All the flavor of fajita seasoning but with no msg or other junk!
At the store the other day, my mother was lamenting that she could no longer find fajita seasoning in the store. Of course, she could find the packets of fajita seasoning but she could no longer find the bottle. My mother loves fajita seasoning and uses it on more than just fajitas, as do I. She loves to use it in her cheese balls and other dips. And I often use it to season meat, I’m going to use in pasta or casserole.
So I googled fajita seasoning and found lots of different options for fajita seasoning! So this is my version concocted from mashing a whole bunch of others together. And I think it’s pretty close to the old version we loved.
I haven’t passed it on to my mom yet to see what she thinks but I will soon. Just don’t tell her it has cayenne pepper in it, okay??
- 4 teaspoons Chili Powder
- 2 teaspoons Salt
- 2 teaspoons Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon Cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/4 - 1/2 Cayenne Pepper Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper, optional
- Place all ingredients in small bowl or jar and mix well.
- Store in airtight container.
Use the lower amount of Cayenne Powder and omit the pepper if you do not like your fajita seasoning as spicy.
We absolutely love making our own seasoning mixes. Not only does it save money but it also ensures no msg or other junk is hiding in our seasonings! Check out some of our other favorite homemade seasonings.