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Fajita Seasoning Made from Scratch

Rather than buying a premade packet, mix together your own fajita seasoning for a unique flavor all your own without the extras.

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.

The nutrition facts and ingredients list for a packet of fajita seasoning.

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.

Recipe

Measuring spoon and tea spoon with fajita seasoning on a white background with seasoning around it

Fajita Seasoning

Rather than buying a premade packet, mix together your own fajita seasoning for a unique flavor all your own without the extras.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course: Homemade Staple
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: fajita, seasoning
Servings: 7 tbsp
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin

Instructions

  • 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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Nutrition Facts
Fajita Seasoning
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 10 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 339mg14%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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22 thoughts on “Fajita Seasoning Made from Scratch”

  1. It always good to reduce waste. By nature I am a fairly frugal person. It always pains me to see so much food being wasted in people’s homes and in restaurants.

    In any case, that seasoning looks real good!

  2. This is a great idea for reducing waste… we try to make our own sauces and seasonings form scratch where possible too. We love fajitas so will have to try out your seasoning mix next time we have them.

  3. I have never thought about making my own fajita seasoning and this is going to be made tomorrow. I usually make my own Haitian Spice to season meat. Now my pantry will have its own Marjie’s fajita seasoning. Thanks for sharing this, Stephanie.

  4. Omg fajitas are legit a favorite food of mine!!!! I never thought about making my own seasoning! Might just give this a try! Sounds tasty!!!

  5. It is such a wonderful idea and i always appreciate reducing the waste. Being an Indian I love my spices and I either grind and make them all at home or my mom gives them when I visit her and it makes a world of difference in my cooking.

    1. I would love to try grinding my own spices at some point. Right now, the only one I do is peppercorn because I have a pepper grinder. But I bet those fresh spices are amazing!

  6. I enjoy the occasional fajita and love it. I think it is also a great idea to make our own fresh spices from time to time.

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