Thursday, May 28, 2015

Larry's Sauces are Premiums on WAMC Fund Drive

Three packs of Larry's Southwestern Sauces will be premiums on the WAMC Fund Drive that starts on June 1st. I am not sure when they will be offered, but, tune in and support your all-natural public radio station.

I am also going to make and deliver a big vat of Vegan Ranchero Black Bean Chili for the volunteers to snack on on Monday. I will be using one of my new food service size gallon jugs to make the chili.   

Larry's Sauces Demo at Shoprite

I will be demoing Larry's Ranchero, Chipotle and Mole Sauces at ShopRite in Niskayuna, NY this Saturday, May 30th from 10 to 20. Drop by for a taste!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Ranchero Beans and Brown Rice

Ranchero Beans and Brown Rice
This easy-to-prepare vegetarian dish mixes Larry's Ranchero Sauce with pinto beans, brown rice, veggies and a little bit of cheese. This could easily be a vegan dish with the use of vegan cheese or no cheese at all.

1 cup brown rice
1 15 oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed.
1 16 oz. jar Larry's Ranchero Sauce
1 cup white or yellow sweet corn
1 cup diced zucchini
1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
1/2 cup minced jalapeno or long green chili pepper

* Cook the brown rice according the package instructions.
* Mix the pinto beans with the Ranchero Sauce and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
* Cook the corn and zucchini separately in a small amount of water. Drain and keep warm.
* Place a scoop of the cooked rice in the bottom of a serving bowl. Spoon the ranchero bean mixture over that. Sprinkle the cooked corn and zucchini over that and add the cheese on top.
* Sprinkle the minced jalapeno over the top and serve.
Serves four.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Larry's Southwestern Sauces now for Sale at The Carrot Barn

The Carrot Barn, Schoharie, NY
The Carrot Barn farm market and store in Schoharie, NY is now carrying Larry's Southwestern Ranchero, Chipotle and Mole Sauces. Old fashioned barn like store with a delicious cafe offering local products and produce grown right on the family farm in a lovely upstate NY valley. They grow the best carrots I have ever tasted.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Larry's Southwestern Sauces Featured in Times Union

Larry’s Southwestern Sauces goes Texas size

Larry Sombke with his sauces
Larry Sombke with his sauces
Larry’s Southwestern Sauces, a line of Mexican cooking sauces made by local resident Larry Sombke, is now being made in one-gallon size, expanding the firm’s distribution options.
Larry’s sauces have been sold in 16 ounce  glass jars for retail for the past five years and are available on and in grocery stores including Fairway Markets, ShopRite, Price Chopper, Adams, Guido’s and Honest Weight Food Coop. Larry’s Sauces are packed locally and Austin, Texas.
“We’re excited that restaurants, caterers, food trucks, schools, and other food service establishments in New York, New Jersey and New England are already using these all-natural, healthy cooking sauces to bring the rich flavors of Mexico and the American Southwest to their menus,” said Sombke.
Categories: Food, Retail

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Larry's Southwestern Sauces Now Available for Food Service


For immediate release: April 22, 2015
Contact: Larry Sombke 518-852-9274

Larry’s Southwestern Sauces Launches Food Service Size of its All-Natural Chipotle, Ranchero, and Mole Mexican Cooking Sauces

Larry Southwestern Sauces today announced the launch of a one gallon food service size of its all-natural, artisanal Mexican cooking sauces available in three flavors:  Chipotle, Mole and Ranchero. 

Larry’s Sauces have been in 16 oz. recyclable glass jars for retail for the past five years and are available nationwide online at and in select grocery stores including Fairway Markets, ShopRite, Price Chopper, Adams, Guido’s, Honest Weight Food Coop and more. Larry’s Sauces are packed in New York’s Hudson Valley and Austin, TX.

"We’re excited that restaurants, caterers, food trucks, schools, and other food service establishments in New York, New Jersey and New England are already using these all-natural, healthy cooking sauces to bring the rich flavors of Mexico and the American Southwest to their menus,” said Larry Sombke, a cook book author and former health food chef whose line of healthy, artisanal sauces were inspired by his travels to Oaxaca, Mexico, Texas and California.  

“My sauces are distinguished by their authentic flavors and the use of fresh jalapenos, onions, garlic and cilantro,” said Sombke. “The use of fresh ingredients truly makes a flavor difference,” Sombke added.

Larry’s Chipotle, Mole and Ranchero sauces are vegan, gluten-free, NON-GMO Project Verified, preservative-free and contain no tree or ground nuts.  

The new one-gallon for food service containers will be showcased at the Summer Fancy Food Show 2015 at New York City’s Jacob Javits Center, June 28, 29 and 30 at booth #4727 in the Taste New York aisle. 

Larry’s Southwestern Sauces provide essential Southwestern and Mexican flavors for a full range of menu items including vegetarian selections. Use Larry’s Sauces to prepare appetizers, soups, sandwiches and wraps, burgers and entrees.  (See below menu ideas) 

Larry's Southwestern Sauces for Food Service can be shipped anywhere in the USA and are distributed in New York by Hill & Markes. 

For recipes and more information about ordering Larry’s Sauces contact:  Catherine Herman 518-527-8215 or 

Food Service Menu Favorites Prepared with Larry’s Sauces:


Chipotle meatballs (beef, chicken, turkey)                     
Mexican Sliders
Queso dip
Mexican Pinwheels
Mini tacos

Soups and Chili

Tortilla soup
Vegetarian Chili

Sandwiches and Wraps

Chipotle Meatball Subs
Pulled pork sandwiches with ranchero, chipotle or mole sauce
Mexican tortilla wraps
Chipotle Cheeseburgers


Beef Tacos
Fish Tacos
Enchilada Bake or Mexican Lasagna
Chicken, Beef or Pork Mole
Huevos Rancheros
Chipotle Chicken
Mexican Pizza
Chipotle Cheeseburgers
Ranchero Steak
Mole Grilled Salmon

Vegetarian Favorites                                            

Ranchero Baked Beans                             Mexican Pizza
Vegetarian Chili                                           Mole Black Bean Tostadas
Bean Enchiladas and Burritos


Monday, April 13, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Party Recipes

Cinqo de Mayo party Larry s Sauces
Preparing delicious, authentic-tasting Mexican food for your Cinco de Mayo Party does not have to be time consuming or complicated.
Your guests will enjoy this crowd-pleasing menu of Fresh Pepper Jack Nachos, Mole Beef and Bean Burritos and Chipotle Chicken Flat Bread Pizzas. All of them can be prepared in 30-45 minutes. This fool proof menu leaves plenty of time to create a festive party atmosphere and mix up a pitcher of margaritas.

Cinco de Mayo Party Menu

fresh pepper jack nachos
Fresh Pepper Jack Nachos
(10 minutes) This recipe makes two plates of nachos, enough for four to six people.
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced into tiny ¼ inch pieces
1 habanero pepper, seeded and diced into tiny ¼ inch pieces
8 oz. shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
1 jar Larrys Ranchero Sauce
1 10 oz. bag corn tortillas
1. On a microwave-safe dish arrange a layer of corn tortilla chips.
2. Spoon ½ jar of Larry's Ranchero Sauce over the chips.
3. Sprinkle with cheese and the habanero and jalapeno peppers
4. Microwave for one minute or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
5. Serve immediately.
chipotle chicken flat bread pizza single pie
Chipotle Chicken Flatbread Pizza
(15 minutes)
6 thin flat bread rounds, split open
8 oz. Colby cheese shredded
8 oz. Cheddar cheese shredded
1 16 oz. jar Larry's Chipotle Sauce
16 oz. roasted and shredded chicken breast
½ cup sliced fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Arrange the flat bread rounds on foil-covered baking trays.
3. Spoon 2 tablespoons of Larry's Chipotle Sauce on each round.
4. Top with shredded chicken.
5. Sprinkle with shredded cheeses.
6. Garnish with jalapeno slices.
7. Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees or until cheese is melted and bubbling
8. Serve immediately
Mole Bean and Beef Burrito Larrys Sauce
Mole Beef and Black Bean Burritos
(15 minutes)
Recipe makes 12 burritos
1 pound lean ground beef
1 15 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
1 16 oz. jar Larry's Mole Sauce
12 – 8-inch flour tortillas
12 oz. shredded Colby or Monterrey Jack cheese
1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef and drain fat.
2. Add the black beans and half a jar of the mole sauce, stir to blend well.
3. Cook covered over medium low heat for five minutes.
4. Wrap the tortillas in a cloth towel or plastic wrap and warm in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds or until soft and pliable.
5. Spoon equal portions of the meat, bean and sauce mixture on individual tortillas.
6. Sprinkle half the cheese in equal portions over the burritos.
7. Fold sides and ends over filling, then roll them up.
8. Spoon the remaining heated mole over each and top with the remaining cheese.
9. Serve immediately



Sunday, April 12, 2015

25% off SALE for Cinco de Mayo

25% off SALE of three-packs of Larry's Ranchero, Chipotle and Mole Sauces at AMAZON to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Sale price $13.45 plus shipping. Buy Now! Stock up! Enjoy!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Larry's Easy Cheesy Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Casserole
Larry's Easy Cheesy Enchilada Casserole is a dish of baked enchiladas without the hassle of rolling the fillings in corn tortillas. Think of it as Mexican lasagna. This is really easy, my kids love it and I predict it will become the new favorite casserole for pot luck suppers. I've used Larry's Ranchero Sauce in this recipe, but feel free to use Larry's Chipotle Sauce instead.
1 16 oz. jar Larry's Ranchero or Chipotle Sauce
6 to 8 soft corn tortillas
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 lb. ground beef, chicken or turkey
2 cups grated cheddar or Monterrey Jack cheese
1. Preheat the oven to 350'
2. Add the vegetable oil to a medium sized pot and brown the ground meat.
3. Add Larry's Ranchero or Chipotle Sauce to the pot and stir it into the browned meat.
4. In a two quart baking dish, place a spoonful of warm sauce mix on the bottom.
5. Place a corn tortilla on top of that. Sprinkle with cheese and more sauce and cover with another layer of tortilla.
6. Repeat with the layers of sauce mix, tortillas and cheese ending with sauce mix over all topped with cheese.
7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until the casserole is hot and bubbly.

Serves 4 to 6

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole
People ask me all the time, "What is the best way to use your mole sauce?" That's easy. Make chicken mole and serve it with rice and veggies.
Just place the chicken pieces in a roasting pan, cover it with Larry's Southwestern Mole Sauce and bake it in the oven. Easy and delicious!
1 16 oz jar Larry's Southwestern Mole Sauce sauce
1 cut up whole chicken or three pounds of chicken thighs
1. Preheat the oven to 350' and warm the jar of Larry's Southwestern Mole Sauce in a medium cooking pot.
2. Place the chicken pieces in a large roasting pan and pour Larry's Southwestern Mole Sauce over the chicken.
3. Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 60 minutes or until the chicken is cooked to your liking.
4. Serve the chicken mole with rice and cooked zucchini or your favorite vegetable.

Serves 4 to 6
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