I purchase Del Monte Zesty Chili Style Tomatoes to make a chili recipe that is really easy to make. I like that there are some seasonings in the tomatoes so that I do not have to add as much to my recipe. I have been making chili this way for at least 20 yrs and my family loves it.
Del Monte Zesty Chili Style Tomatoes come in a 14.5 oz can. The can has to be opened with a can opener as it does not have a pop top. I do tend to like the pop tops and am not sure if they always make them in a regular can or some of them might have a pop tops. The tomatoes are large and meaty and in cooking for an hour do not lose much of their shape. You can see little green peppers and spices in there but it is mainly the tomatoes. There is liquid in the can as well but it is pretty packed with tomatoes and just enough sauce to fill in the spaces.
Taste and Cooking with Del Monte Zesty Chili Style Tomatoes
I have never actually tasted the Del Monte Zesty Chili Style Tomatoes from the can as I always pour the can directly into my chili recipe. I am not sure that anyone eat these straight from the can. I will say though that these tomatoes are good size diced tomatoes that are firm enough to not lose their shape or turn to mush in cooking. One thing I do not like is that they contain high fructose corn syrup. I know there is a lot of debate about the high fructose corn syrup and I would prefer to not have it, but since it is such a small part of my recipe I overlook it for the convenience factor. These tomatoes make for some awesome easy chili
Even though these taste great, I am giving them only 3 stars because of the added high fructose corn syrup.
Ingredients and Nutritional Info for Del Monte Zesty Chili Style Tomatoes
I am providing ingredients and nutritional info as a courtesy but please check the can because these things can change over time.
My feelings about the ingredients is that they need to lose the high fructose corn syrup and sodium. I do not add a lot of salt to my recipe but the sugar I just do not feel is necessary.
Ingredients: Tomatoes, Tomato Puree, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Salt, Chili Powder, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Spices, Citric Acid, Calcium, Chloride, Onions, Celery, Green Peppers
Nutritional Info: 3.5 1/2 cup Servings per Can 30 Calories, 0g fat, 430mg sodium, 310mg potassium, 18g Carbs, 2g Fiber, 6g Sugar, 0g Protein