Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix Recipe

Are you ready to add some zing to your meals? With this easy-to-make fajita seasoning mix, you're about to transform your everyday dishes into something truly special. Whether you're confident in the kitchen or just starting out, this blend is your ticket to exciting, flavorful meals. Get set to spice up your cooking in the most delightful way!

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Originating from the Tex-Mex cuisine, fajitas have become a beloved dish worldwide, known for their vibrant flavors and versatility. Our recipe offers you the perfect balance of warmth, spice, and aroma, bringing the authentic taste of fajitas right to your dining table.

Say goodbye to store-bought packets and hello to a healthier, customizable, and more flavorful option. Let's get ready to add some zest to your cooking with this delightful mix!

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

There is nothing easier to throw together than a quick batch of fajitas for dinner, and this Homemade Fajita Seasoning is a great way to save time and money.  Not only can you control what is in this mix, you can make it up in a hurry at any time. Throw it in the crockpot with chicken breasts for an easy dump chicken recipe too!

Ingredients

To make homemade fajita seasoning, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 tbs. paprika
  • 2 tbs. salt
  • 2 tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. thyme

You can adjust the amount of seasoning to your liking by increasing or decreasing the amount of each ingredient.

How to Make Fajita Seasoning At Home

Making fajita seasoning at home is incredibly easy and can be done in just a few minutes. Here's how to do it:

  1. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Stir the ingredients together until they are well combined.
  3. Store the seasoning in an airtight container until ready to use.

That's it! With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own delicious fajita seasoning at home. Not only is it easy to make, but it's also much cheaper than buying pre-made seasoning at the store. Plus, you can adjust the seasoning to your liking, so you can make it as spicy or mild as you want.

Next time you're making fajitas, give this homemade seasoning a try. You won't be disappointed!

Fajita Seasoning

This blend is easy to mix up, and also makes a fun and unique gift to give to friends and family around the holidays.  Pour into jars, add a label and add to a gift basket that has things like a jar of homemade salsa, a tortilla press, a fun apron with peppers or similar items on it, or even a great new Mexican cookbook.

While you're mastering this fajita mix, why not explore more homemade blends? Check out this fantastic resource for a Substitute for Poultry Seasoning – it's a great addition to your homemade spice collection and perfect for various dishes. Or try this Mexican Seasoning for tacos, roasted veg, or homemade dip!

Storage Tips

Airtight Containers

To keep your homemade fajita seasoning fresh and flavourful, it is important to store it in an airtight container. This will prevent moisture from getting in and spoiling the spices. A glass jar with a tight-fitting lid or a resealable plastic bag are both good options.

Make sure to label your container with the date and contents, so you can keep track of how long it has been stored and what is inside. This will help you avoid confusion and ensure that you are using the seasoning while it is still fresh.

Shelf Life

Homemade fajita seasoning can last for up to 6 months if stored properly in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. However, it is best to use it within 3-4 months to ensure maximum flavour and potency.

If you notice any changes in colour, texture or smell, it may be time to replace your seasoning. Old or spoiled seasoning can have a negative impact on the taste of your dishes, so it is important to check it regularly and replace it when necessary.

By following these simple storage tips, you can ensure that your homemade fajita seasoning stays fresh and delicious for as long as possible.

Ways to Use

Marinades

You can use the homemade fajita seasoning to create a delicious marinade for your meat. Simply mix the seasoning with some olive oil and lime juice, and marinate your chicken or beef for at least an hour before grilling. The result will be a juicy, flavourful meat that is perfect for tacos or fajitas.

Vegetable Seasoning

The fajita seasoning is not just for meat – it can also be used to season your vegetables. Sprinkle some of the seasoning on your peppers, onions, and mushrooms before grilling or sautéing for a delicious and healthy side dish. You can also use it to season roasted vegetables for a tasty and easy meal.

Grill Enhancements

The fajita seasoning can be used to enhance the flavour of your grilled meats. Sprinkle some on your steak, chicken, or pork chops before grilling for a delicious and flavourful crust. You can also use it to season your burgers for a unique twist on a classic dish.

Fajita Seasoning

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Make your own fajita seasoning & never buy store-bought again!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Author Savanah

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tbs. paprika
  • 2 tbs. salt
  • 2 tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. thyme

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients together and mix well.
  • Store in airtight container.

Notes

To use: Dry 1 pound of chicken breasts then toss in a little olive oil. Sprinkle a few tablespoons in your mix over the chicken. Grill or fry up in a skillet. You could even put the chicken breasts into the crockpot, skip the olive oil, and sprinkle the mix on top.
This makes about 1/2 cup. I often quadruple this recipe and store it in a pint sized mason jar. 2 heaping tablespoons is equivalent to 1 store-bought package.
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Making this homemade fajita seasoning will help you to save money, always be prepared for any meal need, and most of all be able to control the amount of sodium you are using.  Most ready mixed seasoning blends have a ton of sodium in them, and this can be a real issue when you are working to change your diet habits.  With this homemade mix you can alleviate some of the bad, and truly make those yummy fajitas a safe and healthy alternative for your family.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix

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