Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Beef Tamales

Price: $2.29 for a package of 2
Features: Tasty corn dough filled with shredded beef - taco sauce not included
Found in:
Frozen section, where the Mexican stuff always seems to be off on its own

These are a pretty basic item, so there isn't much to say about them. They are not unhealthy for a frozen dinner item, and the are ready from frozen after 6 minutes in the microwave (just wrap in a wet paper towel). I like the dough on these, not too soggy, a little crispy in places, and the right proportion of dough to meat. The meat is good too, not that gross paste type of "shredded beef" that can come in other things, these have actual hunks of shredded beef, which is good for texture. Two make a filling dinner, I say go for it! There was a guy loading up on the green chile and cheese tamales when I was at the store. Maybe I will try those next...


Benita said...

In some what of a similar category, I'd like to recommend the mini chicken tacos. They are small and tasty, with real meat inside. Delicious with TJ's salsa or guacamole. They take less than 10 mins to bake in the oven, and then they are good to go.

Tara said...

The chicken burritos in the very simple packaging are also good as a quick lunch and only take a few minutes in the microwave.

just found your blog, and think its a great idea!!

Maija said...

The cheese & chili tamales are a staple at my house. I heat up a can of black beans with some spices added, while the tamales heat up. Throw the beans on top, with a little extra cheese, salsa, sour cream & avocado if you got it. With the beans, one tamale/person is a great easy meal (and pretty healthy, too!).