary said...

I have not tried the frozen meals yet. We use Old El Paso taco seasoning, refried beans, and salsa.

Wes Hovorka said...

I've tried the El Paso entree's and they are delicious!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

kdrae said...

No, I haven't tried then yet, but they look good!

Tammy Woodall said...

I haven't tried Old El Paso Frozen Entrees - but have tried other Old El Paso products and are very good.

mahnrafjtb said...

I have not tried these yet. I would love too.

Carmen said...

I have not tried them but they look delicious!

a_ski25 said...

No, I've never tried them.

Natalie Yeoman said...

no i never tried them before

Bethany said...

Never tried!

amweeks said...

I have never tried any of them, but they look good!

Teresa Thompson said...

I haven't tried them before.

Diana said...

I have not tried them yet but they look wonderful
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shirley said...

I haven't tried them yet.

Misha Estrada said...

I haven't tried these yet.

Jenny said...

I have not tried them yet.

eclairre said...

I have not tried these meals before, but would obviously like to!

Diana said...

No, but sounds delicious!

Alison Matalanis said...

I've tried a lot of them. The burritos and quesadillas are very good.

lmurley2000 said...

I didn't know they had frozen entries

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kathy dalton said...

i havent tried them yet but i would love to try the steak fajitas

Tylerpants said...

I have not tried them yet. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Zenetta Smith said...

I have not tried them yet. However, I want to.

Ashley Cossette said...

Haven't tried them yet, ddin't even know they were available!

trixx said...

No I haven't tried them... yet!

lilyk said...

I haven't tried Old El Paso Frozen Entrees yet.