Nov 222013


Disclosure:  I received a free product coupon to facilitate this review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Now that I am no longer working outside the home, I am able to actually cook meals for John and I most nights.  There are some nights though, when we get very busy after work, and I just don’t have the time or energy to cook a big meal. 

Lately, we have been looking at houses with our realtor after John gets out of work, and end up getting home pretty late.  Neither one of us has had dinner, we’re starving and want something easy that won’t make a mess to make.

Mexican food is a regular addition to our weekly meal plan.  We both enjoy spicy foods, but Mexican food can be pretty time-consuming, and messy.  Old El Paso now carries a great selection of frozen entreés for those nights when we want to enjoy Mexican food without all the hassle.  They are fully cooked, and simply need to be heated through in the microwave and/or oven. 

Old El Paso Shredded Beef Enchiladas

I recently received a coupon to try out one of these frozen entreés.  I honestly wasn’t expecting much from it, as I have had frozen Mexican entreés before that weren’t really all that great.  I headed out to Walmart to take a look at the selection, which included fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas and burritos.  

Some of the entreés had black beans in them.  I am not a fan of black beans at all, so I opted to get the Shredded Beef Enchiladas.  I was a bit hesitant to get these because they use corn tortillas, which I have never liked in the past.  I prefer flour tortillas, but I thought I’d give them a try.

Old El Paso Shredded Beef Enchiladas

I used the microwave and oven cooking method as recommended on the back of the box.  This method is supposed to make the tortilla shells taste better.  I still wasn’t really expecting much from these, but as soon as I took my first bite, I thought that they were pretty good for a frozen dinner.  I added sour cream to them because I can’t eat Mexican food without sour cream. 

The enchiladas weren’t overly spicy, but had just the right amount of spice to them.  I also really enjoyed the corn tortillas, more than I thought I would.  The combination of Colby & Monterey Jack cheeses was delicious!  There are onions in this meal, but you can’t really tell they are there.  John hates onions, and refuses to eat anything with onions.  I didn’t tell him that there were onions in this, and he gobbled his portion right down.

Overall, I thought the Old El Paso Shredded Beef Enchiladas were a good option for a busy night.  They were quite tasty and the entreé was the perfect size for 2 people, which is great for John and I.  The best part of this meal – no clean up!  Simply toss the plastic tray in the garbage, and you’re done!

Have you tried Old El Paso frozen entreés?  Which one is your favorite?

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