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Jun 29, 2004 12:28 PM

Favourite pre-made dips and sauces for cooking

  • m


been very busy of late, too busy to even want to cook. So am looking for some easy, yet delicious options.

Wondering if anybody has any favourite ready-made, bottled sauces for cooking either meats or vegies? I live right near Trader Joes and Whole Foods so that would be convenient. The fresher, the better. Quick and easy is what I'm looking for. If it's baked, that's great too as I don't have to keep an eye on it as much.

Thanks ahead of time,


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  1. I swear by Frontera Grill cooking salsas. Dump some of that with pork chops or chicken into a crock pot or bake in the oven.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Coyote

      Where do you get the salsa from? Regular grocery store or a specialty store?

      1. re: mo

        Have seen them in both places, currently buying them from Williams Sonoma or from Super Target.

    2. Soy Ve has some good Asian bottled sauces that can be found in most groceries

      1. Find a good jar of red curry. When I want something quick, I drop a spoon of it into a bit of broth and poach a fish with veggies in 10 minutes. You can throw your own cut or pre-cut veggies in it and be eating in 15 minutes.

        1. Campbells golden mushroom soup helps make a good gravy for meatloaves, burger steaks, and that type of thing.

          1. Trader Joe's Simmer Sauces are really good. I particularly like the curry sauces. They are in jars in the regular (non-refrigerated) grocery area of the store.

            I also like their hummus (lots of variations) and their Tzatziki (cucumber/garlic/kefir dip) is really delicious. These are available in the refrigerated section of the store.