Review- Santa Maria BBQ solutions

The British barbecue season is well and truly underway and Santa Maria has a host of speedy and simple BBQ solutions to ensure every summer get-together sizzles. Santa Maria also has a selection of tasty recipes to inspire home BBQ chefs. They kindly sent me some of their amazing products to try for myself. We both absolutely loved the BBQ pulled chicken! It is really simple to make and tasted AMAZING!  I especially liked the onions, I don't know what is in the onion mix but they turned out absolutely delicious.

BBQ Pulled Chicken 

Pulled pork or chicken slow-roasted in the oven and finished on the BBQ is a summer staple, but when the weather won’t play ball, or time is short, the Santa Maria Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken Dinner Kits are perfect. Ready in just 90 minutes and with no need for lengthy overnight marinating or slow-cooking, the kits are ideal for creating party enterpieces, pronto!

You will need- 

1 whole chicken
2 red onions, peeled
100ml water
8 Santa Maria Mini Tortillas
1 sachet Santa Maria Pulled Pork Seasoning Mix
1 sachet Santa Maria Red Onion Seasoning Mix
1 sachet Santa Maria Chipotle BBQ Sauce


Heat oven to 175°C/gas mark 4. Remove the cooking bag from the Pulled Chicken Seasoning Mix and place the meat inside. Sprinkle the Seasoning Mix in and add the water. Add the oil if using chicken breasts. Close the cooking bag with the tie provided. Supporting the weight of the cooking bag, shake gently until the meat is evenly coated in the Seasoning Mix.

Place the cooking bag in an ovenproof dish, in the lower part of the oven and cook for 90 mins (chicken breasts 50 mins). Make sure the cooking bag isn’t touching any part of the oven, as it'll expand during cooking.

Whilst the meat is cooking, chop the red onion into thin slices, add into a bowl and sprinkle the Red Onion Seasoning Mix, until thoroughly covered. Leave for at least 10mins to soak through. But the longer you leave it, the better it'll taste.

When the meat is cooked, leave for a few mins before opening. Then carefully open the cooking bag. Pour the meat and juices into the dish. Then tear the meat apart using 2 forks. Carefully remove the skin and bones. The meat should be tender and soft, and easy to shred.

Warm the Mini Tortillas and fill with the Pulled Chicken, red onions and top with the tangy chipotle BBQ Sauce. Enjoy this infusion of flavours.

Fajita Burgers

Easy to prepare, these are perfect for feeding hungry hoards. Simply fire up the BBQ, and add Santa Maria Fajita Seasoning Mix to burgers for a Mexican flavour. 

You will need- 

Fajita Burger
500g Lean minced beef
1 Egg
1 Sachet Santa Maria Fajita Seasoning Mix Mild
4 Santa Maria Plain Flour Soft Tortillas
4 slices mature cheddar cheese
Half a red onion
2 tbsp Mayonnaise
Santa Maria Yellow Chillies

Method -

Mix together the minced beef, egg and Fajita Seasoning Mix and shape into burgers.

Preheat the grill (or fire up the BBQ) and cook burgers for about 3 minutes each side or until well cooked on the BBQ.

Fold and serve with Fajita Wedges.

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Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken Dinner Kits, RRP £3.99, Morrisons, Ocado
Santa Maria Fajita Seasoning Mix, (Mild / Medium), RRP £0.90, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons