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PapaJoe8

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Re:Is Rotel different than Hunts? Wed, 05/19/10 4:25 PM (permalink)
Adj, "real good dip"... It's not soup. It's Rotel Velveeta cheese dip. Unless you were askin bout tha Taco Soup?

Want some hot taco soup... use tha Hot Rotel. And you could add some pickled jalapenos. Mmmm.

But... don't forget that cold one!
Joe
 
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    Re:Is Rotel different than Hunts? Wed, 05/19/10 6:59 PM (permalink)
    PapaJoe8


    Adj, "real good dip"... It's not soup. It's Rotel Velveeta cheese dip. Unless you were askin bout tha Taco Soup?

    Want some hot taco soup... use tha Hot Rotel. And you could add some pickled jalapenos. Mmmm.

    But... don't forget that cold one!
    Joe

    Was attempting to be funny PJ8.  I know it's not soup, but that kind of stuff I always inhale.  Just ONE cold one?  Na.  LOL......
     
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      PapaJoe8

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      Re:Is Rotel different than Hunts? Wed, 05/19/10 8:24 PM (permalink)
      Adj, I was trying to be funny about you trying to be funny. I  knew you knew. :~) Have you ever tried it with Jimmy Dean? It's a meal in itself that way.

      "that" hmm, could mean just one cold one... sorry!

      Oh, I met Jimmy at the Desert Inn, early 70s, and he did a great show that night. He had just started tha sausage thing. One line he had in the show was " You might not like my singin but you can't beat my meat."
      Joe
       
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        wyliecook

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        Re:Is Rotel different than Hunts? Mon, 12/13/10 1:41 PM (permalink)
        I miss the original Rotel with whole tomatoes, too!  As slumber-partying teens, my cousin and I would mash it with a fork into a bowl of cream cheese with diced fresh garlic and a squeeze of lemon.  We ate it with Fritos.  It became a family favorite.
         
        The diced version does not lend the interesting texture.  Also, it has calcium chloride added to firm up the little cubes, whereas the whole tomatoes had enough substance that, when fork-mashed or squeezed through your fingers, they remained very discernible but also still tender.  The diced version is just not as good.
        "Red Gold" (also diced) is as good as Ro-Tel now and less expensive.
         
        I'm about ready to start making and canning my own, with already-ripe whole tomatoes.   
         
        Advice for the cream cheese version (as opposed to warm Velveeta)-- fork-mashing, not processing, is part of how good it is. 
         
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          ayersian

          Re:Is Rotel different than Hunts? Mon, 12/13/10 2:00 PM (permalink)
          Ro-tel simply tastes better than the knock-off brands. There are some things that you just shouldn't substitute in cooking -- this is definitely one of them.    Chris
           
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            PapaJoe8

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            Re:Is Rotel different than Hunts? Mon, 12/13/10 2:33 PM (permalink)
            Wyliecook, glad to see someone else who remembers the Whole Rotell. And welcome to Roadfood!
            Joe
            <message edited by PapaJoe8 on Mon, 12/13/10 3:31 PM>
             
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              wyliecook

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              Re:Is Rotel different than Hunts? Mon, 12/13/10 2:37 PM (permalink)
              Re:  "taco soup" -- We make it this way:
              Put a little water in the pot and set into however much ground beef you want (93/7 -- lean!).  Turn on the heat and squish the meat through your hands before the water gets too hot.  Add diced onions and fresh garlic, chili powder + a beef bouillon cube (optional), Ro-Tel tomatoes -- OR whole canned tomatoes that you squeeze through your fingers + chopped jalapenos to taste.  Add more water to desired consistency.  Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer 'til the onions are tender.  Adjust the seasoning.  (Can make ahead; even better next day.)
                  Serve this hot over crisp tortilla strips or slightly broken chips.  Top the bowls with traditional taco toppings, such as grated cheese, shredded lettuce, (avocado), (sour cream), (diced onions), pico de gallo. 
                  More chips/strips + refried beans on the side.  Beer on the rocks or cold Sangria.
               
               
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                PapaJoe8

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                Re:Is Rotel different than Hunts? Mon, 12/13/10 3:28 PM (permalink)
                Wylie, and you make Taco Soup! Your recipe sounds great! Some folks around here did not know tha joys of Taco Soup.
                 
                Oh, anyone but me tried the Red Gold w/ jalaenos? It's not Rotell but it's real good.
                Je
                 
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                  Re:Is Rotel different than Hunts? Mon, 12/13/10 3:42 PM (permalink)
                  PapaJoe8


                  Wylie, and you make Taco Soup! Your recipe sounds great! Some folks around here did not know tha joys of Taco Soup.

                  Oh, anyone but me tried the Red Gold w/ jalaenos? It's not Rotell but it's real good.
                  Je
                  Red Gold brand tomatoes anyway you like them are fantastic...

                   
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