It’s very simple. All you need to do is to add garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix them very well and then apply the mixture on the meat strips. Before serving the fajitas, you have to cook the meat with the help of fajita grill or regular pan.
TIP: You can use parsley instead of cilantro for garnishing. If you prefer milder spice then you can skip adding chili powder. Fajita recipe is prepared in 20 minutes but it tastes delicious and flavorful!
This is how you can prepare fajita seasoning at home! Enjoy yummy dishes!
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Fajitas are well-known for their delicious taste and for the fact that they do not require a long preparation time. This is why many people choose them as a first dish when they want to cook something quick but tasty. However, there are also a few secrets which can make your fajita even tastier and juicier.
The best way to prepare fajitas is to use a marinade. It will give your meat additional flavor. You can make the marinade from various ingredients, such as salt, pepper, garlic, cumin, lime juice or tequila.
Once you have prepared your meat and veggies you should cut them into strips so that the fajitas will be easier to roll. Next thing you should do is heat some oil in the pan and add some of the marinade. You can add bell peppers in order to make your dish look more colorful and appetizing. When everything is browned, add some salsa or any other sauce you like and then add onions and tomatoes. For an additional kick you can also add some jalapenos slices.
After you have added all of the ingredients, cover the pan with its lid and let the food simmer until it becomes tender enough.*
1. Chop the onions and bell pepper into long strips, about a quarter inch wide. Halve the jalapenos, remove the seeds and inner membrane, and chop into small pieces.
2. Heat a little oil in a pan (I used olive oil) over a medium-high flame. Add the onions, pepper, and jalapenos and cook until tender (about 5 minutes).
3. While the veggies are cooking, combine the cumin powder, chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
4. When the veggies are done add the fajita seasoning mix to them and mix well. Cook for 3 more minutes then turn off heat.
5. Cut up your chicken into thin strips. I like to leave mine with some fat on it for flavor but that’s optional for you!
There isn’t a one size fits all recipe for fajita seasoning, but most of the fajita seasoning recipes you’ll find are similar.
Fajita Seasoning Recipe
This is a simple fajita seasoning recipe that you can use for fajitas, tacos or really any Mexican dish.
1/4 cup of Chili Powder
1/4 cup Cumin
2 tsp. Oregano
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Paprika
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.*
To make fajitas: If using chicken, marinate the chicken pieces 20 minutes in the refrigerator with 1 cup of water and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and then drain excess liquid from the chicken pieces before cooking on the stovetop or grill. If using beef or shrimp, do not marinate them first as it will make them tough. Make sure your meat is properly cooked before putting it into your tortillas and serving it to your guests. Add chopped tomatoes, green pepper, onions and your favorite cheese to each tortilla and wrap up to serve. You can also add lettuce if desired.”**
In the video below, you can learn how to make fajita seasoning with this simple homemade mixture. Fajitas are great for those nights when you have limited time and need to whip up dinner quickly. Now that you know how to make fajita seasoning, you can try these homemade recipes:
1/2 lb beef, chicken or pork, sliced about 1/4″ thick
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
2 small onions, sliced thin (green onions or scallions work nicely too)
1 medium tomato, diced
2 tbsp vegetable oil or olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
1/4 tsp black pepper (to taste)
Mix together all of the seasonings in a small bowl.
Fajitas are a Mexican dish that was invented by the Mexican cowboys. The fajita seasoning is a mix of peppers and spices commonly used in this dish.
Fajita is a Spanish word, literally translated it means “little belt”. Fajitas are regarded as street food in Mexico. In the United States it is served in bars, restaurants and even home parties.
This dish consists of various kinds of meat with vegetables served on tortillas or bread.
Fajitas are a Mexican dish made with a variety of meat, some veggies and then wrapped in a flour tortilla. Fajitas can be served as an appetizer or main course. It is very popular in the United States and Canada.
The word fajita means “little belt” which describes the shape of the cut of meat used in this dish. The word comes from the diminutive form of the Spanish word