Street food trends from different corners of the world are the inspiration behind Urban Accents new line of Taco Simmer Sauces.
The small batch crafted gluten-free sauces capture the street food craze. The four flavors are:
- Korean BBQ – A savory and sweet sauce with hints of garlic and sesame that caramelizes perfectly on thinly sliced beef or tofu.
- Tangy Tomatillo & Garlic – The most traditional of the sauces, a garlicky tomatillo base with subtle notes of jalapeño heat and a citrusy zing makes it ideal for thinly sliced pork or beans.
- Thai Chili – A balanced blend of sriracha, garlic and lime creates a sweet and spicy sauce that pairs best with shrimp or chicken.
- Jamaican Jerk – This tropical blend of peppers, citrus and pineapple finishes with a spicy kick, and is delicious on chicken strips, pork and beef.
The Chicago-based company introduced the new line at the Winter Fancy Food Show last month. “Urban Accents stepped into the sauce game last year when we introduced our first line of simmer and pizza sauces at the Summer Fancy Food Show. These have been an overwhelming success for us,” said Tom Knibbs, president and co-founder and of Urban Accents. “We are poised to answer the consumer shift towards newer brands and specialty flavors by bringing these trends to life for our retailers. Last year Americans ate over 4.5 billion tacos — we expect that number to continue rising.“
The line helps home cooks recreate complex flavors at home with minimal work. Each bottle of sauce prepares up to three pounds of meat or veggies in just 20 minutes. Preparation directions and creative serving suggestions are included on the labels.
“Many consumers want to cook with new flavors, but aren’t always sure how to,” said co-founder Jim Dygas. “Our new taco sauce line delivers an approachable introduction to experimentation in the kitchen, by starting with an easy-to-prepare base and inspiration on how to get creative with toppings and garnishes to create extraordinary tacos.”
The Chicago-based company is encouraging home chefs to share and tag their creations on Instagram with #TacoLife photos on #TacoTuesday.