Friday, September 12, 2008

Chili and a product review

Wow...those onions are almost blinding!!!

A couple of weeks ago the people at Amazing Taste contacted me and asked me if I would like to sample some of their products. Of course I said yes. I like FREE things. I have had problems with this before though. I have been sent products with so many items in the ingredients that I couldn't pronounce and others items that I just would never use.

This time it was different though. When I got the seasoning packets (which sell for $.99) I was pleasantly surprised. One of the companies goals is to help people take cheaper (therefore tougher) pieces of meat and help make them better and saving you money at the same time!


Last night was one of those nights where I had been running everywhere and couldn't figure out what I was going to do for dinner so I was looking through the pantry and saw the seasoning packets and pulled out one for Chili. They also have special blends for poultry, pork, burgers, seafood, an all purpose malibu, and steak house seasonings. The best thing about Amazing Taste Seasonings is that they have hardly any ingredients in them. The chili seasoning has, get this, chili pepper and other spices, salt, and dehydrated garlic. Normally I would have made this without the aid of a seasoning packet but to be fair I wanted to try this.

Guess what? It was good. Now of course I change the recipe from the packet all up. I still added a pound of beef, but I also added onions, green peppers, fresh frozen tomatoes and black beans. Would I buy this? I would need to try some more of them before I could say that. Chili seasoning is so easy to do from scratch so maybe not that one but maybe one of the others. I'll let you know!

Used from my freezer:

1 green pepper (29 to go...a little help here guys???)
6 frozen whole tomatoes

As Always...

Happy Entertaining!!!

Judy
www.nofearentertaining.com

8 comments:

Brittany said...

Those huge chunks of onion totally sold me on this!

Darius T. Williams said...

Great job on this...I'm totally not a chili person...but this looks good.

Nik Snacks said...

Yummy! I've never tried a packet chili before. I always pony up to the stove and make my own. I'm excited to hear about these little packets of joy!

Bellini Valli said...

When you're rushed it is nice to know there is a simple thing waiting in the cupboard:D

MrOrph said...

Usually I am kinda afraid of seasoning packets. It would seem to be cool in a pinch.

I'll have a bowl of that chili please eventhough it's 90 degrees here. I'll just eat it in front of the air conditioner! :-)

RecipeGirl said...

I'm with you... I don't usually buy seasoning packets. These were sent to me too and they've been sitting in my pantry- I just don't usually cook w/ seasoning packets!

That being said, usually things turn out pretty good that are made with a seasoning packet. Just not the same as homemade!

Dharm said...

I like chilli and that looks just great! Its also nice to know that you can still get stuff for $0.99. That's getting more and more rare as time goes by...

Núria said...

Hola Judy! I'm with Val here! It's great to know that when you are in rush there's something in the pantry that will fix the dinner or lunch in no time :D