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Discover New Favorites: Dinner Shortcuts

I truly enjoy cooking, but some nights making dinner from scratch is not an option. Instead achieving success at dinnertime hinges on getting the meal on the table fast without turning to take-out.

Recently I’ve discovered a handful of shortcuts that not only save time but also elevate everyday meals. Spicy beef tacos? Tasty enchiladas with fire-roasted tomatillos? Toasted coconut rice with shrimp? Add these to your weekly menu with ease. 

Here are a few new time-saving pantry staples to add to your shopping list for easy homemade meals:

Frontera Veggie Taco Skillet Sauce

Prepare taco fillings in a snap! Simply sauté your favorite veggies and add this roasted tomato sauce spiked with fresh green chiles — it cooks in 10 minutes!

Frontera Chipotle Tinga Chicken Slow Cook Sauce

Do taco night right with a spicy, savory sauce for a filling that's simple to prepare in a slow cooker. Just add chicken and veggies.

Frontera Crushed Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

Turn up the taste of tomato in salsas, braises and soups with tons of bold, fire-roasted flavor in a convenient, pantry-ready package.

Frontera Crushed Fire-Roasted Tomatillos

Kick off Mexican-inspired salsas, braises and sauces with the smoky-sweet combination of roasted tomatillos, garlic and poblano peppers.

Frontera Adobo Seasoning Sauces

Ancho, Chipotle or Guajillo

These full-flavored ready-to-cook sauces are made with fresh ingredients and fire-roasted chiles for deep, smoky adobo flavors. Try them in chilis, stews, marinades and more.

Lundberg Organic Sprouted Rice

Vegetable Fried Rice, Thai Red Curry Rice, Chile Verde Rice or Toasted Coconut Rice

These sprouted rice mixes feature a variety of unique worldly flavors and aromatic spices for quick and easy stove-top meals. They are Non-GMO Project Verified too.

Have you tried any of these dinner shortcuts yet? Tell me about it.