Original post - 5/5/2009
I first posted this recipe over 3 years ago.. and over the course of time I've heard from many readers telling me how terrific it is. I've had so many requests for this Fajita Seasoning recipe I decided to repost it. It's easy to make.. more economical than buying the pre-made mixes.. and you get to control what to include and what not to.
The seasoning makes fabulous Fajitas.. you'll never buy the packaged stuff again.
I gave the most basic quanitities I could break it down to... so you can double.. triple... quadruple this recipe easily to fit your needs... I usually make up 4 or 5 times the recipe and store it in a jar...as you can see above...
The seasoning is really terrific in many things not just Fajitas... use it in what ever you want... it's easy to measure out..
I keep the seasoning in a small jar. I get my jars at Walmart and they really are cheap and well worth the cost. You can also use an airtight container or a zip loc bag.
If you do use a jar... choose a wide neck jar so it's easy to get a measuring spoon in.
Approximately 2 heaping tablespoons equals a seasoning pack you would buy....again.. making this yourself leaves the option up to you to use more or less depending on the amount of meat you are using.
I mix my spices in a bowl by using a wire whisk to blend... I found it's the best way to get everything evenly distributed.
I've included directions for using it when making your Fajitas... the directions are standard directions used on commercial blends... but I wanted to give it to you so you have them.
Recipe: Fajita Seasoning
All you need:
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ - ½ teaspoon cayenne (amount depends on how much heat you want)
¼ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 chicken bouillon cube, crushed
All you need to do:
Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl.
Store in an airtight container or Zip Loc bag until needed.
Directions for making fajitas with this seasoning:
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add 1 pound chicken or beef and cook until meat is completely cooked (no longer pink) and drain off excess fat.
Add 1/2 cup water and 2-3 tablespoons of Fajita Seasoning and stir well.
Add 1 bell pepper (cut into strips) and 1 medium onion (thinly sliced).. cook 2-3 minutes until vegetables are tender but still have a little crisp to them.
Serve with tortillas... toppings include sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, cut-up tomatoes, chopped green onion and guacamole.
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