Over the last year, we have worked on reducing the amount of waste produced in our home. The biggest culprit of waste has always been the kitchen. Part of this waste reduction includes less packaging of foods. Through this, I’ve learned to make quite a few homemade staples, including our own fajita seasoning.
You may be thinking the same I did at first: Just because the seasoning isn’t packaged, the ingredients still come packaged. While this is true, the ingredients are all ones I already have in the kitchen. Therefore, I am not bringing in extra packaging, but using something I already have. Also, if you have access to a good bulk-buy store, then you could potentially make this completely waste free. Unfortunately, there isn’t a store like this near me right now. I do make the effort to purchase my seasonings in glass jars instead of plastic.
Anyways, back to the recipe at hand. Tyler has been obsessed with tacos lately, and anything resembling a taco. I used to always purchase the packets of fajita and taco seasoning. But, one day, we wanted to make some fajitas and I forgot that little packet. Instead of running to the store, we decided to make our own.
I looked up the ingredients online for the McCormick Seasoning, which is the brand I bought most often. From there, we started mixing a few things and tweaked it as we went. Eventually, we had a seasoning recipe that was just right for us. It isn’t too spicy so the boys and I can handle it. But it also has a lot of flavor.
Step by Step
In a small mixing bowl, measure out all of your ingredients.
Then, whisk all of the seasoning ingredients together.
Use immediately to replace one packet of seasoning or store in an air-tight container to use at a later time.
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk all ingredients together
- Use immediately to replace one packet of seasoning or store in an air-tight container
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