Make it Yourself: Fajita Seasoning


Fajita Seasoning RecipeHave you ever thought about making your own seasoning mixes at home? You might be surprised at how much money you can save by just making the mixes yourself. While the packets at the store seem convenient, they aren’t as convenient as making you own seasonings and making sure that you always have enough on hand. On top of the convenience of having as much as you need whenever you need it, there’s the money that you save making it yourself.

Even if you aren’t very comfortable in the kitchen, making mixes is a super easy way to begin to familiarize yourself with the kitchen and build up your confidence. Just think,when your guests ask what you used to make those fabulous fajitas, you can say “Oh, just a spice blend I threw together”-and it will be the truth!

Fajita Seasoning Mix

5 tablespoons cornstarch
9 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
5 teaspoons salt
5 teaspoons paprika
5 teaspoons sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons crushed chicken bouillon cube (or loose chicken bullion powder {pictured} Chicken Bullion Cube Alternative)
2 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper


Mix everything up and store in dry container. Use in place of your fajita seasoning.

How much do I use?
2 tablespoons of mixture = 1 seasoning packet from the store
How much does it make?
16 tablespoons or 8 packets

Tip: If you are watching your sugar, you can swap the sugar for Splenda or Truvia, etc. Avoid some other sugar substitues that may become bitter when cooked.

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