These Mexican Samosas recipe was inspired from the traditional Indian Samosa. Made with ground meat, black beans, corn, onions, jalapeños, garlic, cilantro, tomato sauce, smoky spices and served with guacamole. Hyper-yummy!
(Post revised on October 13, 2018, video soon to follow)
Today’s recipe of Mexican Samosas was inspired by one of the ultimate foods of India!
Recently, I had Indian Samosas and loved them so much that I decided to create my own version infusing Mexican flavors.
Guess what, they turned out amazing! So much so, I needed to share it with you guys!!
Before we talk more about these Mexican Samosas lets talk a little bit about this traditional delicious Indian food.
A Few Facts About Indian Samosas
- 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.
- Popular snack that 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!
I decided to make these samosas with ground turkey.
However, you can also use ground beef, chicken, pork and even cooked chopped shrimps!
My version includes ground turkey, a few pantry ingredients and dough.
Well not the kind of dough you may be thinking but instead we will be using flour tortillas/burrito wraps.
Lets face it, homemade Indian dough takes a little skill and a little more work!
Plus we are sticking to Mexican infused, right?! 🙂
Ingredients for Mexican Samosas
- flour tortilla wraps
- ground turkey
- black beans
- tomato sauce
- spices…..and of course a dipping sauce.
Note: Although, I prepared and seasoned a pound of ground turkey for this recipe, you will not need nearly that much. Half a pound will actually do.
Seasoning a pound of ground beef or turkey will actually leave you with enough left over meat to freeze. Use it for either more Mexican samosas 😋 or in tacos, tostadas or burritos.
OK, let’s get to making some Mexican Samosas!
For more delicious turkey recipes, please check these other Mexican appetizers
Best Turkey Meatballs with Serrano Chipotle Sauce
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1/2 cup black beans rinse beans
- 1/2 cup can corn
- 4 oz 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 tbsp cilantro chopped
- 1 packet Sazon Goya find in the international aisle
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 package 6 inch flour tortilla/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
- hot sauce
- 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 breaking meat apart with spoon until no longer pink. About 5-7 minutes.
Add onion, jalapeno and mix. Cook for 2 minutes.
Add garlic, salt, pepper, mix together and cook for 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 and scoop avocado flesh into a bowl. With a fork, mash avocado. Add lemon or lime juice. Add 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, take one half at a time. 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.Repeat same process with the other halves.
Frying Samosas and Serving
- 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 and hot sauce.
When will you be making Mexican Samosas?
Have questions about making these delicious pockets? Let me know in the comments below or shoot me an email! Enjoy!
How are you Kathy. I want to say how impress I am with you and so dam proud of you. As for me well I’m on Chopped and finishing school up. Well enough with me. Like I say wow I hope all is getting better and you still love cooking. I’m so happy for you. Miss you my friend..
It’s great to hear from you! It’s been a while!! Thank you for all the sweet compliments!! I’ve been working really hard and love every bit of it!
I’m so happy for you as well…what a great accomplishment Bo!! Congratulations!!!! Your food is phenomenal!! Keep on doing what you do so well! So proud of you!
Stay in touch!
Miss you my friend..
Would a green salsa or regular salsa be best with these samosas? I’m imagining a delicious green salsa going best with these ingredients!
Hi Sam! I would definitely go with a green salsa over a regular salsa for these samosas for sure! I just love green salsa and with the tasty beef in these pockets, oh just perfect!! Here’s a recipe if you would like to make a homemade one! The Best Mexican Salsa Recipe Let me know how much you enjoyed the samosas! 🙂
Annie @ Annie's Noms says
I love samosas and I love anything Mexican so marrying the two together is genius!! These look super tasty and easy to make, win win!
Amy | The Cook Report says
Love fusion recipes like this, I bet these taste amazing!
It does! 🙂
Alina | Cooking Journey Blog says
I love that you used turkey instead of meat and tortillas instead of making pastry from scratch. Pinning to my board to try your recipe later this month!
Great thanks let me know how much you enjoy them!
Danielle Wolter says
This is such a great idea! I do love indian samosas, and like to see the idea used for mexican ones. Great flavors and unique recipe!
Wish I had a few of these on my table right now! Craving something meat-y and tasty!