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!