Nov 8, 2013

Frozen Friday - Safeway Select - Beef Tamale

Safeway Select's Beef Tamale frozen meal features a beef tamale covered in enchilada sauce and Monterey Jack cheese with a side of Mexican-style rice an black beans.

An 8.5-ounce box was $1.99.

The tamale about two-thirds the size of a frozen burrito but comes packed with some nice flavors and seasoning, although the Monterey Jack cheese appeared to be MIA.

The masa shell/crust was soft and moist, while the shredded beef inside was tender and flavorful. The enchilada sauce gave the tamale some extra zing and a touch of heat.

The rice was a bit sparse but tasty. It wasn't oily like I was expecting but was instead moist and a little overcooked (my fault, my microwave is pretty strong). The beans, corn, and peppers add variety and texture.

Overall, I enjoyed Safeway Select's Beef Tamale very much. It feels a bit on the light side but packs plenty of flavor.

Nutritional Info - Safeway Select Beef Tamale (241g)
Calories - 370 (from Fat - 150)
Fat - 17g (Saturated Fat - 3.5g)
Sodium - 900mg
Carbs - 44g (Sugar - 3g)
Protein - 10g

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