Chilli con carne. Deeelisssh.
I was very impressed by the recipes its going to be difficult choosing which ones to try first. This pack exceeded my expectations and I can confirm its absolutely worth the money!!!. Thank you for making my day
Our first taco legend night was a huge success
Got the Taco Legend book yesterday, it’s easy to follow and has infinite combinations for meals. Tried few recipes (Arroz Verde, Chicken Fajitas & Salsa Mexicano in the picture) and they are absolutely delish. Shame it’s only paperback.
Spices are very well blended, can't expect anything less from the Spicery as that's what they do best in my opinion. This is a brief review of the new "How To Be A Taco Legend" Cookbook set. The recipes are nice, very authentic, very educated and well written. The layout of the book is lacklustre. For a cookbook set this way, surely the first chapter would be all the different tortillas & how to turn these into nachos first of all, as it is the basis for so many dishes. The recipes are also never linked to the recommended tortilla recipe of which is assumed to of been made for a lot of the recipes. For that 1 star is deducted. The second missing star is because of the quality of cookbook, I've bought every single one of The spicery cookbooks, and they generally are of a brilliant quality all the way down to the materials used in the creation of the book, this one in particular felt different. the embossing on the front is so minor it felt like save the money on that and spend it on a thicker cover to protect the book, as unfortunately in such a small amount of time the whole book has warped. Other than those points, the book and spices are great, I do wish they pumped the price up £5 more to include the lovely tin from the curry one, as it would really make this set. The recipes are brilliant and you have a great team writing them. I would give this 3.5 / 5 but there wasn't an option. Good luck for the next recipes!
Delicious smoky flavour in the beef and really fresh salsa. Loving the Taco legend cookbook so far
I cooked albondigas with arroz verde, esquires and a salad. I only gave me a score of 4 as I didn’t have enough coriander, but the meal was still very good. The meatballs were light and full of flavour
Turkey Manchamanteles Mole from Taco Legend book was so tasty!!
Enjoying the new taco legend book with a mole poblano and a squash guisado complemented by the essential reds also and some homemade corn tortillas, looking forward to discovering more.
Essential Carnitas, Suadero, Chilli Con Carne, Salsa Mexicana, Guacamole, Sonoran Beans, Soured Cream, Nachos, Tacos & Wraps First new from the new How To Be A Taco Legend book and wow it lived up to expectations.
Another hit from The Spicery, received this week and cooked our first Taco feast last night - it was delicious! Really like the mix & match nature of the recipes and they were easy to make, the spice blends are flavoursome and its easy to adjust the heat of the dishes. Looking forward to working my way through the rest of the book but so far it certainly seems to be on par with the excellent Curry Legend kit. Very happy :-)
So easy to make and so tasty. Full of colour and flavour. Can’t wait to try more recipes.
Easy to make, really really tasty. Can’t wait to make more from this book
The sides and salsas are incredible. So fresh and tasty and really easy to make.
First foray into the Taco Legend book but very happy, recipes look really easy and tasty as the three tacos in the photo would attest.
Received my book last week and have been diving in. Love the recipes in the book and the spice blends are great. There are a lot of recipes that rate three chillies or less which is great if you are cooking for folks who aren't keen on hot spicy food. Now to buy a Taco press and other extras! I haven't given it 5 stars as the physical quality of the kit is not produced to as high a standard as the Curry Legend kits. The books are paper back, the tin has been replaced with a cardboard box and the opening and closing of the spice jars does not seem as good. The price is the same though!
Went all out with the Family Taco Spread to start with. Everyone loved it
We made the chicken tinga, red rice and raisin salsa. Oh boy, it was an absolute treat. Its all over our hands, faces and cat but we don’t care because it tastes so good (cat is fine, just got dripped on). This book is wonderful!
My 12 year old daughter cooked us Chicken Adobo with Charro Beans and Salsa Mexicana- the first recipes we have tried from Taco Legend. We give it a 5 star rating - every bit as delicious as Curry Legend Recipes . Hurrah for Taco Tuesday!
Dishes from taco legend. Chicken Mole Rosa, Arroz Verde, Sonoran Beans, pickled cabbage, Chipotle Pineapple Salsa and Pico de Gallo. Divine!
Essential Chicken Adobo with Guacamole. Delish with added cheese and refried beans and yoghurt. First recipe out if the Taco Recipe book!! Can't wait to try others
Al Pastor with Avocado Salsa and Cebollas Curtidas. Our first recipe from the new book “How to be a Taco Legend” great tasting taco with bursts of sweetness with the pork and pineapple. Yummy accompaniments and really easy to make. Clean plates all round we will definitely be adding this to our repotoire. Can’t wait to try more recipes from the book.
This was my first try of the Taco Legend book and spice. Our fabulous banquet consisted of Ceviche, Chile Con Queso, Tortilla chips, Essential Chicken Adobo, Salsa Mexican & Flower tortillas. Delicious next time happy to go hotter with the chilli. Nothing was difficult even prep didn’t take as long as I thought. Ps The Ceviche was my favourite would go down well at a party.
Our first taco feast! Chicken tinga, pork pibil and too many salsas to count. All utterly delicious!
Pork Carnitas with Salsa Verde and Onion Salsa - Amazing flavour we used beer to braise they pork belly. Salsa verde teamed really well with the pork. Friday night used to be takeaway night but now it’s definitely a night to try new Spicery recipes.
“Chicken Tinga” was the star of the show! Accompanied by “Essential Red Salsa”, “Pickled Red Cabbage”, “Salsa Mexicana” & “Essential Black Beans”. The flavours were all amazing and we will be making it all again!
Chicken Fajitas with Avocado Salsa and Essential Onion Salsa - We included mushrooms with our fajitas which according to my husband is a must!! Yummy Friday night fajitas. Good flavour and moist filling went down well. I like the fact you can mix and match accompaniments to your taste.
Mexican Spread Getting The Thumbs Up from teenage son
Lamb Barbacoa, Essential Carnitas, Rajas Con Pollo, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Charro Beans, Arroz Verde, Cebollas Curtidas, Tomato Salsa Cruda, Salsa Mexicana, Guacamole, very happy family. All courtesy of the Taco Legend book!
We made the chicken fajitas with the red salsa. Really tasty, no more supermarket fajita kits for us!
I’ve had this kit about 6 weeks now and cooked at least one meal every week and not yet run out of new things to try. Everything has been delicious so far and I love that it has a mix of speedy dishes for mid week meals and ones that need a bit more time I only wish it had come in a tin like the curry legend set (the cardboard box is too flimsy) and that the book was spiral bound so it stayed open when cooking as it’s already looking rather battered where I’m having to bend back pages to try and get it to stay open.
Chilli Verde, Arroz Rojo and Pickled Red Cabbage. All excellent, never had chilli verde before but will definitely be having it regularly. So tasty and colourful!
Suadero, with rice, Sonoran beans, picked cabbage and jalapeños, garlic and herb mayocrema, tomato salsa cruda and salad
We are loving these blends and the book. I won't say its made my other 13 Mexican recipe books totally redundant but its definitely at the front of the queue and it makes it so so easy. The fiendishly evil fish tacos have even got me (a non fish lover) hooked. Particularly like the oregano blend as it saves packets of herbs like epazote that you don't use a lot of going stale. All of the blends are terrific for general cooking as well. The only criticism is I would have loved a proper tin - even if the price went up. The paper box is looking battered, marinated and doesn't easily accommodate book and tins without further damage. (And I love my Curry Legends tin).
Rajas Con Pollo with Yucatan Salsa and Red Onion Salsa yet another great Taco recipe. Definitely going to add this to our list of favourites.
Hola¡ de alemania! This was our first time cooking with the Taco Legend Kit. It was really much fun and tasted unbelievable good. We‘re big spicery fans and love your spices and recepies. Greetings Susi and Enya from Germany
I made this for Halloween and it was sooooo delicous. Everybody liked it and I’m definitely gonna make this again. It was soo much fun to cook and I can‘t imagine cooking without The Spicery Blends and Kits
Texan Chilli - Great Smokey flavoured chilli well worth the wait. The beef was tender and the sauce had a great depth of flavour with a good level of heat.
This spice mix for chilli con carne is amazing. It was a gift and has inspired me to try the other ranges.
This is one of the blandest mexican meals we have ever had. We followed all the ingrediants and have had the curry legend, world legend for over a year with great results. Unfortunatly this does not hit the mark, well below par in terms flavour and spice
Really easy and delicious Taco recipe that was loved by the whole family, can heartily recommed.
Absolutely love the suadero beef! We added mushrooms and pepper whilst cooking to add some veg. We then had the chilli sweetcorn and garlic oregano mushrooms as sides which were also delicious.
We made the chicken tinga, Chipotle sausage, pineapple salsa and garlic and herb dip... All amazing, such authentic Mexican taste! Need to refill already as we have cooked so much!
Really simple and tasty, and came out just like it looked in the recipe book!
Didn't quite come out as I expected but anything is good with conchinita pibil on top
Spectacular! Having hosted many a night with our curry legends kit, we were keen to try the taco setup. We were not disappointed! The kit provides for many meals beyond taco fillings, and we've used it on several nights with family (and are writing this review at the same time as ordering refills). Highly recommended, particularly the Sweetcorn Chilli (which we recently tried with vegan feta cheese and mayo - worked a treat).
This I the second receipt I have tried from the book. Very impressed with both so far.
Levi enjoyed his Granny's Albondigas very much. He finished the Arroz Verde before the photo' could be taken. I have to admit I was stunned by both dishes too.
Used mini wraps but really yummy
Salsa Mexicana with a twist in that an avocado needed eating so that went in as well as the cucumber. This was actually the first recipe I had done from the Taco Legend Book. It alone made the purchase worthwhile
My first authentic Chilli Con Carne. I held back on the Chilli's as I knew it would be hot and I was right to do as the meal was loved by all including the nervous of spice department. A lovely meal and definitely to be repeated.
Taco Legend Carne Asada for dinner
Chicken Tinga with a couple of peppers in as well. I will serve it with Guacomole and Sweet Potatoes. 2 more meals from the recipe - how lucky are we???
P152 Essential Guacamoleto go with the Chicken Tinga and some sweet potatoes. It was so much nicer than anything bought or even found in most restaurants where they ruin it with vast quantities of Corriander leaf. This was just perfect.
Taco Legend fest for Hogmanay. Luckily Santa brought me a taco press so could make fresh tacos (which is even better as I am coeliac and can’t have lots of shop bought ones!)
The Essential Carnitas are so good the left overs even taste great straight from the fridge!! As Bonnie said: “meaty meaty”
Tinga tinga chicken with homemade corn tortillas. Absolutely phenomenal. Cant wait to make them again!
I’ve really enjoyed trying out lots of the recipes in this book, so much so I also bought it for a friend. I think the chicken adobo in particular is delicious :). I find the chicken fajitas work better with a few more teaspoons of the spice blends to make them a bit more flavourful but otherwise everything has been perfect. The chilli brownies were a tasty surprise too! I’ll have to buy replacement blends soon!
P138, Albondigas with new Zealand lamb meatballs. Used less spice so it wasn't as red as the picture and then added some leeks as there was too much sauce. Split the result in 2. Tonight and some for the freezer. looking forward to that already
I know this doesn't qualify for your legends wall of fame but I am a very happy customer, loving your stuff ✊
First time spicerers! Easy to follow and faster than estimated time. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Main felt more spicy than
This is our third book from The Spicery and we love it as much as the curry books. Our family has a mix of meat eaters and vegetarians/spice fans and ones who prefer less heat. The Taco Legend book caters for us all. Absolutely delicious!
After days of Mezze it was Taco time. Essential Chicken Adobo (p52) + essential Guacamole (p152) + Sour Cream + Cream Cheese + Salad + Xtra Chillies in the 2 dishes. And still there is the second helping tomorrow. Heaven!!!
P 154 Essential Red Salsa is very hot but lovely and P159 Cebollas Curtidas is cool and both are amazing. They are for a Mexican meal later and prepared early to get a feel of how spicy it all will be. Lots of Sour Cream will be needed.
P56 Essential Carne Molida, cooked enough for 6 by adding peppers and mushrooms but 3 gannets finished it all off with as many extras as the table would hold. A truly fulfilling Dinner Party Dish.
For my 200th entry on the Wall of fame, I had to do a special. Burrito Blend free sample and recipes from Taco Legend (pp152 & 154) gave us Tortillas to fill with loads of tasty things. Such a joy to make and even more to eat. It was a Spicery banquet. Thank you so much.
This is an absolute cracker, tasted as good as it looks.....
First try of the taco legends kit! Great Father’s Day gift, even the kids loved it! Chicken Tinga for me and chilli sweetcorn for the kids. Result!
Al fresco tacos with suadero filling, raisin salsa, guacamole and sonaran beans. Great combination and combination of textures and flavours.
WOW! A flavour explosion! Smokey chipotle mayo crema with sweet and sharp picked red cabbage and crispy battered fish... This might be my new favourite recipe.
Great with the recommended toppings but not as special as some of the other taco fillings in How to Be a Taco Legend.
Highly recommend this box....
Trying something different with these spices tonight potatoe wedges for the boys scrabble night
Bobby was super excited to cook from the Taco Legend book - he even insisted on making a salsa as "Mummy needs chillies in her meal." Absolutely delicious. Next challenge, making his own tortillas. Very impressed with his chopping skills. Another taste sensation. Bobby says "Thanks The Spicery!"
Bonnie’s very own little self serve Taco bar went down well. Although the star of the show was the Essential Carnitas in my eyes, she was of course drawn to the cheddar and tomato …… typical!
With my new food chopper it only takes 5 minutes to bash out the ingredients for this great little dish! So fresh!
Being able to make my own corn tacos has been a life saver since needing to be gluten free! Long live the taco press.
Burrito Blend Mushrooms together with Essential Guacamole and Essential salsa from the Taco Legend book – all vanished in minutes as always happens with Spicery Recipes.
Taco Legend Prawn (Actually Avocado) Cocktail. The newest recipe sounded great but with no Prawns in the house, used an avocado (as suggested) and added a tomato. Doused the lettuce in Lime Juice. Then came the eating bit – now that was easy. Thanks for the recipe.
It turned out no one likes Turkey in our family so we settled for a Taco feast for 8 people. Feliz Navidad!
Cochinita Pibil with Acelgas Guisadas, Cebollas Curtidas and Salsa Mexicana A tasty #tacofeast The pork was so tender cooked in the pressure cooker before finishing in a frying pan
I'm a long time user of your kits, and I'm pleased to show you my daughter Emily is also a fan. This being the chicken fajita recipe with refried beans. Really easy to prep, and very tasty. We don't add salt (for Emily's benefit) and it still tastes so good.