It’s easy to make up this fajita seasoning recipe at home instead of buying the premade stuff. Pantry staple spices make up this delicious blend.
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If you’re looking for an easy way to spice up your dinner, this fajita seasoning is it. It’s spicy and smoky and so much better than the store-bought packets.
Another bonus: it’s made with simple spices that you probably already have in your pantry.
Ingredients for Homemade Fajita Seasoning
Here’s what you’ll need to make this fajita seasoning recipe:
How to Make This Fajita Seasoning Recipe
This is the easiest to make. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk together until it’s well mixed.
Store in an airtight jar or container and be sure to label so you know what it contains. You can buy spice jars, use a mason jar or recycle an empty spice jar.
It will keep for 6 months when stored properly.
Adjust to Your Taste
My very favorite thing about making homemade spice blends is that you can adjust them to your taste.
I really love cumin so sometimes I’ll add a little more to the mix if we want a smokier dish. Or maybe up the cayenne pepper if we want something extra spicy.
You get the idea. Base the spice amounts off what you and your family love. If you don’t like it spicy at all, just add a pinch of cayenne pepper or leave it out completely.
Keep it On Hand
If you love Mexican inspired food, mix up a double or triple batch of this fajita seasoning recipe so that you already have it when the mood strikes.
Like I said above, this spice mix will last for a good 6 months in an airtight container so might as well have some waiting for you.
Use it On Everything
I have a delicious chicken recipe coming soon using this seasoning but I’ve tested it on lots of things and it’s been delicious.
I especially love it on beef fajitas, pork tenderloin and vegetables. Toss sliced peppers, onions and zucchini in olive oil and sprinkle with desired amount of seasoning then roast for the easiest and most flavorful side dish.
How Much to Use
A one ounce packet of fajita seasoning contains about 4 tablespoons of seasoning so if you’re making a recipe that calls for a packet, that is how much you’ll need of this homemade mix.
I generally add about 1 1/2 tablespoons of fajita seasoning per one pound of meat or vegetables. You can add more or less depending on how spiced you like things.
More Make from Scratch Seasonings to Try:
Fajita Seasoning Recipe
- 3 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
- 1 Tbsp. paprika
- 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
- 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- Add ingredients to a bowl and mix well until completely combined. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.