5 Cinco de Mayo & A Kitchen Tip

In my Beef Steak Stroganoff post, I introduced you to this tomato paste.  In a tube.  Who would've thought?

If you find yourself buying the little cans of tomato paste and throwing a good chunk of it away, check your grocery store for these tubes or find it HERE at Amazon.com.

You can still use the little cans of tomato sauce.  Try this ~

Line a baking sheet with plastic wrap.

Scoop desired (I used 1 teaspoon) amount onto tray.

Place tray in freezer for 1-2 hours.

Place frozen tomato patties in a freezer bag, label, date and return to freezer.

Now, anytime you need tomato paste, just grab what you need ~

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  Here's some recipes you might enjoy ~

Chicken Enchiladas

If you ever wanted to make your own enchilada sauce, check this recipe out ~

Baked Chicken Tacquitos

Crispy corn tortillas wrap a flavorful chicken filling...

Easy Cheesy Enchiladas

Seriously, these take less than 5 minutes to put together....

Pork Tamales

These are authentic...the masa just melts in your mouth...

Smothered Pork Barbacoa Burrito

Chock full of pork, black beans and Cilantro rice, smothered with homemade enchilada sauce...

Cilantro Lime Rice

Light, fluffy rice with just a hint of lime...

Homestyle Flour Tortillas

Once you make your own, you'll never go back.  

Wheat Flour Tortillas

Don't forget to share with your friends my best giveaway yet!


  1. Using an ice tray for the leftover tomatoe paste works really well too! After it is frozn you just crack it out like ice and put it in a bag to use later.

  2. Thanks for another great use for an ice cube tray! I have used it for freezing egg whites and lime juice.

  3. Love the tip to freeze tomato paste! Thanks!

  4. GREAT idea for freezing the tomato paste.
    Also...Frieda's recipe for enchilada sauce is THE BEST! I make it all the time!

  5. Awesome tip. I hate throwing away the leftover tomato sauce after I forget to use it. I am going to try the paste tubes too.


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