If you are looking for a delicious new way to spice up your meals, I would suggest looking into fajita spice mix. Fajitas are a popular Mexican dish, usually made with chicken or steak, that is served on a soft flour tortilla topped with grilled onions and peppers. What makes fajitas so delicious is the spicy mix of seasoning used to marinade the meat prior to grilling. I will share with you my favorite recipe for fajita spice mix below.
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
3 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp ground cumin
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir well until evenly blended. Rub this mixture generously onto your meat of choice before grilling. This recipe makes enough seasoning for about two pounds of meat.
We love Mexican cuisine. There is something so special about it and we want to share it with all of you. There are many variations of Mexican dishes, but they all have one thing in common: the spices! Of course, the spices are not equal in all dishes. A tomato salsa will have a different flavor than a fajita spice mix.
The most common spices used in Mexican dishes are chili peppers, cumin, oregano, paprika, and cinnamon. These spices are usually combined with herbs such as cilantro which is also very common in Mexican cuisine.
Have you ever tried making your own spice mix? It’s easy! We like to make a big batch of this mix and store it in an airtight container for up to 6 months. This way we always have some ready to go whenever we want to make fajitas or tacos at home.
Here is what you need:
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves* (optional)** * or 1/2 teaspoon powdered oregano leaves** * Make sure to use fresh herbs when possible! They have more
Fajita spice mix is a delicious taco seasoning. Our recipe makes enough to season 2 pounds of meat, so you can double or triple quantities if you are seasoning more meat.
You can use this fajita spice mix on chicken, beef and even shrimp. The mix is easy to make yourself and will taste much better than the store-bought version.
Use this mix with your favorite fajita recipe or use it when making tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more.
How to Make Fajita Spice Mix
This Mexican spice blend is pretty simple to make and only takes a few minutes. Just combine the spices in a small bowl until well blended.
If you want or need to add salt, you should do that after adding the spice mix and tasting the meat. Some of the ingredients may already have salt in them so be sure to taste before adding additional salt.
When To Add Fajita Spice Mix
The biggest mistake people make when cooking with any kind of spice mix is that they put it into the dish too early. Doing that allows the spices to lose their flavor as they cook for a long time.
Fajitas are an easy and delicious way to spice up your weeknight dinner. A simple fajita spice mix and some protein of your choice can be made into a flavorful meal that the whole family will enjoy. But in order to make authentic, restaurant-worthy fajitas, you need the proper fajita seasoning.
Making your own fajita seasoning gives you complete control over the flavors and heat level in your dish, allowing you to customize it for your taste preferences or for guests who may have dietary restrictions. You can also use homemade fajita spices in other dishes, like taco salad or on baked chicken breasts.
To make this fajita seasoning recipe, simply combine all of the ingredients together and store it in an airtight container for up to six months. It couldn’t be easier! And since the flavor is so much better than pre-packaged mixes, you’ll never go back to buying fajita seasoning again.
Forget those packets of taco seasoning you buy at the grocery store. Fajitas are a simple, but flavorful meal that don’t need any extra additives and preservatives. My family’s recipe is quick, easy and uses ingredients already in your pantry.
First, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add in 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil and swirl to coat the surface.
Next, add in 1 lb thinly sliced beef (flank steak), 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 cup chopped onion and one large green bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced. Cook until the beef is browned on all sides (about 4-5 minutes).
Remove from heat and squeeze the juice of 1 lime over the meat. Serve immediately with warm tortillas.
The entire history of Mexican food can be divided into two eras: BC-FSM (Before Convenience Store Meat) and AD-FSM (After Domino’s).
Mexican cuisine is delicious, but it is made with fresh ingredients that you have to cut up yourself. And if you’re like me, you don’t have time for that. That’s why I eat at Taco Bell.
But even a convenience food junkie like me occasionally feels the need to keep up appearances in front of my family. And so, once a year, I am forced to attempt an authentic Mexican meal in order to maintain my cover as the head of an internationally respected Mexican family. The only problem is: I don’t know how to cook authentic Mexican.
Thankfully, my mother does. She came over to my house this morning, and we spent three hours preparing a traditional regional dish from her hometown of Guadalajara (a city located in the state of Jalisco, on the Mexican Pacific coast). While she was here we also took some time to talk about a few basic tips for making authentic Mexican cuisine at home.
1/8 cup garlic powder
1/8 cup onion powder
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano