Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fajita Seasoning Mix

I like to make my own seasoning mixes. Making your own seasoning is a money saver. Also, you control what goes into the mix. For instance, if you are allergic to an ingredient, don't use it. If you are restricting your salt intake, omit the salt or replace with a low sodium substitute. Your mixes are customized to your likings and your health guidelines. You can't readily find that in a premixed package at your local grocery store. I generally have all the ingredients needed, to make seasoning, in my spice cabinet. One of my favorite mixes is Fajita Seasoning. It is quick and easy to put together.

Just gather up the ingredients.

Measure into a bowl. Since I am taking the time to make the mix, I make a LOT of it! This time I multiplied the recipe times 8.

Blend well. The Magic Bullet blender is great for blending spices.

I like to reuse my old spice containers. Just fill and store with your other spices.

I like to print the recipe on the container. Then, to prevent the label from getting wet, I seal it with clear packaging tape. These spice mixes are great holiday gift ideas!

Fajita Seasoning Mix

1 Tablespoon corn starch
2 Teaspoons chili powder
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon paprika
1 Teaspoon sugar
1/2 Chicken bouillon cube
1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
1/4 Teaspoon granulated garlic
1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 Teaspoon cumin

Blend all spices in a blender. Store in an airtight container. Use 1 tablespoon per 1 pound of meat. Makes 3 1/2 tablespoons.  


  1. Easy recipe to do!
    I am a ESL student and is complicated for me to understand elaborated recipes with uncommun spices names.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I do the same thing for my rubs and homemade seasoning blends. I print out the recipe and tape it to the spice bottle with a piece of packing tape, this way when I use it up it takes just 2-3 min to make a new batch. Great minds think alike!

  3. I'm assuming the cornstarch is to thicken it to stick to the veggies and chicken?

  4. Yes, Jeannette. That is absolutely correct. I hope you enjoy the recipe.

  5. Thank you for this!! Needed it.

  6. Please clarify,
    Bottle shows 1T corn starch
    Recipe shows 2T.

    1. Thank you for pointing that out. I have corrected the recipe, to read 1 Tablespoon.

  7. Blend all spices in a blender. Store in an airtight container. Use 1 tablespoon per 1 pound of meat. Makes 3 1/2 tablespoons. what's the last 3 1/2 means?

  8. The recipe makes 3 1/2 tablespoons of seasoning. Enough for 3 1/2 pounds of meat or vegetables.