The 150 year Ortega tradition all started with Maria Conception Jacinta Dominguez Ortega, or as we like to call her, Mama.
It all started with chile peppers. Emilio's fascination with chiles began when he moved to New Mexico in 1890. Here he encountered the state's popular big red chiles.
Emilio discovered he preferred this chile when it was still young and green because it was tender and mild in flavor. When he returned home to California a few years later, he brought with him chile pepper seeds and many recipes for dishes he had grown to love while in New Mexico. Back home with his family at their adobe house in Ventura, California, Emilio planted the chile seeds. Those chiles grew extremely well in the temperature climate of Ventura. Soon Emilio had so many chiles he had to give them away. Everyone loved them! That's when he knew he had something special.
Emilio worked hard to grow the highest quality chiles so when people in the grocery store selected chiles or his salsa, they knew they were buying the best.
For years Taco Night has been our favorite night of the week. It is a meal that the kids can put together the ingredients they like and the best part - eat with their fingers! Ortega made out Taco Night even better! They sent me Whole Grain Corn Taco Shells, Ortega Taco Sauce and Ortega 40% Less Sodium Taco Seasoning which makes eating tacos a healthier experience.
It was a hit! And my son did not even notice he was eating something healthy and nutritious
Thanks to Ortega I can now add a new healthier item to our menu.
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