Spotlight on “Pace Salsa” (Review)




Pace Foods, founded in 1947 when David Pace introduced his original Pace Picante sauce, today is a leading brand of salsas and Picante sauces. David Pace was passionate about using the freshest ingredients, harvested and hand-selected in peak season to achieve the best pace-five-salsas-imageflavor and quality – a tradition that has been proudly carried on by Pace Foods since it was acquired by Campbell Soup Company in 1995. Pace salsas and Picante sauces are produced in Paris, Texas.

Pace Foods wants everyone to know that salsa is not just your average dipping treat but also a delicious and easy way to spice up everyday meals, in a healthy way.

With its award-winning Picante sauce and array of specialty salsas, Pace Foods wants to inspire you with bold flavors to help you create new and exciting dishes that will tantalize your taste buds!

Spicing up creativity in your kitchen is easier than ever with the family of Pace specialty salsas. Pineapple Mango Chipotle and Black Bean and Roasted Corn now join the Pace family of five specialty salsas introduced earlier this year – Triple Pepper, Tequila Lime, Salsa Verde, Pico de Gallo, and Mexican Four Cheese Salsa Con Queso. Each variety is packed with the finest quality ingredients for consistently authentic and rich flavors you can count on to make every meal a special one.**



One word…YUMMY!   I was sent two delicious bottles of Pace Salsa but sadly one arrived broken. I was able to review one of the delicious bold specialty salsas but it was definitely enough to win me over. The salsa that survived was the scrumptious Black Bean & Roasted Corn Salsa.

Traditionally, corn has been a background player in salsa. So we decided to give it a leading role. To do that, we roast our corn over an open flame for a smoky flavor that really grabs the spotlight. Co-starring is the earthy taste and texture of black beans.**

Generally, I am not a big fan of “black beans” but I quickly became a fan of the Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salsa.  I was challenged for the review to create a recipe that would enhance one of the specialty salsas. I found a recipe that was quick, filling and yummy. So incredibly simple…that I amazed myself.

Here is the recipe:apace

  • 1 Pkg of Chicken Breasts (season to taste)
  • 1 can of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Jar of Pace Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salsa
  • 1 can of water
  • Place all the ingredients into a slow cooker or crock pot and simmer for 6 hours on medium.
    *For added flavor you can BBQ or roast your chicken before simmering it in the crock pot.

This was so yummy. I loved the combination of the smokey flavor of the salsa with the succulent seasoning of the chicken. With seven different specialty flavors you can try something different every night. I can not wait to try the Pineapple Mango Chipotle Salsa. My mouth waters just saying the name.

Swing on by Pace Foods and you can learn about the new salsas, test a few recipes and even become a Pace Insider. Pace Specialty Salsa have bold, dynamic flavors that are not just for chips any longer.


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**Information obtained from the Pace Salsa Press Kit and/or Website.


~ by iemommy on June 24, 2009.

One Response to “Spotlight on “Pace Salsa” (Review)”

  1. My 3rd son loves Salsa. When he was in utero, I craved hot, spicy Mexican food. He’ll love this recipe! Thanks!

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