Enchilada sauce delivers heat -- but not too much

Rush-Hour Remedies

February 03, 1999|By Joanne E. Morvay

* Item: Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce

* What you get: 10-ounce to 19-ounce cans

* Cost: About $1.09 to $2

* Preparation time: Varies with recipe

* Review: In an effort to bring enchiladas onto our menus more -- especially now that flour and flavored tortillas are so popular -- Old El Paso has retooled its enchilada sauce with great results. The tomato-based sauce with onion, garlic, red pepper and other spices has some heat even in its mildest flavor (It comes in mild, medium and hot). But it wasn't overpowering enough to send me running for the antacid. I used the 19-ounce can and had enough to generously cover 14 enchiladas in a recipe that was conveniently included on the label. And there's a toll-free number for additional ideas.

Pub Date: 02/03/99

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