Old El Paso Frozen Entrees for Two – Review

Today, I got home a little early (early enough to run by the grocery store).  I had a few cancellations in my tutoring schedule so I headed home.  Exhausted from the last two days of conferences, I was really craving Mexican food for dinner.  I was ready to go and bury my face in a big plate of nachos, burritos, tacos or enchiladas.  Oh…and extra cheese dip, with jalapeno.

Well, that would not be such a great choice after last night’s weigh in…I will get to that later!  So, I went to Publix to look around and see what I could make that was comparable but would still keep me on target with counting Weight Watchers points.

I found these Old El Paso frozen entrees for two.

Old El Paso Frozen Entrees for Two

There was a whole case of them for me to choose from!  They had eight different varieties including Chicken or Shredded Beef Enchiladas, Chicken or Beef Burritos, Chicken Quesadillas or Steak Quesadillas, and both Chicken and Steak Fajita Kits.  I got out my handy dandy Weight Watchers app and started scanning.  I wanted an authentic Mexican dinner but also wanted to stay in my points plus range.  As soon as I scanned the enchiladas, I knew my dinner was set!

Old El Paso Shredded Beef Enchiladas

I could choose from the Shredded Beef Enchiladas or the Chicken Enchiladas for 8 points plus per serving.  A serving is half the darn box…Cha Ching!  As you can see, I chose the beef.

I was super excited to get home, put on my jammies and eat a big plate of Mexican food that I could feel good about!

I got home, put on my jammies, popped these in the microwave for three minutes and then finished them off in the oven for 20 minutes.  They were done in a flash and I didn’t have to deal with the noise at a restaurant, the price of the bill, the calories, or the guilt.  Real, authentic mexican food in a flash…at home!

They were made with a chile sauce, shredded beef, a blend of Colby and Monterey Jack Cheese and Onions all wrapped in a corn tortilla (no flour tortillas here!).

So, the real question is, “How did they taste?”  “Did they taste like the plate of burritos I would have had at the local Mexican restaurant?”

They were deelish!  The ancho chile sauce makes them have a bit of a bite (spice) to them but they have just the right amount of heat so it isn’t too much but very flavorful!  The amount of beef was perfect and they were cheesy but not TOO cheesy.  After I ate the serving (3 enchiladas), I was completely satisfied!

Plus, the Shredded Beef Enchiladas are only 330 calories per serving, 11g fat, 22g protein and 35 g of carbs.  HALF the box for only 8 Weight Watchers points plus!

All of that and they were a lot cheaper!  My husband and I both had dinner for only $7.99 (And now through October 25th, find $1 off one (1) coupon in your store flyer on Old El Paso Frozen Entrees, available at Publix)!  Had we gone out, we would have spent that on just ONE of us!

So, save time, save calories, save money and save YOURSELF!  Try these!

Do you want to try one of these delicious El Paso dinners for free?  Oh, and I will also throw in a mexican serving platter and a $10 Publix gift card!  If those sound good to you, just leave me a comment with which variety you would try if you win!  I will pick a winner Friday afternoon, October 25 (as soon as I am done with conferences!).

Congratulations 1froglegs…you won the Giveaway!  To claim your prize, email me (jennifer@itsuxtobefat.com)in the next 48 hours with your name and mailing address!

Thanks to everyone who entered!


Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.

  • Phoebe Egan

    Yum! I’d love to try the chicken enchiladas! My boyfriend is going to be excited about all of them!

  • Blankz

    They look delicious! But there is not such thing like “beef enchiladas” in México, so I would say they are authentic Texan enchiladas :) But It seems to be a good deal for 8 WW pp though!


      They have beef enchiladas but it has to be a town rich in SMALL MEXICAN DOGS!!
      And in MEXICO they hank the chickens outside with fly’s that’s for seasoning!!!
      RUF RUF!!!

  • Hailey

    You have made my life complete! I LOVE Mexican food and crave it all the time. I am sooo excited to try one of these Sunday. I love chicken enchiladas – so that will prob be my choice this week but will slowly try them all. lol I have been losing weight since September (I am down 13 pounds!) and LOVE your site. Thank you so much for creating this blog. (I would love to be entered into the contest.) :)



      I’m in S.E.MISSOURI and WALMART carried them but they got removed apparently
      they got discontinued due to lack of space. I tried the BEEF ENCHILDAS and for a frozen
      dinner they are pretty damn good.I came from FT.WORTH down in NORTHSIDE where all
      the great restraunts,like MERCADO JAURREZ,JESUS’S on NORTHSIDE DR. JOE. T. GARCIA’S!!!

  • Elis B.

    Shredded Beef Enchiladas

  • Kim G

    I’ll go with the chicken enchiladas. Can’t wait to try these! Love Mexican…

  • ellen

    I’d love to try the chicken burritos!

  • Jane Terrell

    I would try the chicken enchiladas!

  • Wendy

    I saw these meals at the grocery store yesterday & was curious if they were worth it or not – thanks for the tip!

  • Erica Clayton

    I would go with the enchiladas! I saw these in the store but didn’t even pick them up, figuring they would be lots of points. Good to know! Thanks!

  • Karen T.

    Awesome! I would love to try the chicken quesadillas!

  • Wendy

    p.s. – I would try the shredded beef enchiladas!!

  • DLP

    Yum!! Beef Enchiladas, please and thank you… I see a trip to Publix in my evening plans…

  • Kristie

    I would love to try the chicken enchiladas!

  • Christine Dunne

    I would try any of them!!!! They look delicious!!!

  • Laura Craig

    Definitely the Chicken Enchiladas! We love enchiladas in my house!

  • JessieC

    I would like to try steak fajitas.

  • mattpap

    Hi Jennifer,

    you ate a delicious dinner, that cost you very little, had only 330 calories, lots of protein and only little fat…. I mean it couldn’t get better. These Old El Paso Frozen Entrees are a discovery.

  • mcl

    Chicken Quesadillas are my life! I hope these are at my Publix in Charleston – too bad I was just there today and didn’t even visit the frozen section!

  • debbie jackson

    i want to try try the chicken enchiladas mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

  • Denise Brode

    The chicken enchiladas! I LOVE chicken enchiladas. But when eating out the chips kill me…

  • Jessica Hartman

    I looked for these at my Publix but didn’t see them! I would probably have the chicken ones :)

    • https://plus.google.com/102759056526029167079 Jennifer Swafford

      I had to look closely for these. Look in the prepacked meals where the kits are. They are not with the other “frozen dinners”

  • Jennifer Astemborski Pierce

    I think I would also do the shredded beef enchiladas..we LOVE enchiladas giveawaydiva AT aol DOT com

  • Rachel Derosa

    The chicken enchiladas. I love Mexican food

  • Deanna Kieliszek

    Chicken quesadills sound yummy. Thanks for hosting a giveAway!

  • 1froglegs

    I am most interested in the chicken quesadillas.

    • https://plus.google.com/102759056526029167079 Jennifer Swafford

      Congratulations! You won! Please check your email and respond within 48 hours! Thanks for entering!

      • 1froglegs

        I replied to your email.

        Thanks again

  • Amy Gettys

    I would love to try the shredded beef enchiladas!

  • Robin0007

    I want to try the Shredded Beef Enchiladas! YUM

  • Traci Frisbee

    I would love love love to try the Shredded Beef Enchiladas!!!!!!!

  • Mari

    I would love the beef enchiladas!!

  • Sheryl

    I tried the chicken enchiladas but I couldn’t find any chicken in 2 two I plated. :( I wish they didn’t have crunchy onions in it too.

  • Margie Kale Pearson

    The Chicken enchiladas were gross. Never again!

  • sonyfanboyshavenolife

    they are so disgusting. tried a beef tonight and they were horrid. never ever again

  • priscilla

    Disgusting slop.

    • https://plus.google.com/102759056526029167079 Jennifer Swafford

      Which one did you have? I think the majority of them are not good…I must have gotten the one that is halfway decent…

    • 2ND AMD MAN


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