Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Del Monte Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off, Recipe & a GIVEAWAY!


Del Monte has come out with two new Southwestern-Style Petite Cut® Diced Tomato varieties - 
 

and I couldn't wait to give them a try!  I used the Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies in this taco bake, and not only was it yummy, but it was so easy to put together!

Chipotle Taco Bake adapted from this recipe

1 can reduced fat crescent rolls
1 lb lean ground beef (or turkey)
1 package taco seasoning
1 can Del Monte 
Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies
8 oz plain non-fat yogurt (or sour cream)
1 1/2 cups shredded 'Fiesta Blend' cheese
1/2-3/4 bag nacho cheese chips (like Doritos), crushed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  B
rown ground beef in a large skillet. Drain, if needed.  Stir in taco seasoning and Del Monte tomatoes, simmer 5-10 minutes. Spray a 9x13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray, and press crescent rolls on the bottom and about 1/2 way up the sides. Press seams to seal.  Top crescent roll 'crust' with meat mixture and spread yogurt over meat.   Top with cheese and crushed chips. Bake for approx. 30 minutes.


Verdict? Everyone enjoyed this dish, even my kids! It wasn't too spicy My oldest daughter even said she might want this as her birthday dinner.  That's high praise around here.

Since Del Monte canned tomatoes, fruits and vegetables contain the same essential nutrients as fresh varieties and the majority of their products are picked at the peak of ripeness and canned on the same day, it's a choice I feel good about feeding my family.

With the Super Bowl coming up, I'm sure you can find lots of uses for these new varieties. For more inspiration, check Del Monte out on Pinterest!  Also, be sure to check out and enter the Del Monte® Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off Sweepstakes!


Enter for the chance to win one of the many prizes available, including an ultimate entertainment package with a Sony® 55” LED TV, Bose® home theater system and Sony® Blu-ray player (ARV $4,779.00 USD).   Wow, I would have one happy hubby!

To enter:
  • Follow the Del Monte Brand on Pinterest
  • Create a Pinterest board named “Del Monte Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off”
  • Pin at least two (2) Del Monte Tomato Recipes from the “Del Monte Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off” Pinterest board and at least two (2) football entertaining ideas
  • Register your Pinterest board to the Del Monte page from January 21st through February 15th to be entered into the Del Monte® Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off Sweepstakes program

That's not all! It's GIVEAWAY TIME!  Del Monte is offering to give the following prize pack to a Makin' it Mo'Betta reader:
  • (1) Del Monte® Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • (1) Del Monte® Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes with Chipotle Chilies
  • $25 Visa gift card

Just enter the GIVEAWAY via Rafflecopter! (You may have to click on the link below for it to open the Rafflecopter giveaway form.)  Giveaway open to US residents only.

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The Del Monte products, information and two gift packs (one for me, and one for the giveaway winner) have been provided by Del Monte. The recipe and opinions are my own.

47 comments:

  1. I use canned tomatoes all the time to make chili. Ain't nobody got time to cut up a bunch of tomatoes, right? ;-)

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  2. I use canned tomatoes for spaghetti, fideo and many other pasta dishes. They are great!

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  3. Tomato Parmesan Crockpot Soup! I love that stuff. I also just used a can in a batch of spicy Tortilla Soup!

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  4. Oh gosh, I use it all the time! Chicken Chili, Chicken Stew, pasta, lasagna...it's great!

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  5. I make spaghetti sauce with canned tomatoes.

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  6. I make lasagna with canned tomatoes

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  7. My favorite is in Mexican pizzas.

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  8. lasanga and chili debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  9. I like to make spaghetti and meatballs.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  10. making my own salsa
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  11. I use em' when I make chili; these would be great for that.

    Just a note: The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot' since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot Core'; the Rafflecopter connects to this email: annazed10 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  12. In vegetable soups, undrained. Or drained and added to pasta sauce. I also use them in bruschetta through the winter when "fresh" tomatoes are not at their prime.

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  13. I use them in chili!

    jfong1130 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I like to use them to make spaghetti sauce
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  15. I keep them handy to make chili. No real recipe..just beans, cooked meat, tomatoes and chili powder in a slow cooker

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  16. I love to use canned tomatoes in my marinara sauce

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  17. I use them to make a meat sauce for pasta.
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  18. i use them in chili, and different pasta bakes, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I don't cook a lot with them myself but I love it when my mom makes spaghetti.

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  20. i would make spaghetti

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  22. I just used some diced tomatoes and paste in spaghetti sauce

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  23. We usually just brown some ground turkey and toss in stewed tomatoes and pasta and sometimes a veggie...simple and good.

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  24. I love using them when making Spanish rice
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  25. I use canned tomatoes when making beef stews .

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  26. I like to make an easy tortellini soup (broth, sauteed garlic, fresh spinach, tortellini, and canned tomatoes.

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  27. I mix them in with veggies to make a great omelette, add to stir fry's, or make a great goulash.

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  28. I like them in chili

    jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  29. I use canned tomatoes in soup, pasta sauce chili.
    Thank you.

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  33. I use them in a slow cooker spicy chicken stew quite often.

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  36. I love using the Petite Cut tomatoes to make fresh salsa!

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