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Recipe: Fajita Seasoning

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.


Keri @ Trinitys Love June 28, 2012 at 6:10 PM  

I found your blog because of this recipe. It is by far the best fajita seasoning I have ever had. Thanks so much for it!

Katy ~ June 29, 2012 at 6:36 AM  

I LOVE this kind of recipe. Saves a bunch of money; those little packets are so expensive, and considering I have these spices on hand, what a great way to use them. Thank you!


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