Frontera Three Bean Taco Bowl Review

Frontera Three Bean Taco Bowl

Lately, our reviewers have been enjoying Frontera frozen taco bowls, a line of healthy Mexican meals from famous chef Rick Bayless. Initially, we didn’t know how Bayless was involved with these meals; the box only shares his name and credentials. After reading a few recent interviews, it seems clear that Bayless is actively helping to bring gourmet Mexican meals to the freezer aisle. We definitely appreciate his efforts, especially after trying the Three Bean Taco Bowl.

When we took this bowl out of the microwave, we thought we were in for a seriously spicy meal. The scent of chipotle pepper is extremely strong. However, the actual meal lives up to the “mild” spiciness label on the box. In fact, we’d describe it as “smoky” rather than spicy. The fire-roasted peppers and kale taste like they came straight off of a grill.

Frontera Three Bean Taco Bowl

There’s an interesting mix of flavors here, and the complexity of this dish might not appeal to everyone’s palette. Personally, we really enjoy the way the smokey peppers contrasted with the sweet plantains, and we love the crunch of the kidney beans against the massaged kale. This isn’t a meal for picky eaters, but it’s something that adventurous folks will really enjoy.

We also appreciated how healthy this meal is. It offers a huge range of nutrient-dense foods. The dark leafy greens are rich in iron, and the plantains provide plenty of potassium.

Due to all the beans, chickpeas, and rice, this meal is also loaded with protein and fiber. It contains an incredible 15 grams of fiber, which is over 50% of the daily recommended allowance. Although the meal is a bit high in sodium, it’s still an extremely nutritious frozen meal.

So far, every Frontera meal our staffers have sampled has been a hit. The generous servings of fresh, well-seasoned vegetables really make their meals feel special. While the Veggie Taco Bowl is still our personal favorite, the Frontera Three Bean Taco Bowl is a meal we’d be happy to eat again. We’re glad that Rick Bayless is lending his expertise to the world of frozen food!

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Frontera Three Bean Taco Bowl

Frontera Three Bean Taco Bowl