This Mexican appetizer will be an interesting and wonderful change to what I always strive here in Mexican Appetizers and More! I always strive to make authentic dishes and some Tex-Mex dishes but these Mexican Samosas were inspired by one of the ultimate favorite foods of India!
Recently, I had Indian Samosas and loved it so much that I decided to infuse Mexican flavors to this highly craved food in India! Guess what, it turned out amazing! So much so, I needed to share it with you guys!!
Samosas have been very popular in South Asia for many centuries but its true origin has been known to originate in Central Asia and the Middle East dating as far back as the 10th century. It was first introduced to South Asia when chefs would come and cook for the Sultans.
The Samosa is traditionally triangular in shape.
It soon became a very popular snack and eventually evolved into a vegetarian dish in India. However in North India the Samosa is also made with lamb, beef and chicken.
Samosas are commonly made with either mashed potatoes or cubed with different vegetables such as peas, onions, carrots, spinach, green chili’s, spices and served with a some sort of chutney.
My Mexican Samosa Version!
So here I decided to make them with ground turkey (you can also use ground beef, chicken, pork and even cooked chopped shrimps too!) and a few pantry ingredients and some refrigerated ingredients with the exception of the dough.
We will be using flour tortillas or as some call them burrito wraps….come on lets face it, homemade Indian dough takes a little skill and a little more work! Plus we are sticking to Mexican Appetizers, right?! 😄 So the ingredients will be flour tortilla wraps, ground turkey, black beans, corn, onion, garlic cilantro, jalapeno, tomato sauce, spices and some of course some dipping sauces! 😄
Here I also ask you to use a pound of ground turkey but you will not need nearly that much, half a pound will actually do. With a pound you will be left with enough ground turkey to freeze the leftover mixture and freeze for future mexican samosas or some burritos. So here I’m using 8 flour wraps and a package of flour burrito wraps usually comes with 16 to a bag. By using eight flour wraps, you will get 16 samosas and the rest of the meat, as I said, you can freeze and use for more samosas later on or just make more presently!
So let’s start making these Mexican Samosas!
Let me know what you think in the comments section or if you think you will be making them soon!
|Misc||Freezable, Serve Hot|
- 1 Pound ground turkey
- 1/2 cup black beans (rinse beans)
- 1/2 cup can corn
- 4 Ounces Goya salsa (Goya tomato sauce) (can also use another can of tomato sauce if you can't find Goya tomato sauce)
- 2 garlic cloves (skin peeled and finely chopped)
- 1/2 cup white or red onion (chopped)
- 1 jalapeño (chopped, seeds and membrane included if you like extra heat)
- 3 Tablespoons cilantro (chopped)
- 1 packet Sazon Goya (find in the international aisle)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Pound 6 inch flour burrito wraps (cut burrito wraps in half and I only used 8 wraps to make 16 Mexican Samosas)
- 1 cup vegetable oil (for frying samosas)
- 1 cup store bought salsa (of your choice)
- 2 avocado (peeled, pitted, smashed with fork)
- 1 lemon (cut in half, seeds removed and squeezed for juice)
- 1 roma tomato (rinsed and chopped)
- 1/4 cup red onion (chopped)
- 1 garlic clove (finely chopped, optional)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 5 Tablespoons water
|In a skillet over medium heat cook ground turkey until no longer pink. About 5-7 minutes. Add onion and jalapeno and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic, salt, pepper, mix together and cook another minute. Add Goya sauce, mix well together. Add black beans, corn, Goya Sazon single packet, cilantro and cook for 5 minutes on medium to low heat. Remove from skillet and set aside to cool meat mixture for about 10 minutes.|
|In the meantime, cut avocados, remove pits with a knife and scoop avocado flesh. In a bowl, using a fork, smash avocado. Add lemon or lime juice. Add the tomato, onion, garlic and salt and pepper. Mix well. Set aside.|
|Mix flour and water to form paste.|
|Cut flour tortillas in half. In your hand, fold part of the burrito wrap over to the center and then again to form a cone. Seal the open side with flour paste. Fill cone with meat mixture and seal the top to form seal with flour paste.|
|Heat oil over medium heat. Add a few samosas at a time and cook on both sides until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with guacamole. Enjoy!|
|Can also serve with store bought salsa if you like.|