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Mexican Cooking Made Easy with Ortega

Updated on April 19, 2011

Do you love Mexican food, but avoid preparing it at home? Are you a little intimidated by the thought of preparing international meals yourself? There’s really no reason to be. Simply visit the international aisle of your favorite local supermarket and look for the Ortega logo. Ortega products are so easy to use that anyone can use them to put together a delicious tasty Mexican meal quickly and easily.

Complete Meal Kits

If you like the idea of getting everything you need in a single package, you’ll be excited to discover Ortega’s selection of Complete Meal Kits. There are several varieties of crunchy and soft taco kits that contain everything you need to create a meal except for ground beef.

Use the packaged taco seasoning that comes with the kit to flavor your own ground beef. Spoon it into the taco shells or tortillas and top with the included taco sauce. You can choose a kit traditional corn or whole grain crunchy taco shells or one that features soft flour tortillas. There are even a few kit varieties that include a combination of crunchy and soft tortillas.

Seasoning Mixes

Even though Ortega’s taco seasoning is the company’s most well-known seasoning mix, it is certainly not the only one. There are many seasoning mix varieties in the Ortega product line. No matter what kind of Mexican dish you’d like to prepare, there’s a good chance that Ortega makes a packaged mix that will help make easy work of the preparation process.

Examples of Ortega’s seasoning mixes include:

  • Burrito Seasoning
  • Chili Seasoning Mix
  • Fajita Seasoning
  • Guacamole Seasoning
  • Taco Seasoning (regular, hot, jalapeno & onion and reduced sodium)
  • Side Dishes
  • The Ortega product line also includes several tasty side dishes. Popular options include:
  • Black Beans (regular and jalapeno)
  • Black Beans & Rice Mix
  • Refried Beans (regular and fat free)
  • Spanish Rice Mix
  • Yellow Rice Mix

Sauces, Salsas and Dips

Ortega also features a variety of sauces, salsas and dips. There are options perfect for cooking, topping off your favorite Mexican dishes and serving as a dip for your favorite variety of tortilla chips. Popular sauce, salsa and dip options from Ortega include:

  • Enchilada Sauce
  • Black Bean & Corn Salsa
  • Garden Vegetable Salsa (mild, medium, and hot)
  • Original Salsa (mild, medium, and hot)
  • Thick & Chunky Salsa (mild, medium, and hot)
  • Salsa Verde
  • Taco Sauce (mild, medium, hot, and green)

Do-It-Yourself Mexican Meals

With these products – and the other items available from Ortega – preparing a tasty Mexican dinner at home is something that just about anyone can do. Visit your favorite supermarket and look for the items you need. Follow the instructions on each package or visit to get terrific recipe ideas.

Note: Special thanks to Ortega/B &G Foods for providing me with a selection of sample products and recipes for review.


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    Becky 6 years ago from Oklahoma

    Great suggestions for short cuts in preparing Mexican meals. Thanks for sharing.