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Make this simple homemade fajita seasoning recipe with common pantry spices and herbs. Use this versatile seasoning blend for your choice of fajita meat and vegetables for an ultimate Tex-Mex fiesta!

Jar filled with red spice mix with a wooden handled teaspoon scooping it up.


 

Fajitas are the ultimate Tex-Mex meal, and this homemade seasoning blend captures the perfect combination of spices, herbs, and chiles to give you the classic taste you expect from your favorite restaurants. This fajita seasoning blend is one we always have on hand, just like our popular homemade taco seasoning, and chicken taco seasoning.

This blend will work for chickensteak, shrimp, fajita vegetables, or a combination of roasted Mexican Vegetables. 

Fajita Seasoning Ingredients

Plate with all the spices needed to make a homemade fajita seasoning.
  • Chili Powder: we test all our recipes using Gebhardt’s Chili Powder, a mild chili powder. McCormick’s is another excellent option. 
  • Cayenne: this is a ground cayenne chile pepper; it is on the hot side, so start with a small amount; you can add more to taste if you desire. 
  • Paprika: use smoked paprika for a smoky flavoring if you are not grilling your meats and want a natural smokiness. Otherwise, you can use regular paprika. 
  • Granulated Onion: this is a ground dried onion; it’s coarser than onion powder, which helps it blend into the spice mix evenly. If you don’t have this on your shelf, you can use onion powder, dried onion flakes, or even grate fresh onion if you are preparing the mix to use immediately. We don’t recommend grating fresh onion into the seasoning blend for storage. 
  • Granulated Garlic: like the onion, this is a coarser grind that helps the seasoning mix evenly into the blend. Substitutions include garlic powder, dried garlic flakes, or fresh minced garlic if used immediately. Again, don’t add fresh garlic if storing the seasoning blend for later use. 
  • Mexican Oregano: adds a beautiful citrusy herbaceous flavoring. You can sub with regular oregano or ground coriander; read our post about Mexican Oregano for more information. 
  • Salt: use fine ground salt. 

How To Make Homemade Fajita Seasoning

  1. In a small bowl combine the spices, herbs and chile powders. Stir to combine. Store this seasoning blend in a sealed jar until ready to use.
Spices being mixed together on a small plate with a wooden spoon.

Recipe Tips & How to Use

  • Marinade: Make this spice blend into a fajita marinade: combine 1 tablespoon of this seasoning blend with 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil, juice of 2 limes, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Use it on chicken, beef, or pork.
  • Roasted Vegetables: this is a great seasoning blend for roasting any of your favorite veggies.
  • Dips/Casseroles/Soups: this fajita seasoning blend adds a pop of flavor to any dish you’re creating!

Fajita Seasoning FAQs

What’s the difference between chili powder and cayenne?

Chili powder is a variety of chiles and spices combined in one seasoning blend. Cayenne is ground up cayenne peppers. The spice level of cayenne is much higher than chili powder.

How much fajita seasoning should i use?

This recipe makes approximately 1/4 cup of seasoning. We recommend using 3 teaspoons of seasoning per pound of meat. This blend will season approximately 5 pounds of meat.

How to best store homemade spice blends?

Store your homemade seasoning blends in a sealed airtight container, like a jar. Store in a cool, dark room or cabinet away from constant light. Keep yours in a pantry or spice cabinet and use within 6 months for best results.

Jar labeled as fajita on a small cutting board with a wooden teaspoon on the side filled with red spices.

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Homemade Fajita Seasoning

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Serene
Make this simple homemade fajita seasoning recipe with common pantry spices and herbs. Use this versatile seasoning blend for your choice of fajita meat and vegetables for an ultimate Tex-Mex fiesta!
Jar filled with red spice mix with a wooden handled teaspoon scooping it up.

Ingredients  

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon mexican oregano

Instructions 

  • Combine all of the spices together and stir to combine.
  • Store in a sealed jar until ready to use.

Notes

  • Chili Powder: we test all our recipes using Gebhardt’s Chili Powder, a mild chili powder. McCormick’s is another excellent option. 
  • Cayenne: this is a ground cayenne chile pepper; it is on the hot side, so start with a small amount; you can add more to taste if you desire. 
  • Paprika: use smoked paprika for a smoky flavoring if you are not grilling your meats and want a natural smokiness. Otherwise, you can use regular paprika. 
  • Granulated Onion: this is a ground dried onion; it’s coarser than onion powder, which helps it blend into the spice mix evenly. If you don’t have this on your shelf, you can use onion powder, dried onion flakes, or even grate fresh onion if you are preparing the mix to use immediately. We don’t recommend grating fresh onion into the seasoning blend for storage. 
  • Granulated Garlic: like the onion, this is a coarser grind that helps the seasoning mix evenly into the blend. Substitutions include garlic powder, dried garlic flakes, or fresh minced garlic if used immediately. Again, don’t add fresh garlic if storing the seasoning blend for later use. 
  • Mexican Oregano: adds a beautiful citrusy herbaceous flavoring. You can sub with regular oregano or ground coriander; read our post about Mexican Oregano for more information. 
  • Salt: use fine ground salt. 
Marinade: Make this spice blend into a fajita marinade: combine 1 tablespoon of this seasoning blend with 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil, juice of 2 limes, and 1 tablespoon of honey. Use it on chicken, beef, or pork.
Storage: Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months. 

Nutrition

Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 2366mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1812IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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