Sunday, November 7, 2010

El Monterey Frozen Family Size Entrées: Review



El Monterey is manufactured by Ruiz Foods – a California-based, family-owned and operated food processing company co-founded in 1964 by Fred Ruiz and his father, Louis. To this day, Ruiz Foods still uses ‘Grandma Rosie’s’ recipes as the basis for all their Mexican food products – burritos, taquitos, quesadillas, tamales, chimichangas, and more.Today, Ruiz Foods’ leadership is under the direction of the third Ruiz generation. Bryce Ruiz and his sister, Kim Ruiz Beck, have fully embraced the family commitment to make quality foods that bring convenience, great taste and value to today’s busy families.

They have traditional or innovative favorites, there's a flavor-packed El Monterey product for you: Family Pack Burritos, Burrito Singles, Supreme Burritos, XX Large Burritos, Butcher Wrapped Burritos, Taquitos, Enchiladas, Tamales, Quesdillas, Cruncheros, Tornados, Fiesta Pack appetizers, and Cheesecake Bites
El Monterey introduces their new Family Size Entrées:
-Chicken Enchiladas with Spanish Rice and Suiza Sauce
-Cheese Enchiladas with Spanish Rice and Red Enchilada Sauce
-Chicken Mexicana with Pasta in a White Cream Poblano Pepper Sauce
-Spicy Beef Enchiladas with Spanish Rice and Spicy Red Enchilada Sauce


We were sent a generous package which included 8 Family Size Entrées, two of each kind. WOW! I had to plug in our deep freeze so I had room to store it all! =) (no worries, as it is now being used for lots of other things to free up my fridge/freezer). The first to be eaten was the Chicken Enchiladas with Spanish Rice and Suiza Sauce and Cheese Enchiladas with Spanish Rice and Red Enchilada Sauce. I loved the cheese enchiladas, and so did the kids! Yes, they even ate it (it's been a while since they've wanted to actually eat their dinner). It all tasted great, the sauce and the rice. There was a hint of spice, but the kids didn't even notice. These are great for easy dinner night, they come in an oven proof container, just pop in the oven for a hour and it's ready! It comes with rice too, so it's all a 1 dish dinner. Tonight we're having the Chicken Mexicana with Pasta in a White Cream Poblano Pepper Sauce. Check them out in your grocer's freezer section. We already love their bags of frozen burritos (Mr. is always eaten those).


 Cheese Enchiladas with Spanish Rice and Red Enchilada Sauce ingredients:
With five enchiladas in a convenient heat-and-serve tray, our Cheese Enchiladas make a convenient meal for family and friends. We put a heaping portion of delicious cheese on freshly baked corn tortillas, roll them by hand, and place them on a bed of Spanish-style rice. Then we add a traditional red enchilada sauce and top it all with Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese. Adults and children, alike, will savor every cheese-filled bite!
.COOKED WHITE RICE, CHEESE ENCHILADA (WATER, CORN FLOUR [CORN, LIME, CELLULOSE GUM, MONO & DIGLYCERIDES], PASTEURIZED PROCESS CHEESE[CHEDDAR & MONTEREY JACK CHEESE {CULTURED MILK, SALT, ENZYMES}, WATER SODIUM PHOSPHATE, MILKFAT, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE, SALT, ARTIFICIAL COLOR], GREEN CHILI [CITRIC ACID], MODIFIED CORN STARCH, HIGH AMYLOSE CORN STARCH WITH DEXTRIN, SALT, GARLIC POWDER), WATER, CHEDDAR-JACK CHEESE BLEND (CHEDDAR CHEESE [CULTURED PASTEURIZED MILK, SALT, ENZYMES, ARTIFICIAL COLOR], MONTEREY JACK CHEESE (CULTURED PASTEURIZED MILK, SALT, ENZYMES], POWDERED CELLULOSE), SOYBEAN OIL, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS CHICKEN FLAVOR [CHICKEN, CHICKEN BROTH], SALT, SUGAR, CARROT POWDER, NATURAL FLAVORS, TOMATO POWDER, ONIONS, TOMATOES, TOMATO PUREE, CITRIC ACID, CORN STARCH, GROUND CHILI PEPPER, GARLIC, CHICKEN MEAT INCLUDING NATURAL CHICKEN JUICES, CHICKEN FAT, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, AUTOLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, CHICKEN BROTH, DRIED WHEY, TURMERIC, BUTTER (PASTEURIZED CREAM, SALT, ANATTO COLOR), VINEGAR, SPICES, OLIVE OIL, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, DEXTROSE, RENDERED CHICKEN FAT, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED COTTONSEED AND/OR SOYBEAN OIL, DISODIUM INOSINATE & GUANYLATE, OLEORESIN CELERY), FUMARIC ACID, XANTHAN GUM. ALLERGENS: SOY, MILK. source

I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about El Monterey Family Size Entrées. I received free product to keep for this review from El Monterey. All opinions for this review are that of myself & family. Product info & stock images provided by PR or Co.

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