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 Frontera "Chili Starter": has anyone else tries it?

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MetroplexJim

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Frontera "Chili Starter": has anyone else tries it? Wed, 02/27/13 7:32 AM (permalink)
Stop the presses!!!
 
Mrs. Metro brough home a jar of Frontera Chili Starter last night.
 
WOW!!! (relative to any canned chili).
 
"Recipe":  brown 1/2# ground beef - or chunks if you have more time, add the "starter" and 12 oz. liquid of your choice (water, beer, beef stock).  Simmer 20 minutes.  ENJOY!!!
  
Our batch fed us last night with enough left over for another meal.
 
(The version we used was black bean w/ chipotle.  For those who have an aversion to beans in chili, be advised that I had to hunt for the very few black beans in the mix).
 
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    SeamusD

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    Re:Frontera "Chili Starter": has anyone else tries it? Wed, 02/27/13 9:33 AM (permalink)
    I've had their salsas, which I liked, but I haven't seen this anywhere. I like the fact I can read and understand all of the ingredients, but it's got an awful lot of sodium in it. I'll probably still try it if I can find it though.
     
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      CCinNJ

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      Re:Frontera "Chili Starter": has anyone else tries it? Wed, 02/27/13 12:12 PM (permalink)
      Serious Eats reviewed Frontera Chili Starter and gave it a good review...

      http://mobile.seriouseats...rontera-chili-sta.html

      Just a small mention of the lack of beans. That would be a plus for many.
      <message edited by CCinNJ on Wed, 02/27/13 12:14 PM>
       
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        1bbqboy

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        Re:Frontera "Chili Starter": has anyone else tries it? Wed, 02/27/13 12:42 PM (permalink)
        only on here
         
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          1bbqboy

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          Re:Frontera "Chili Starter": has anyone else tries it? Wed, 02/27/13 12:42 PM (permalink)
          only on here
           
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            MetroplexJim

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            Re:Frontera "Chili Starter": has anyone else tries it? Wed, 02/27/13 6:25 PM (permalink)
            SeamusD


            I've had their salsas, which I liked, but I haven't seen this anywhere. I like the fact I can read and understand all of the ingredients, but it's got an awful lot of sodium in it. I'll probably still try it if I can find it though.

            1)  My wife got it at Whole Foods.  But, Wal-Mart carries Bayless' Frontera products as well, so I'll look for it the next time I'm there and save a few $$$.  (Mrs. Metro doesn't "do" Wal-Mart).
            2)  Another good thing I forgot to mention is that part of the directions is to "add salt to taste".  We didn't add any and it was just fine.  In fact, one of my 'pet peeves' is salt - it's easy to add, but impossible to subtract. 
             
            I've had a number of restaurant meals - especially here in Texas - that were ruined by over-salting in the kitchen.  Prime Texas offender in this crime are Texas Roadhouse and Romano's Macaroni Grill.  And the Hell of it is, I like salt!  Just not too much.  
             
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