Over the past two years I’ve become a Frontera groupie. I was lured in by the ingredient label (all natural ingredients, gluten free, no preservatives, no trans fat) and hooked because of the great flavors. My husband and I love their salsas and chips (we eat the medium and hot ones and the kids love their basic mild) and I was extremely impressed with the lunch I had in Chicago at Rick Bayless’ (Frontera originator) Xoco restaurant.
Since the weather is starting to turn to fall it’s the perfect time to showcase Frontera’s line of seasoning sauces and mixes. The first time I tried one was back in Minneapolis when I was working full time with kids. I used the Garlicky Carnitas Slow Cooker Sauce and since then I’ve had the skillet sauces, guacamole mixes and other flavors of slow cooker sauces. We use the Frontera packets anytime we make tacos and after tonight I’m further hooked. I tried the Chipotle Chili Seasoning Sauce and was pleasantly surprised with the full bodied flavor my chili had. I didn’t have a recipe but sauteed an onion, green pepper and garlic clove then added red kidney beans, garbanzo beans, a can of diced tomatoes, can of chicken broth and shredded chicken + this packet and it was done and perfect. Talk about easy.
If you haven’t tried these you HAVE to buy them the next time your out shopping. I’ve purchased them at Super Target when I lived in Minnesota and currently find them at Sendiks, Whole Foods and Metro Market in the Milwaukee area. Also, while some of the taco ones say skillet sauce I also use these in a small crock pot. Add the Taco skillet sauce over the meat and cook for a few hours (not all day). I do this so when my kids are starved at 5:30 all I have to do is assemble the tacos.
Without further ado here are their sauce and mix packets.