Trader Joe`s Chile Relleno

2 years ago

I enjoy Mexican food ... but I don`t go out for Mexican food much at all. While shopping at Trader Joe`s I typically glance over the premade Mexican/Spanish inspired foods. One dish that I`ve looked at numerous times and finally decided to pick up was the Trader Joe`s Chile Relleno.

The picture on the box looks very appetizing. I don`t typically eat many frozen dinners just due to the sodium content (and the fact I tend to prefer to cook meals ... but convenience is nice on occasion). Since I`m the only person in my household that truly enjoys chile relleno it was just easier to have a frozen version of it.

Taking the container out of the box, I poked some holes into the plastic and popped it into the microwave for 5 minutes ... and just like that dinner was done. Allowing the dish to cool I then sat down to enjoy.

Flavor wise it was delicious- cheesy, slightly spicy and probably the closest to Mexican food I`d get before going to a restaurant. The only downside was the poblano pepper was SO tough. And by so tough I mean I had to break out a steak knife to cut it up! Some parts of the pepper weren`t bad, but others were sooo difficult to chew I had to toss some in the garbage. Not sure if that`s how most of these frozen poblano peppers tend to be .. or if I just got a dud ... but that fact alone was disappointing. If the pepper was `on point` I would strongly recommend the dish. I mean it is vegetarian and has a whopping 22 grams of protein in it. Just drink a bunch of water afterwards to help flush some of the added sodium out of you.

The dish is 350 calories or 9 points plus.

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