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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.

Best Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix - one photo individual spices in spoonfuls on white plate. The second photo is the fajita seasoning mix in a clear glass jar.

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.  

Keep this homemade fajita seasoning mix in mind for the holidays, it would make the perfect gift if you package it in cute jars. 

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.

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Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix Recipe in a clear glass jar with a spoon

Can I use fajita seasoning in place of taco seasoning? 

Fajita seasoning and taco seasoning have different measurements of 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 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.

Make sure you don’t overcook the steak, it makes it tough to eat.  

Best vegetables to sauté for fajita seasoning: 

Some ideas for adding flavor to your fajitas are red peppers, green peppers, onions, Vidalia onions, red onions, green onions, portabello mushrooms, quartered tomatoes, and jalapeños are just some of the things you can add to your fajitas.  

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, and cilantro lime rice.

What condiments go with fajitas? 

Restaurants usually offer shredded lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, diced tomatoes, salsa, and shredded cheese.  

How to Make Fajita Seasoning Mix - Steak Fajitas on a cast iron plate.

Here’s 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. 

Yield: 4 servings

Homemade Fajita Seasoning

Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix Recipe in a clear glass jar with a spoon

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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

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.

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

Tips on making Homemade Fajita Seasoning:  

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

2) You can also admit the salt if you are on a low sodium diet. 

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

4) Used smoked paprika in place of paprika for a different twist.  

5) The cayenne pepper might be too hot for kids.  You might want to omit if you’re making it for your entire family.  

6) Some people like to add cinnamon to the seasoning.  Add 1/2 – 1 teaspoon if you like the taste.  

How much Homemade Fajita Seasoning 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 until meat is done.  

2) Use your favorite fajita recipe and use 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.  

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Samantha

Monday 27th of September 2021

My husband and I used this fajita seasoning tonight and was so good! We took out the cayenne so it wasn’t too spicy for the kiddos. We are still talking about how much better seasoning made the meal! Thank you!

Kelly

Tuesday 28th of September 2021

Hello Samantha! I'm so glad you loved the recipe. Thank you so much for letting me know. Kelly

Amy

Monday 16th of August 2021

Do you use the whole recipe for the 2-3 lb of meat?

JR

Monday 19th of July 2021

I’m just curious as to why there is corn starch in this seasoning mix?!

Kelly

Monday 19th of July 2021

Hello JR! It helps the seasoning mix cling to the meat. You can leave it out if you wish. Kelly

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