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The BEST Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix

Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix is easy to make and so much better than store-bought seasoning.  This easy fajita spice mix recipe is made of chili powder, salt, paprika, white sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cornstarch, and cumin.

If you’re looking for other homemade seasonings, try my homemade herb salt recipe or Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning Mix.

The Best Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix Recipe
The Best Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix Recipe

There’s something so magical about sizzling meat and veggies, topped with this seasoning it will be irresistible. Fajitas have become such a staple in people’s homes because of how easy they are to make and you’re able to appease every palate.  

When you make your own spice mixtures, you not only save money – but you know what is in each batch.  On top of that, this recipe is way better than store-bought fajita seasoning. It’s the perfect recipe to have in your spice cabinet.

Keep this homemade fajita seasoning mix in mind for the holidays, it would make the perfect gift if you package it in cute jars. Just make a big batch of the homemade fajita seasoning and divide it among your jars. Be sure to tie on the instructions to each jar. It’s so much better than store-bought mixes.

Think of all the options you have with this magical seasoning. Flank steak, chicken, pork, portobello, and shrimp fajitas are just some of the options you might try. You can also make a delicious fajita salad.

“I wish they made fajita cologne, because that stuff smells good. What’s that you’re wearing? That’s sizzling’!”

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Fajita Mix Recipe

Easy Fajita Season Mix - Beef Fajitas with Peppers
Easy Fajita Season Mix – Steak Fajitas with Peppers

Can I use fajita seasoning in place of taco seasoning? 

Fajita seasoning and taco seasoning have different measurements of fresh spices – giving your dishes a different flavor. While you can substitute taco seasoning with fajita seasoning, your tacos won’t have the same flavor.  

What’s the difference between fajita mix seasoning and taco seasoning? 

Taco seasoning has oregano, which fajita seasoning does not. It also has more chili powder.  

What steak do you use for fajita seasoning? 

The best choices for fajitas are skirt steak or flank steak. Be sure you don’t overcook the steak, it makes it tough to eat. This is a great steak fajita seasoning recipe!

Fajita Ingredients - Diced Tomatoes, Guacamole, Chopped Red Onions, & Cilantro
Fajita Ingredients – Diced Tomatoes, Guacamole, Chopped Red Onions, & Cilantro

Best vegetables to sauté for fajita seasoning

Some ideas for adding flavor to your fajitas are:

  • Red bell peppers
  • Green peppers
  • Yellow onions
  • Vidalia onions
  • Red onion
  • Green onions
  • Portobello mushrooms
  • Quartered tomatoes
  • Jalapeños  

What sides can you make for steak and chicken fajitas? 

The choices are endless when you think about what compliments fajitas. Here are some of the possibilities:

  • Black bean soup
  • Mexican corn salad
  • Refried beans
  • Tortilla soup
  • Mexican rice
  • Cilantro lime rice

What condiments go with fajitas? 

Restaurants usually offer:

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Salsa
  • Shredded cheese
  • Fresh lime juice
Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix - Chicken Fajitas with Yellow Onions, Red Bell Peppers, and Yellow Bell Peppers
Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix – Chicken Fajitas with Yellow Onions, Red Bell Peppers, and Yellow Bell Peppers

How to Make the Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe

Fajita Spice Mix Ingredients

1 tablespoon cornstarch 

2 teaspoons chili powder 

1/2 teaspoon salt 

1 teaspoon paprika 

1 teaspoon white sugar 

1/2 teaspoon onion powder 

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 

How to Make Fajita Seasoning

1) In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch, chili powder, salt, paprika, white sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and ground cumin together.

2) Store ingredients in an airtight container in a cool, dark spot like your kitchen cupboard. 

The Best Fajita Season Mix Recipe - Shrimp Fajitas with Chopped Green Onions
The Best Fajita Season Mix Recipe – Shrimp Fajitas with Chopped Green Onions

Tips on making Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix

  • If you’re on a low carb diet, you can omit the corn starch and sugar.  
  • You can also admit the salt if you are on a low sodium diet. 
  • This mixture is easy to make ahead and have on hand.  
  • Used smoked paprika in place of paprika for a different twist.  
  • The cayenne pepper might be too hot for kids. You might want to omit if you’re making it for your entire family.  
  • Some people like to add cinnamon to the seasoning. Add 1/2 – 1 teaspoon if you like the taste.
  • This recipe makes a wonderful gift idea for friends and family. They will enjoy not having to get store-bought versions of their favorite seasoning blends. Put this recipe in a cute glass jar and attach the recipe.
  • Store seasoning mix in a cool, dark, dry place for best results. Spices have a six month to two year shelf life.
  • You can add black pepper to the seasoning for added flavor.
  • The spice level of this mix can easily changed to your family’s preference.

How much Homemade Fajita Mix to Use

There are lots of different ways to make fajitas. Here’s a couple ideas for you to try depending on your diet needs:

1) Mix spice mixture with 2-3 pounds of meat and 1/2 cup water and cook in a large skillet until the meat is done. Add the meat to warm flour tortillas and top with your favorite condiments.

2) Use your favorite fajita recipe and season meat with the homemade fajita seasoning in place of the packaged kind. 

3) Make a marinade of the spice mixture with 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons soy sauce or liquid aminos, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 2-4 pounds of meat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.

How long will your DIY fajita seasoning last?

Your fajita meat seasoning will last up to six months if stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark spot.  

You’ll want to keep your homemade season mixes away from the heat of the stove.  

We’ve reached the end of the Best Fajita Seasoning Mix Recipe. I hope you enjoyed it.

Let me know in the comments below how you liked this easy fajita seasoning mix. You’ll never go back to store-bought fajita seasonings. Making your own spice blends is addicting. It’s also one of those easy dinners you’ll be making frequently.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix Recipe

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Printable Recipe for Homemade Seasoning for Fajitas with Nutrition Facts

The Best Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix Recipe
Yield: 4 servings

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Why buy packaged fajita seasoning, when you can make your own easily and for less money? This Homemade Fajita Seasoning will make your chicken, steak, vegetable or seafood fajitas taste like your favorite Mexican restaurant.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Store in an airtight container.

How Much Fajita Seasoning to Use:

Mix spice mixture with 2-3 pounds of meat and a 1/2 cup water. Cook in a large skillet until the meat is done. Add the meat to warm tortillas and top with your favorite condiments.

Use your favorite fajita recipe and add this homemade mixture in place of the package of fajita seasoning.

Make a marniade of the spice mixture with 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons soy sauce or liquid aminos, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, and 2-4 pounds of meat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.

Notes

If you're on a low carb diet, you can omit the cornstarch and sugar.

This mixture is easy to make ahead and have on hand.

Use smoked paprika in place of regular paprika for a different twist.

The cayenne pepper might be too hot for kids. You might want to omit if you're making the fajita seasoning for your entire family.

Some people like to add cinnamon to the mix. Add 1/2-1 teaspoon if you like the taste.

This recipe makes a wonderful gift idea for friends and family. Put this recipe in a cute glass jar and attach the recipe.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 21Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 304mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 0g

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Janice

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

Kelly, I want to let you know how much my family loves your fajita recipe, I’ll never by store packaged seasoning again…Thank you so much for this wonderful seasoning recipe

Kelly

Thursday 14th of December 2023

Hello Janice! I'm so glad your family loves the recipe. Thank you so much for letting me know. I appreciate it! - Kelly

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Wednesday 4th of October 2023

[…] taco seasoning but I prefer to use fajita seasoning. You can also make your own fajita seasoning (recipe here!). I like to use both red and green bell peppers. These are so yummy served with sour cream, salsa, […]

Denise

Tuesday 3rd of January 2023

Can this fajita seasoning be use when I’m making tacos? Also, what are the other ingredients for that? Do you have a taco seasoning recipe?

Kelly

Wednesday 4th of January 2023

Hello Denise! I do have a taco seasoning recipe. https://montanahappy.com/taco-seasoning-recipe/

Let me know how you like the recipe! Kelly

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Aubrey

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

This tasted great as written, but was a bit too spicy for my family’s preference. Next time I’ll cut the cayenne pepper in half and just use 1/8 tsp. Here’s a tip I use when making any of my own spice mixes: measure all the ingredients into a small (half pint) jar. Place the lid securely and shake until well mixed. Save for future use in same jar with lid or use right away. Helps cut down on dirty dishes!

Kelly

Wednesday 27th of July 2022

Great idea Aubrey! Thanks for letting me know. Kelly

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