Fantastic for cooking, even 'Gringo Food'!
November 12, 2013
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this sauce! Some Hispanic friends turned me onto this stuff years ago. I use it a lot to liven up stews and soups. In fact, I'm making a big pot of vegetable soup as I type. I add a can of this sauce to the mix instead of plain old tomato sauce and it makes for a wonderful savory flavor with just the right amount of zip. For those who prefer a milder flavor, it 'tames' well with just regular tomato sauce without losing all of its character. For those who are like me and prefer even more of a kick, a few jalapeños in the recipe will turn the heat up a notch or two.
This sauce also great for adding to homemade salsa, beef stew, meatloaf, or even the sauce for my stuffed poblanos, 'Gringa Style'. Since I live in Texas, it's pretty easy for me to find in just about any grocery store, though there are many Hispanic grocers within just a few miles of my house that have a wider selection of the other El Pato sauces. Every variety that I've used is a winner, and this particular variety is super versatile. I wouldn't be caught dead without at least a couple of cans of this sauce in my pantry!