This is the most amazing fajitas seasoning recipe without a doubt. Not too spicy but not bland either. It will make you stop buying expensive and high salt fajita seasoning packets.
So if you are wondering what is in fajita seasoning and want to learn how to make fajitas seasoning yourself? Let’s get started!
I was not planning on doing a series on spices and seasoning. But I love to make my own seasonings and spice mixes.
So after showing you how easy it is to make chili powder you love without preservatives, the step to share my favorite homemade fajitas seasoning is obvious.
Another thing I like about making my own seasonings is the adjustability. You can adjust this fajita seasoning recipe to your own taste. Leave out what you don’t like or add what you love.
Want it spicier? Add some cayenne pepper or hot chili powder. Like garlic? Add more garlic powder to this seasoning. Too salty for your taste? No worries reduce the amount of salt or leave it altogether.
You can experiment until you find your ideal combination and then make it in bulk so you always have enough on hand.
Fajitas seasoning ingredients
To make your own fajita seasoning recipe you need at least the following spices on your shopping list. I usually shop for spices in my Oriental Asian supermarket.
They have a lot of different brands and they are usually a lot cheaper than when you buy spices in a supermarket. For this recipe you need the following spices:
- Chili powder mix
- Ground black pepper
- Smoked paprika
- Dried oregano
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Crushed red pepper flakes(optional)
How to make fajita seasoning
As with the chili powder mix making your own fajitas seasoning recipe is super easy. Measure all of the spices as mentioned in the ingredient list below.
Because I was out of onion powder and cumin powder, I used my pestle and mortar to turn dried onion flakes into onion powder and cumin seed into cumin powder.
Now put all of the spices in a bowl and stir through properly. Be careful with the crushed red pepper flakes if you do not like spicy hot spice blends.
It is better to add the red pepper flakes gradually and taste to see if it has the proper amount of heat instead add all the chili flakes at once.
Mix all the ingredients for at least 1 minute to be certain the ingredients are distributed evenly in your spice mix.
You can also put the ingredients in your blender and pulse two or three times. All the ingredients are properly combined.
How to store your fajitas seasoning
You can store your fajita spice mix in a glass jar or an airtight container and store it in a dark kitchen cabinet.
You can keep it for months without this DIY fajitas seasoning losing its taste.
If you like how those glass spice jars look in your window sill or countertop put them there without any content.
Your seasoning will preserve better when it is stored at a constant temperature. So do not keep in the sun, near a stove top or on the dishwasher.
When in direct contact with warmth your seasoning will deteriorate faster than when you store it in a dry and dark place.
Ever wondered if you can or should store your seasoning in the fridge or freezer? The answer is no.
When you take out your fajita spice mix and put it back into the freezer you have the possibility of condensation.
Which never enhances your spice mix.
Fajitas recipes to use your fajitas seasoning
Fajitas are such an easy recipe to make. On the Tortilla Channel you can find a number of great recipes where you can incorporate this fajita seasoning:
- Shredded tender brisket beef fajitas
- Perfect pulled chicken fajitas
- Grilled steak fajitas
- Vegan mushroom fajitas
- Pork shoulder fajitas
Other seasoning recipes
Besides this fajita seasoning recipe we have the following seasoning mixes on the Tortilla Channel:
- Chili powder
- Enchilada seasoning
- Taco seasoning
- Burrito seasoning
- Mexican seasoning
- Adobo seasoning
- Shawarma seasoning
- Ranch seasoning
- BBQ dry rub
- Cajun seasoning
See how to make fajita seasoning
Want to see how you can make fajitas seasoning at home? Watch the instruction video below to follow along:
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Want to make fajitas seasoning yourself? Try this fajita seasoning mix. It is easy to make, super cheap compared to store bought and much more tasty.
- 2 tablespoon (homemade) chili powder
- 3 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
- Measure all spices as indicated in the ingredients section and put them in a bowl or mortar
- Stir well for at least 1 minute to make sure the ingredients are evenly distributed
- Spoon the fajitas seasoning mix into a glass jar and store in a dark place
Calories: 25; Fat: 1.1g; Carbs: 4.5g; Protein: 1.1g;