Posted By: Mrs. Chipotle 
Jul 25  # 1 of 30
I used to think this was universal, but awhile back on another forum, I was surprised to discover that there are a lot of people who have never used or heard of it.

What about you?
 Posted By: Mama Mangia 
Jul 25  # 2 of 30
They are common where I live!
 Posted By: Upennmama 
Jul 25  # 3 of 30
Nope, never. I am in a large NE city, if that matters.
 Posted By: peacherina 
Jul 25  # 4 of 30
I have never heard of Rotel. What is that? I would like to know. thanks
 Posted By: Mrs. Chipotle 
Jul 25  # 5 of 30
Rotel is canned tomatoes with chiles. There are several varieties; original, extra hot, Italian (?), etc.

It's probably best known for being mixed with melted Velveeta to make the dip that you always seem to have at Superbowl parties, but it is also useful in casseroles and anyplace else that you need tomatoes with a little kick.

You'd find it next to the canned tomatoes at the store. Here is a pic: