Thursday, August 9, 2012

food (food) | frontera fiesta

Just because I have a 2 week old baby doesn't mean that I'm going to stop cooking home cooked meals.   I still love cooking and want to do it as much as possible.  However, since my prep time is now limited I've had to find a way to cheat, cut as many corners as I can and rely on some pre-made seasoning (gasp!)...afterall isn't parenting all about compromise?  

This is where popular chef Rick Bayless comes in.  Known as a Top Chef Masters winner, Rick Bayless is a culinary genius who has perfected a unique taste of Mexican food with popular restaurants like Topolabompo, Frontera Grill and XOCO.  Now, he has expanded his brand with Frontera Fiesta - a variety of products that include chips, salsas, seasonings, marinades, sauces and more, for people to enjoy the taste of Rick's food in the comfort of their home.  I've tried a good amount of the products, but my new favorite is the Barbacoa slow cooker marinade.  With a slow cooker, 2 pounds of beef, sliced onion, this marinade and 8 hours you have an amazing dish that keeps you wanting more.




I served the meat with tortillas, as well as a garnish of chopped onion and cilantro with lime juice.  Both Matt and I are were in love with this beef dish.  It definitely has the flavors you would find in a Rick Bayless restaurant and was so easy to make.  For anyone who wants a great tasting dish, but has limited time to cook I would highly recommend this marinade and any other of the Frontera Fiesta products to make a great meal!


'Stina D. said...

OMG!! I need to try this!! Looks so good!!!

trishie said...

Looks really yum. Well done and good on you for cooking at home with little baby in tow

chewingthefat said...

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog! I'm so impressed when moms with new babies are back in the kitchen cooking--I would think just being sane and coherent would be enough of a challenge!