Founded in 2003 and headquartered in California, Del Real Foods is a family business committed to preserving the rich gastronomy and traditions of Central Mexico. Designed to satisfy all palates and promote healthy eating, Del RealFoods refrigerated products offer authentic taste, using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients and cooked with traditional methods for an enhanced dining experience among family and friends.
Del Real Foods refrigerated products include carnitas, barbacoa, tamales, seasoned shredded beef, shredded chicken and more.
Del Real Foods products are based on the following pillars:
- Authenticity: the family strives to create deliciously simple products based on traditional recipes infused with Mexican culture and bold colors. Prepared in an industrial, home kitchen, the products will provide comfort and familiarity.
- Healthy People: cooked with a safe open-kettle method, the products are made with the freshest, ingredients, most of which are locally sourced. Once prepared, they are ready to enjoy. The products are also gluten free and do not contain any trans fats.
- Healthy planet and better communities: the company has adopted sustainable initiatives including wastewater management and recycling to help the environment. Del Real Foods has also sponsored local sporting events and made donations to local communities to contribute to their improvement.
Today fate smiled upon us and we were lucky enough to receive an amazing box from Del Real Food! I think this HAS to be one of the best things I have ever received from my FedEx man, so there was obviously NO way we could wait… we immediately chose a few of the items and started cooking! All of the products we chose to cook today have directions for using a microwave, being that I am not necessarily a fan of microwaves, and have threatened to throw ours out of the window on several occasions, you can understand that I was a bit leary of products that look so amazing, but are made in the microwave. I followed the directions and started our first package, to my surprise the kitchen immediately filled with a delicious smell that reminded me of HOMEMADE food…not something that I could cook in the microwave…my anticipation definitely was beginning to build as I heated and plated each item…the smell…amazing! A crowd of Gideons began to build in the dining room as I sat each delicious dish on our table, and once I gave the go ahead not a sound could be heard other than the busy mouths of my babes chowing down! No complaints, no questions, just chomping. Then the mmms began, the delighted smiles of my children and husband who were all very much delighted by what they were chewing. My daughter even exclaimed, “top five favorite meals, mom, top five!”—I honestly questioned for a moment how I felt about this, a top five favorite meal from the microwave?! Am I insulted, or delighted? I chose delighted, and I chose it because I get tired…very, very tired, and it is fantastic to find a food, let alone multiple foods that taste so close to homemade, or in this case maybe even better, that I can turn to when I don’t feel like slaving away! I have now moved from delighted to ecstatic! Because not only has my family found a meal that they love, that is easier on me, but now that I have sat down to eat, I realize I love it too! You cannot beat that! I get Del Real foods a major A+++++ and can’t wait to try out the rest! Yum Yum!
I highly recommend Del Real foods, and hope that you will take my advice and give them a try!
Now…follow us along on our food adventure! ( this part gets a little photo heavy! )
Leelah and Lennon eagerly awaiting the go ahead signal 😉
Arroz Mexicano packs a punch of flavor that can’t be beat, and it all starts with great ingredients. Our traditional Mexican long grain rice is simmered to perfection in a delicious tomato bouillon. It is then combined with fresh cooked corn, carrots and peas. The combination of rice and vegetables creates an exquisite texture that is matched perfectly to the powerful flavor of this fun and easy dish. Mexican rice is great as an easy-to-prepare side dish or it can be incorporated in other dishes, like our very own chicken barbacoa burrito.
(Super delicious and my son Augie’s favorite! )
Bursting with rich flavor, carnitas, a type of fried pork, is a staple in the Mexican kitchen that we are happy to have the opportunity to share with you. Our carnitas have a unique and authentic texture and flavor rooted in the traditional cooking methods of Michoacán, a Mexican state known internationally for their delicious, melt-in-your-mouth carnitas. Richly seasoned, slow braised and deep-fried, carnitas make a flavorful and filling main course, but they are also incorporated in many other authentic Mexican dishes like tamales, tacos, tortas and burritos. Carnitas are traditionally served accompanied by cilantro, salsa and refried beans. They can easily be used to spice up American dish favorites like pulled pork sandwiches, omelets and even pizza.
( My favorite! It was super moist and delicious! )
Del Real Foods’ Pollo Asado is as flavorful as it is versatile. The grilled chicken is seasoned with a traditional blend of spices and marinated in a zesty citrus blend before being cooked to perfection. Our Pollo Asado is delivered to your kitchen in 6 to 8 ounce portions that can be sliced, diced or served as an entrée. This flavorful food makes dinner preparation a breeze and it can be included in everything from tacos and burritos to salads and teriyaki bowls. Use it with other delicious Del Real cuisine or experiment with other recipes to find your family’s favorite.
( My husbands favorite, this was sooo yummy! )
This all-natural hot sauce packs a real punch. Using traditional Mexican cooking methods, we combine the best tomatillos and chipotle peppers into a deliciously fiery sauce. Salsa Roja is perfect for spicing up any meal whether it’s a Del Real Foods favorite or simple American cuisine. From our kitchen to your table, this flavor-packed sauce will add an extra kick to your burritos, quesadillas, sopes and many other traditional Mexican favorites. Put it in your omelets, chicken wings or even pizza to add the spicy flavor that only Del Real Foods can provide.
( this was a bit spicy for all of us wimps, but still pretty tasty! )
Using our tried-and-true family recipe, Del Real Foods cheese and green chili tamales are prepared with only the best and most authentic ingredients. Wrapped in cornhusks to preserve the delicious flavor and texture, our masa is always soft and moist. We prepare our mouth-watering filling using spicy Monterey Jack cheese and green fire roasted chilies. Tamales usually take a skilled hand and hours to prepare, but with Del Real Foods you can have the authentic taste of Mexican tamales any time you want. This easy heat-and-serve dish is great as a main course, but can also be served as a side dish or appetizer.
( Cheesy and DELICIOUS! )
There are so many recipes for these products, but we stuck to the basics and ate them simply…but oh my goodness were they good!
Del Real has been gracious/awesome enough to offer a “Summer Party In A Box” containing the items you see here! This is such a fantastic prize! To enter you must be 18+ & a US resident. You MUST like Homemaking Heather on Facebook & Del Real on Facebook as well : https://www.facebook.com/homemakingheather77 https://www.facebook.com/delrealfoods ( I will be checking to verify that the name drawn qualifies ). Share this this post on Facebook, & for an extra entry tag a friend in the comments. Comment and let me know that you have done so! Contest begins on 8-28-14 and ends on 9-7-14 @ 11:59 Pm Central Time.