El Pato

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by femsterly

This is a very simple dinner that I make close to once a week. There can be many variations, so feel free to add on to my simple recipe. I use a large pan for all ingredients.

Top Review by Catfuzz

I was looking for something quick and easy and here it was. I used the fresh veggies I had on hand. Though I am sure that the frozen would be good too. I always have el pato on hand and it was delicious wrapped up in a tortilla.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (7 3/4 ounce) cans Mexican tomato sauce (I use El Pato sauce in the yellow can)
  • 1 lb ground beef or 1 lb tofu
  • 1 (16 ounce) packageof your favorite frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato sauce (optional to make the sauce less spicy)


  1. Brown the ground beef, or make the tofu as directed on package.
  2. Drain grease.
  3. Add the frozen veggies and the cans of El Pato.
  4. Heat on med to high heat until the veggies are cooked. The sauce may be thin, and you can heat or let stand as long as you want.
  5. Garnish with sour cream and/or cheese.
  6. Serve with flour tortillas or tortilla chips.

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