Frozen meals are the answer for those who don’t have extra time to cook, but not all frozen meals are the same. Some are higher in quality and high in price, and others are low in price and low in quantity. It takes trying many different frozen meals to find your favorites, and I’ve found a favorite that’s low in price and higher in quality and flavor than comparable frozen meals. Banquet Mexican Style Enchilada Combo Meal is a great choice for those who like spicy Mexican style foods that are ready to heat, low in price, and pleasing to the palate.
The following review highlights the benefits of buying and trying the Mexican Style Enchilada Combo Meal made by Banquet. Consider this review, and give this Banquet frozen meal a try if it seems to fit your dietary needs and preference. It’s one of my favorite frozen meals, and it might just become one of your favorites too!
Inexpensive Frozen Meals
I’m not a fan of inexpensive frozen meals. I’ve found that you really do get what you pay for – most of the time. I was very surprised I found a Banquet frozen meal that met and exceeded my expectations since many seem to offer nothing more than samples instead of real portion-size servings. This isn’t to say that the food doesn’t taste great, but I don’t want to be teased with two or three tablespoons of mashed potatoes and a single Salisbury steak swimming in gravy. I’d rather pay a little extra for more food, but the Banquet Mexican Style Enchilada Combo Meal is a step above the rest, especially for the price.
Product Description, Contents, and Price
The Banquet Mexican Style Enchilada Combo Meal contains 11 ounces (312 g) of food that includes two beef and one cheese enchilada in chili sauce, and an adequate serving of Mexican style rice. I paid a mere 68 cents for my Banquet Mexican Style Enchilada Combo Meal, and I considered it a steal. My local store was offering up to 10 Banquet meals for 68 cents a piece, and I took advantage of this tremendous offer. They normally sell for $1.00, and considering that you can’t get much for $1.00 these days, even the regular price is a bargain.
Banquet Mexican Style Enchilada Combo Meal provides 380 calories, 12 grams of fat, 3.5 of which are saturated. This frozen meal also contains 1 gram of trans fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, and 59 grams of carbohydrates. It also contains a whopping 1100 milligrams of sodium, and this is far more than I usually consume in a single meal. The Banquet Mexican Style Enchilada Combo Meal wouldn’t be ideal for anyone on a low-carbohydrate or low-sodium diet, but it could be included as part of a healthy diet along with fresh fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and low-sodium lean meats or other sources of protein and iron.
Taste and Appearance
Frozen meals don’t always look very appetizing after they’re heated, and although the Banquet Mexican Style Enchilada Combo Meal doesn’t look remotely close to the mouthwatering display on the box, it still looks good after heating. The portioned tray is full of food, and the meal would look even better if served on a plate.
The beef enchiladas don’t contain chunks of visible meat, but they’re still very tasty and filling. The cheese enchilada contains cheese that’s a lot like the sauce you’d find mixed in with macaroni and cheese, but it’s also delicious. The chili sauce is a nice addition, and all of the enchiladas are very good when dipped into this slightly spicy and flavorful sauce. Although the rice is far from any authentic Mexican rice I’ve ever eaten, it’s still very flavorful and has just the right amount of spice to give it a slight kick.
I highly recommend Banquet Mexican Style Enchilada Combo Meal as an occasional treat when you don’t feel like cooking. It’s ideal if you’re looking for an inexpensive frozen meal that’s better than the rest. The amount of food is suitable for a light lunch, and it can easily become more filling with the addition of a tossed salad, low-sodium tortilla chips and salsa, or fresh fruit. The Banquet Mexican Style Enchilada Combo is a great value for the price, even if you don’t find it for 68 cents at your local food retailer.