How to Make the Best Summer Meals and Snacks with Baja Seasonings!

Summer is in full swing, and that means plenty of meats on the grill, beverages over ice, and snacks to be shared. While we can’t guarantee clear skies for your next BBQ or the perfect surf to catch your next big wave, we can help you make sure your meal spread is taken to the next level with Baja Seasonings. Baja Seasonings are created by a Michelin-star chef who sources some of the very best Mexican spices in order to bring you truly unique blends that are as versatile as they are delicious! We currently offer two epic flavors, Chile Limón and Street Taco! Chile Limón adds a smoky, spiced, tangy punch to all your favorite foods, while Street Taco brings together the perfect balance of smoky, zesty, sweet and spicy! While there are countless uses for Baja Seasonings, we rounded up some of our favorite recipes to share with you! 

Next-Level Libations

Perhaps there’s no better accompaniment to a poolside hangout than a classic margarita. While the origin of the margarita is highly debated, one version lands the creation of this classic cocktail to the vibrant wonderland of Baja California. Traditionally made with tequila, lime juice, and orange liquor, our version elevates this sweet and sour combo with the tangy heat of Chile Limón! Add it to the rim of your glass and enjoy a burst of elevated flavor with every sip!

BAJA Chile Limón Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz silver tequila 
  • 1 oz orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec)
  • ¾ oz fresh squeezed lime juice 
  • ½ oz agave nectar or simple syrup
  • lime wedge 
  • ice
  • BAJA CHILE LIMÓN

Technique:

  1. Spread an even layer of BAJA CHILE LIMÓN on a plate. 
  2. Rub the rim of your glass with a lime wedge.
  3. Gently press the rim of your glass into the pile of Chile Limon. Twist the glass gently to get an even coating. 
  4. Mix tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, agave nectar into a shaker. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds. 
  5. Add ice cubes to the glass. 
  6. Strain mixture over ice cubes and garnish with a lime wedge. 
  7. ENJOY! 

Interested in a beverage with a kick the whole family can enjoy? Jarritos and Chile Limón are a match made in heaven! Jarritos originated in Mexico, and their soft drinks are made with real fruit juice which makes them the best summertime drink. Ready to take your taste buds to new heights? All you need is your favorite Jarritos, BAJA CHILE LIMÓN and a fresh lime.  

  1. Spread an even layer of BAJA CHILE LIMÓN on a plate. 
  2. Rub the rim of your glass with a lime wedge.
  3. Gently press the rim of your glass into the pile of BAJA CHILE LIMÓN. Twist the glass gently to get an even coating. 
  4. Add ice cubes to the glass. 
  5. POP the top off the Jarritos, pour over the ice and enjoy the flavors of BAJA!!!! 

The Best Snack Hack

Chicharróns are a popular Mexican snack and they continue to gain popularity all over the world due to their crunchy light texture and keto friendliness. While that’s all good, sometimes you need an extra kick to elevate this shareable treat to a new level! Find some fresh puffed pork rinds at your local Mexican market and add a dash of Street Taco for a snack hack that will transform a boring bite into an unforgettable flavor ride!

Chicharróns and Baja Street Taco

  1. Open the bag of Chicharróns and pour a handful into a bowl. 
  2. Evenly sprinkle with the desired amount of BAJA STREET TACO.
  3. Enjoy!

The Main Event

What’s better than a simple meal that tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen? Carnitas are a pork based Mexican cuisine that make an epic addition to any feast or celebration. Our version makes an easy and delicious meal that uses Baja Seasonings Chile Limón and Street Taco to add the perfect balance of zest and heat to this set it and forget it meal. Want to give the best carnitas recipe a go? Try out the recipe below and get ready for the ultimate flavor fiesta!

Carnitas Tostadas with Baja Street Taco and Chile Limón

Ingredients:

  • 4 lb skinless, boneless pork shoulder (or pork butt) 
  • BAJA STREET TACO SEASONING  
  • ¾ cup orange juice 
  • 8 tostada shells 

BAJA CHILE LIMÓN SEASONING

Technique:

  1. Season all sides of pork shoulder with BAJA STREET TACO SEASONING. 
  2. Place pork and orange juice in a crock pot cooker. 
  3. Slow cook for 8 hours on low or until you can shred it with forks. 

Assembly suggestions: 

  1. Spread tostada shell with refried beans. 
  2. Add a layer of shredded pork. 
  3. Spoon green salsa over the pork, sprinkle Cojita powder cheese and add some fresh cilantro.
  4. Shake some BAJA CHILE LIMÓN SEASONING over the top to finish it off!

Upgrade Taco Tuesdays with Baja Seasonings Street Taco! Street Tacos are a wildly popular roadside snack found all over Mexico. Luckily, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy the one-of-a-kind flavors packed into this traditional cuisine! Baja Seasonings Street Taco is bursting with elevated flavors that bring together the perfect balance of smoky, zesty, and sweet and spicy that can take your chef game to the next level! 

Street Tacos  

Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 lb boneless beef steak, cut into ½” pieces
  • 1 pkg BAJA STREET TACO SEASONING MIX (or Spice Blend)
  • 2 tbsp water 
  • 8 (4-inch) tortillas, heated with oil in a pan on both sides
  1. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet on high heat. Add steak. Cook and stir for 30 seconds.
  2. Stir in BAJA STREET TACO SEASONING MIX. Cook for 1 minute, add water and cook until desired doneness. 
  3. Spoon steak into tortillas and serve with desired toppings. 

Makes 8 street tacos.

Topping suggestions: shredded cheese, diced onion, chopped cilantro, crema, fresh lime.

While there are countless ways to use Baja Seasonings, we wanted to highlight some of our favorites for you to try! Whether you are looking to feed a crowd or want the best new keto snack, we wanted to share some of the best recipes and snack hacks that will take meal time to a whole new level! Feeling inspired? Head on over to Seasonings and try some today!

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