Saturday, November 02, 2013

New Frozen Meals From Old El Paso - and a Giveaway!

Free Mexican Food!

I guess that I have your attention now? Those are magical words! I was recently asked if I'd like to try Old El Paso's new frozen entrees for 2 and obviously I said yes, because who turns down free food? However, since it is totally mean to get you all hungry and then just leave you hanging, there's a giveaway at the end of this post that will hook one of you up, too!


I occasionally have trouble tracking down new products, since I'm currently living in the middle of nowhere, so I was pleasantly surprised to find pretty much every variety available when I hit the store to pick one up!


I am a friend of pretty much all Mexican food in general, but for me the chicken enchiladas were the obvious choice here! I'm a sucker for saucy enchilada goodness. (If there was one suggestion I'd offer to the company, it would be to add a vegetarian friendly option like a black bean and cheese enchilada! Yum!)


Sorry for the non-awesome photo quality. If you read my recent camera rant, I'm sure you understand!

So, here's the amusing thing- I did not realize until just now as I reread the photo below that I totally misread the directions on the left when I first looked at the package! I assumed they were just microwave directions, so I just skipped to the oven ones and used those. (After a quick, hungry wail of "I have to wait 45 minutes for foooood?" Told you I don't use the oven much.) If only I had actually read those micro-bake directions, I could have saved myself a ton of waiting! D'oh!





Just out of the oven! I think it's a rule that the best tasting foods look the worst on film, you know? (And yeah, I got a bit distracted and left it in a few minutes too long. But that really is mostly sauce around the edges that looks so dark, not totally burned tortillas. Still tasted good!)

As you can kind of tell from the photo above, there are 6 enchiladas in there. Good luck getting them out in anything resembling one piece though; everything just kind of mushes together during cooking. It should also be mentioned that while the package says that this is a dinner for two, it was three full meals plus one midnight snack for me. Then again, I have a smaller appetite than average. I would totally suggest picking up some rice and beans to go with the meal - although it was totally filling on its own, I missed having them as a side!

Ready to try a meal of your own? Old El Paso and My Blog Spark is going to hook one of my readers up with a prize pack that contains:
• One coupon good for one Old El Paso Frozen EntrĂ©e of your choice.
• Mexican Tile Chip & Dip Bowl and Serving Platter 
• $10 Visa Gift Card 



Awesome, right? Just enter using the Rafflecopter below! If you have any questions or problems entering, just leave a comment or shoot me an email and I'll do my best to help! 



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Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

37 comments:

Val J said...

I am excited to try the enchiladas. I love mexican and enchiladas are my fave!

Debbie Jackson said...

Can't wait to try the chicken enchiladas

Sharon said...

The chicken enchiladas look intriguing! I rarely eat meat, but I do eat chicken on occasion, so I agree with your suggestion about them having a vegetarian option. Oh yeah, and I have a US address, in case I win. :)

Nancy said...

We have used Old El Paso products for years. I'd like to try their Shredded Beef Enchiladas in their new frozen line of products.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com!

BethElderton said...

The chicken enchiladas sound good.
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scottsgal said...

chicken burritos sound good

Marti Tabora said...

I'm excited to try the chicken and the beef enchiladas. They both sound really good to me. Thank you.

JC said...

I would like to try chicken enchilada first.

Tamara B. said...

YUM look forward to trying their Chicken Enchiladas

freebiequeen15 said...

I'd like to try the fajitas first!

Gianna said...

I'd try the Shredded Beef Enchiladas first.

kmcgrew213 said...

id like to try the steak fajitas. i had the chicken enchiladas that you had and i didn't like them. the sauce was YUM, the chicken YUM, but the tortilla was a mushy blob and it was really unappetizing. kind've turned my stomach after eating a few bites. It just needs to toughen up a little! :/ would love to try the fajitas though, because one thing old el paso does not lack on is flavor!

Megan said...

I would love to try the chicken enchiladas!!!

Karen Hewitt said...

Hubby loves Mexican food so I think he would like any of them

Dee said...

We adore Mexican food - especially Enchiladas!

1froglegs said...

I am most interested in the chicken quesadilla variety.

Dorothy Teel said...

I believe me and the hubby would love to try Old El Paso Steak Quesadillas, these sound great and we love to use Quesadillas for snacks..

autumn grace said...

chicken enchiladas....

Mommy's Gone Crazy said...

We would love to try Shredded Beef Enchiladas

Wendy said...

The chicken enchiladas look good! We use Old El Paso green chilis and refried beans.

shirley said...

I think we would enjoy the chicken enchiladas.

Molli Vandehey said...

i havent tried any of them yet, so they all look good!

Alexis said...

I would like to try the fajitas the most.

Allison Downes said...

I want to mostly try the steak fajitas!

Thank you for the chance to win!

kathy dalton said...

i cant wait to try the steak and the chicken fajitas

Robyn Donnelly said...

the fajitas..doesn't matter which one. Yummy!

msmissy02 said...

I am excited to try the enchiladas and see if they are any good. Thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy said...

I commented on your "I'm Escaping the Cold Weather post in November.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Heather said...

I would like to try the chicken Enchilladas!

Jessicca said...

My husband would love to try this for his lunch! I would like the try the enchiladas! Yum!

Jessicca said...

My husband would love to try this for his lunch! I would like the try the enchiladas! Yum!

wigget said...

i'd love to try the chicken enchilada

Kristen said...

I'd like to try the Chicken Enchiladas.

Maureen said...

My family would enjoy the Steak Fajitas!

MiniMeeh said...

The steak enchiladas!

-Lynn

Amy Fischer said...

chicken enchiladas

Rebecca Parsons said...

I would love to try the Chicken Enchiladas.