Fajita Seasoning Recipe
This fajita seasoning recipe is an aromatic and healthy alternative to the store-bought packet. It's easy to make - you only have to mix 6 spices, that you probably already have in your pantry. This great seasoning mix can be used to flavor many Mexican-inspired or Tex-Mex dishes!
Servings 7 tablespoons
- 2 tablespoons chili powder this is a spice mix not pure chili pepper
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
Measure out all the spices.
In a small bowl, stir all the spices together.
Transfer into a tightly-closed container and store for up to 6 months in a cool dry place (it will not spoil, it just won't be as aromatic).
- Chili powder - note that this is NOT just chili, it's a spice mix popular in the USA but not available in all countries. It's made with pure chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic, oregano, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. You can substitute these spices if you can not find chili powder spice mix in your grocery store.
- This spice mix is not overly spicy. If you like hot/very spicy dishes you can add some cayenne pepper to your spice mix.
- Almost all store-bought seasoning packets include sugar so if you are used to that, you can add sugar to your seasoning (about a teaspoon). I also don't like to include salt and pepper in my seasonings, I prefer to season chicken/beef/vegetables with them separately.
- Store-bought seasonings are also stuffed with lots of corn starch. I prefer to add it directly to recipes that require it.
- How to use this seasoning: You need about 1.5 tablespoons of my seasoning for 1 pound (450g) of meat. Many recipes are linked in the body of the post including an easy chicken fajitas recipe.
- Calories = whole recipe. This is only an estimate!