I love fajitas. I love chicken fajitas, beef fajitas and shrimp fajitas. I could eat them every day if I allowed myself to.
However, I don’t always have to time to make fajitas from scratch. I am often in a hurry and looking for a shortcut to one of my favorite meals. That is where McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix comes in handy.
Prep time for these fajitas is a mere 10 minutes with another 10 minutes for cooking. That means that a dinner for 8 can be served in well under 30 minutes total.
There are only 15 calories in a serving of McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix. That weighs out to roughly 2 tsps. or 4 grams total.
The bad news is that McCormick Fajitas Season Mix represents 2 grams of carbohydrate and 290 milligrams of sodium. However, it contains no fat or cholesterol. Unfortunately, is has no nutritional value.
The mix contains the following ingredients: caramel coloring, citric acid, corn syrup solids, garlic, lime juice solids, maltodextrin, miscellaneous spices, modified corn starch, monosodium glutamate, natural flavors, onion and salt.
To prepare the fajitas you will need additional ingredients. These include 1 lb. of chicken, beef, or shrimp; 2 Tbsp. of olive oil; 1 cup onion, 1 cup of green, orange, red, or yellow pepper or a combination of all three diced or cut into strips, Â¼ cup of water and 8 flour tortillas.
I also recommend the following topping choices: guacamole, salsa, shredded cheese, sliced tomatoes and sour cream. Better yet, use a combination of one or more of the above.
To cook, put 1 Tbsp. of olive oil into a large skilled and heat over a medium to high burner. Once the oil is hot, add in the meat or seafood. Cook it for about 3 to five minutes.
Chicken and shrimp must be cooked almost all the way through. Beef can be slightly red to pink in the center.
Remove the protein from the skillet. Add the other tablespoon of oil and heat. Into that, add the onion and peppers. Cook them for between 3 and 5 minutes or to the degree of hardness or softness desired.
Return the protein to the skillet. Stir in the water and the McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix. Cook on medium heat for another 3 to 5 minutes.
Use a spoon to put the skillet mixture into the tortillas, add toppings and serve. As an alternative, serve everything separately and allow your family and friends make their own tortillas as desired.
McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix can be found in most major grocery stores as well as some discount department stores with a grocery section. The mix retails for around $1.
Here is my summary review:
Preparation ease: 5 stars. This is a quick and easy way to prepare fajitas.
Taste: 5 stars. McCormick’s mix is very close to the taste I achieve when I make my own fajitas from scratch so why put in the extra work?
Packaging: 5 stars. McCormick’s bright red package with the easily recognizable label is kind of iconic. The McCormick Fajitas Seasoning Mix has an orange band across the top to make it impossible to miss. A picture of the finished product is also available to make your mouth water and your stomach rumble with hunger.
Freshness: 5 stars. The spices are dehydrated but they hydrate perfectly and are close to fajita perfection.
Dietary value: 3 star. The mix contains a little too much sodium and it has carbs but the count is relatively low compared to comparable products. Unfortunately, the mix doesn’t have much in the way of nutritious value. That has to come from the other ingredients.
Ease of purchase: 5 stars. McCormick products are sold in most grocery stores and some discount stores with grocery departments.
Price: 5 stars. McCormick products are rarely unaffordable. They retail for between $1 and $1.50 per package, depending upon where it is purchased. That’s a pretty good price considering otherwise one would have to buy each ingredient separately. Additionally, McCormick isn’t stingy with their coupons. They are almost always available.
Product purchase probability: 5 stars. I love this seasoning mix. I have two packages in my kitchen drawer as we speak.
Retailer purchase probability: 5 stars. I get mine primarily at the commissary. It is the source for all my McCormick purchases.
Final rating: 4.8 stars.
5 stars – outstanding
4 stars – good
3 stars – average
2 stars – below average
1 star – poor