I started making my own seasoning mixes when occasionally I’d be in the middle of a making a particular recipe and discover that I was out of a seasoning mix I needed. It’s so easy to make your own mix, because the majority of the individual spice ingredients in this recipe are usually available in most kitchens. These basic spices can also be used in varying amounts and combinations to make several other homemade seasoning recipes.
This recipe first appeared in the post Slow Cooker Beef Fajita. Since I refer to it often, I decided it needed it’s own post.
I don’t have a cost per packet figured out, because it all depends on the brand and size of container of the spices you buy, but it’s definitely a lot cheaper making your own seasonings. There’s also no unwanted ingredients in the mixes. I generally buy my spices in 5 to 7 ounce containers so that I have plenty to make up spice blends and seasoning mixes, plus use each individually for basic seasoning.
Homemade Fajita Seasoning
Measure all of the following ingredients into a mason jar and shake well before each use. Two (2) slightly heaping tablespoons is the equivalent to one package of a ready-made seasoning packet. The whole recipe makes the equivalent of four packages, but can easily be doubled or tripled.
- 3 Tbsp chili powder
- 2 Tbsp cumin
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 1 Tbsp pepper
- 2 teaspoon oregano
- 2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 – 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Adjust the amount of chili powder and red pepper flakes up or down a little for desired “heat” level.