Homemade Fajita Seasoning:
Serves 24, for 2 TBL per serving.
2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. garlic powder
3 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. black pepper or cayenne pepper (optional)
We have had many requests for the recipe for our homemade fajita seasoning so we decided to share with you all, it is very easy and very flavorful! I hope you enjoy it! The great thing about this recipe is that it only takes about 5 minutes to make and then you have enough fajita seasoning to last a lifetime! If you want to use it right away just add one tablespoon of this mix to 1 Tbsp. of canola oil and heat until the oil is hot and then toss your meat in the oil and cook on both sides, if you’re using chicken or steak! If you’re using shrimp or pork chop just toss them in the oil, no need to cook them on both sides, they cook up pretty quick, normally under a minute per side! This recipe makes about 3 cups of fajita seasoning but it can be cut in half or you can double it if needed! Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe: 4 tbsp chili powder 1
Fajitas are awesome, especially with that homemade fajita seasoning. It is really easy to make and your friends will be impressed!
We love to make fajitas for dinner at our house. They are quick and easy to prepare, but delicious and different than anything else we usually make.
Here is a basic recipe for fajita seasoning:
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves, crumbled
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Store in an air-tight container in a cool dry place. This will keep for several months. You can use this spice mixture on other types of meat such as chicken or beef, or even sprinkle it on vegetables before grilling them.
Creating homemade fajita seasoning allows you to add this blend to your favorite meats before grilling or sauteing. Fajita seasonings can also be used in marinades and rubs for fish, chicken and beef. The most common ingredients in homemade fajita seasonings are salt, peppers, paprika and spices. Additional seasonings may be added to suit the cook’s taste preferences.
To make a homemade fajita seasoning, combine equal parts of ground cumin and chili powder with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add a pinch of dried oregano and garlic powder. Store the homemade fajita seasoning in an airtight container for up to three months.
Toss meat or seafood with the homemade fajita seasoning about 30 minutes before grilling or sauteing. Make any desired fajitas by topping meat with bell pepper strips, onion slices, tomatoes and guacamole along with diced jalapeño peppers for extra spice.
The homemade fajita seasoning is made from basic ingredients and it can be used for many recipes. There are several names for fajita seasoning, but it all boils down to the same thing, a mix of spices and herbs that will add a completely different taste to your favorite dish.
Taste the difference!
Really great fajitas are all about two things: the marinade and the sauce. The marinade is where you get the flavor, but it’s the sauce that will make your fajitas sing. Not only does a good sauce provide an amazing array of flavors in your mouth, but it also acts as a glue for the rest of the ingredients.
Tossing freshly grilled peppers and onions into a hot skillet with some shredded cheese? Now we’re talking!
This homemade fajita seasoning recipe is one of my most-used condiments at home. It’s incredibly versatile, and I regularly use it in recipes other than fajitas. It can be used to season meat before grilling or roasting, and it’s delicious when stirred into soups, stews or chili. Since making this fajita seasoning, I’ve probably quadrupled the recipe and stored it in a glass jar with a shaker top so that I can easily grab some whenever I need it. Try this seasoning out next time you’re planning to cook up some tasty Mexican food!
Fajita Seasoning: Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes. Store in an airtight container.
Fajita Salsa: Combine one can (16-ounce) stewed tomatoes with juice, 2 chopped medium onions and 8 chopped fresh cilantro sprigs in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until onions are tender. Stir in one package (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese. Serve with fajitas.
Sour Cream Fajitas: Combine two tablespoons lemon juice, 2 teaspoons sugar and one cup sour cream in a large bowl. Add one tablespoon water and one teaspoon minced garlic; mix well. Cover and chill for up to three days. Serve as a dip with grilled chicken or beef fajitas.
Fajita Marinade: Combine 1 cup beer, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon honey and 3 minced garlic cloves in a large resealable plastic bag; add 4 pounds boneless
I used to work at a chain restaurant and we used this seasoning on everything. It is amazing how well it works on veggies and burgers. I even use it on salads. It’s a great way to spice up your life without all the preservatives and other crap that restaurants use.
Tastes great on veggies, chicken, fish, shrimp, pork, beef and more. Simply rub it on or sprinkle it over the desired food item, you’ll be amazed at how much flavor this little jar of magic holds!
5 oz shaker bottle of Fajita Seasoning mix. This seasoning is packed with cumin and chili powder for that bold south of the border flavor