Homemade fajita seasoning is mind-numbingly easy to make & most of the ingredients are things you’ll probably have in your spice cupboard. With none of the added crap.
Do you consider yourself a reader of food labels? I like to read anything & everything. I don’t use a lot of mixes but I happened to read the packet of fajita seasoning when I was buying some for my hubby to make nachos. The first ingredient listed was wheat. Then sugar. Spices. And various ingredients I didn’t think sounded very appetizing. So I put the seasoning back on the shelf, came home & made my own. Why not right?! It took longer to take the assorted spices & dried herbs from my pantry than it did to measure & mix.
There’s certainly many recipes online for fajita seasoning. And now there’s another one. I’ve not tried anyone else’s but I do like mine. And the only ingredient I had to buy to make this was dried parsley. I don’t think it’d be missed as dried parsley certainly isn’t a flavor powerhouse. If you don’t have it, don’t worry, just leave it out.
I added smoked paprika to my mix. It’s a wonderful spice. Adding, strangely enough, a subtle smoked flavor. Sarcasm.
In our house we use fajita mix to make nachos, a recipe I’ll be sharing tomorrow, but this works wonderfully as a marinade, a spice rub, fajitas (naturally) & *gasp* – tacos. Until next time, Lovoni xo
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- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon smoke paprika
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in screw-top jar in a cool dark place. Makes about 1/2 cup.