Pace Picante Sauce is the one I always reach for when I'm creating a recipe that needs some spicy Southwestern flavors.
I love sharing ingredients and products that I buy regularly and adding them to my list of Kalyn's Kitchen Picks, and Pace Picante Sauce is a product I've loved so much and used for so long that I don't know why I haven't featured it sooner. But this delicious salsa is finally getting its share of the love.
Admittedly I first fell in love with Pace just for the flavor, and back in the day I ate plenty of Pace Picante Sauce with chips before I started on a healthier eating path. (Now I eat it occasionally with Beanitos Bean Chips, but not too often!) I guess I'm more into spicy than I used to be, because I used to buy mild but now I like the medium spicy version best. And now I use this product mostly to add a Southwestern flavor to soups, stews, and slow cooker dishes.
If you look at the label, you'll see Pace Picante Sauce has no added sugar; it's made with crushed tomatoes, fresh jalapeno peppers, fresh onions, distilled vinegar, dehydrated onions, salt, dehydrated garlic, and natural flavors. It has 1.5 carbs per tablespoon, which comes from the natural sugar found in the tomatoes, but when you're using it you don't eat huge amounts and I still consider this suitable for a carb-conscious eating plan, especially when you're using it to go into a sauce for a dish where there are mainly low-carb ingredients.
Pace products are widely available and I bet this sauce is sold in nearly every grocery store in the U.S., but if for some reason you can't find it you can buy Pace Picante Sauce at Amazon.com although it's more expensive that way. I like to buy the two-packs at Costco so I always have this in the pantry.
Here are My 5 favorite recipes using Pace Picante Sauce:
If you've got other interesting ways to use this product, please share in the comments.
I purchased the Pace Picante Sauce used in these recipes myself and Pace has no idea that I'm writing about their product. All items featured as Kalyn's Kitchen Picks are things I will happily buy over and over, and because I want readers to know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I don't accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me. You can see the complete list of products I've chosen to feature at Kalyn's Kitchen Picks.